Campbell Newman's campaign trail is a weird place to be a journalist [video]

Guardian :: Most political campaign trails come with a press pack of journalists. Campbell Newman's bid to be re-elected as Queensland premier is no exception. But do these trips – reporting press conferences, snapping photo opportunities, enjoying campaign hospitality and generally reading from a heavily controlled script – make for good journalism and contribute to a more informed public?

Read Fred McConnell, Joshua Robertson, www.theguardian.com