Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Poll: Most Influential Journalists

In a future issue of TOTAL POLITICS we will be doing a big feature on the 50 Most Influential Political Journalists in the UK. And we'd like your help in compiling it. We've created an online poll, which you can take part in HERE...

There are six questions in the survey and it should take around five minutes to fill in.

VOTE HERE

PS: If you have a blog, please feel free to encourage your readers to vote!

17 comments:

Not pretty polly said...

Toynbee better not win this!

Cath said...

bit optimistic with the 5 mins Iain!

ian said...

Yes, never mind exploding the Pompeii myth, please demolish the Toynbee myth.

marcusW said...

J K Rowling is a damn good fictional writer.

"The Labour government has reversed the long-term trend in child poverty, and is one of the leading EU countries in combating child poverty."

...erm...

End Child Poverty press releases

End Child Poverty disappointed as child poverty figures rise - 10/6/08

Disastrous rise in child poverty shows Government failing to meet their targets - 27/03/07


...er...

'Benefit erosion' could double child poverty in 20 years, says report


...um...

"...the UK still has a higher proportion than any other EU country." - 26 March 2008


One gets the impression that the reclusive Mizz Rowling has just been listening to Gordon and not checking out the facts.

At £1 million this must be one of the biggest stings yet.

Or maybe she gets all her ideas for fiction from Gordon and we are about to hear that he was the actual originator of the idea for the Harry Potter* novels.

(*Copyright - the litigious Mizz Rowling)

Anonymous said...

Is this being advertised on left-wing blogs as well?

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Great, but Mr Spank gets a short sharp visit to botty land for omitting Brian Taylor, who reduced Aleister (sic) Darling to jelly over his comments about Wendy Alexander.

maas101 said...

"At £1 million this must be one of the biggest stings yet"

At 0.2% of her reported £500 million I wouldn't call it a sting. If snotty and his liebor cronies limited themselves to 0.2% of my money I'd consider voting for him.

On second thoughts I hate them too much for that. Even if they let me live tax free I still wouldn't vote for them.

Anonymous said...

Another list?!?!?!

Captain Haddock said...

How many lists do we need? It is like Channel 4 trying to fill a Saturday evening with "Iain's Top 300 medicore hits".

Paul Linford said...

How are you going to compare between the various categories, Iain? Or are there in fact going to be several lists?

I only ask because I think it's pretty hard to differentiate between the kind of "influence" that opinion-forming columnists like Rawnsley and Riddell wield and the influence in terms of setting the news agenda of story-getting reporters like Walters and Webster - leaving aside the kind of influence exerted by Nick Robinson and Adam Boulton by virtue of being on our TV screens night after night.

The Blue Ninja said...

Link posted from the Dojo...

Anonymous said...

3.14pm

I demand that you identify anyone whose opinion has been "formed" by Mary Riddell. Now.

They need to be tracked down and shot on sight.

Howard said...

Good grief not another list!

The most influential journalist in any particular field is the one who is a must read by the people within that field. A list is meaningless as the relevant people will not vote.

Dogs have bones. Bloggers have lists or less unique visitors per month!

Broon's Talking Bawgie said...

Has anyone else noticed the astonishing resemblance between Anne McElvoy, lefty Labour-hugging journalist, and Daryl Hall, of the popular Eighties beat combo Hall & Oates?

Anne (on the left, appropriately): http://tinyurl.com/459anm

Daryl: http://tinyurl.com/4k6naa

Amazing, no?

Rosebud said...

Journalists are lots of things but I don't think influential is one of them. You could have a poll of the most entertaining; the best informed; the most irritating; the most just about anything but influential.

media scum said...

Why can't your program let me put dowwn my -10 for George Galloway ?

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