February 19, 2013

Introducing AusVotes 2013


Dear readers

Instead of whingeing about the deficiencies of traditional media during this year’s federal election campaign, I thought it would make more sense to produce and showcase the types of information and analysis we think are missing.

That’s the basic premise for a group blog that I established just a fortnight ago, AusVotes 2013.

So far we have 20 writers, many of whom have their own blogs, and who between them bring a wide range of political philosophies and professional backgrounds to the examination of the 2013 federal election.

Over 30 posts have been published to date, generating around 15,000 hits, and covering a range of policy issues as well as discussion of the roles of traditional and social media.

I initially thought the site would be a six week project, during the election campaign proper. But with the election date being announced with such a long lead time, it will now be a seven month project!

So if you’re wondering where Drag0nista has got to, or why she’s not posting here as often as usual, just head over to AusVotes 2013 and you will find me there.

Drag0nista

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  1. Paula, bet it’s a nice feeling creating a space to mentor and publish exciting writers young and old, new and returned.

    I’ve decided to have another go at it myself for a few months – focus digging for truth in stories underdone or undone by MSM.

    Maybe two old crones could hold hands?

    love margo

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  2. Becoming incensed by the relentless and raw media campaign against the Gillard Govt. Just want a more balanced account from a Canberra journo who is up there and not running with the baying blood-frenzied pack. Can you recommend anyone?

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    • For sure. Katharine Murphy, who’s just left the Age and will soon be with Guardian Australia. Laura Tingle at the Financial Review. Michael Gordon at the Age.

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Political blogger and columnist on the interwebs. Former Liberal staffer and industry lobbyist. Studying the entrails of federal politics since 1989. Otherwise known as Paula Matthewson.

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