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Friday, February 03, 2006

Extra Window

Today’s Utah Policy Daily gave a well-deserved nod to local Bloggers:
In Utah, the number of political blogs is also proliferating. Utah Policy Daily’s Blog Watch continues get longer as more interesting posts are made daily. We’re getting to the point where we have enough good political blogs that high-profile issues get a good airing as bloggers link to each other and to the mainstream media.
They also said some kind but improbable things about the Senate Site (See Friday Buzz: Blogs Having Bigger Political Impact).

Thanks UPD, for the kind words and constant encouragement of local political blogs. We’re working hard to create something unique and valuable here. Hope it helps.

Additional thoughts:

UPD mentioned our site’s ability convey an official's thoughts “unfiltered and undiluted by the news media.” This is true – and quite cathartic at times – but there are two other equally important reasons why we built our site:

First, Utah citizens own Utah’s government and are responsible for what happens here. Why not offer an extra window into the process?

Second, the Senate doesn’t tend to get in fistfights and grab headlines, but is engaged in some weighty decision making and sincerely trying to do the right thing. We thought there might be a few interested souls out there.

(BTW, the team of reporters assigned to cover the Senate tend towards responsibility, pleasant professionalism and accuracy. At this point, we don’t have any major grievances against them. If we do, we’ll let you know. Somehow....)

Thanks for paying attention.


Blogger Utah Conservative said...

Kudos to Ric and all of you,

It is great to get your perspective.

2/03/2006 8:59 PM  

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