Heating up the Irish blogging debate

Things are warming up on the media coverage of tomorrow’s Blogging Conference in Dublin. Cian and I had a fairly vigorous discussion on the Tubridy Show this morning. The discussion is the last item on the RTE site, or you can listen to the rough cut mp3 file. Don’t forget to book your place! Installment two is in about 20 minutes on Newstalk, featuring Guido and Cian.

Update: Looks like it’s been moved off the agenda by Bertiegate!The programme:

10:00-10:30 Registration

10:30: Opening of the event

10:50: Discussion on media and blogging and the influence of blog (Richard Delevan Business Editor of the Sunday Tribune and blogger will give the talk setting out the context)

11:30: Round table discussion from Irish politicians who blog

12:00: Guido Fawkes discusses blogging and how political bloggers in the UK are influencing opinion and policies.

13:00: Lunch

14:00: Simon McGarr (McGarr & Co.) talks about online libel

14:30: Antoin O Lachtain (DRI) talks about FOI

15:00: Breakout Sessions begin

17.00: Wrapup

There is no plenary. Instead we hope to start a conversation that will move, in the first instance to the Brazen Head pub next door to the Digital Hub and then online.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty