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Political blogging in the 2007 Australian federal election

Volume 14, Issue 2

September, 2008

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Bahnisch, M. (2008). Political blogging in the 2007 Australian federal election. Pacific Journalism Review, 14(2): 8-14.
The public right to know
Author(s): Mark Bahnisch
Publication date: 
October, 2008

Much of the discussion of the emergence, role and significance of the political blogosphere in Australia has been marred by boosterism on one hand and tired and stereotyped dichotomies on the other. As with so much of the discourse that developed from the 1990s onwards surrounding the social and informational roles of the internet, boosterism and a constant search for the new ‘killer app’ have gone hand in hand.