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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Announcing my new media project - TheDailyBlog.co.nz - read the other side of the story

TheDailyBlog.co.nz - read the other side of the story

“The blogs dont get to vote in the labour party, so we don't pay much consideration to it” - Andrew Little.

“Blogs,who cares about blogs” - Clayton Cosgrove

"I don't read blogs"
they are "nonsense" - David Shearer.

Well they'll be reading the blogs now.

Last week Bryce Edwards interpreted my announcement that I was stepping down from Tumeke as me quitting blogging.

Nothing could be further from the truth. I'm not quitting the NZ Blogosphere, I'm intending to change it.

TheDailyBlog.co.nz will bring together 30 of the best left-wing bloggers and progressive opinion shapers in NZ all onto one site to critique the news, the media, and politics to provide the other side of the story.

I first want to thank and pay respects to the 3 unions who have had the foresight and vision to support this new media project. UNITE, the RMTU and the NZDWU have shown a willingness to engage in social media and blogs to further the debate about the decline of our egalitarian society.

I look forward to reading Matt McCarten, Chris Flatt and Wayne Butson's blogs as they gauge the temperature of industrial relations during our current economic malaise through the lens of their unions.

Launching March 1st TheDailyBlog.co.nz will feature: Chris Trotter, Selwyn Manning, Professor Jane Kelsey, Keith Locke, Sue Bradford, John Minto, David Slack, Morgan Godfery, Gareth Renowden, Coley Tangerina, Phoebe Fletcher, Dr Wayne Hope, Queen of Thorns, Burnt out Teacher, Steve Grey, Aaron Hawkins, Marama Davidson, Tim Selwyn, James Ritchie, Efeso Collins, Robert Winter, Lynn Prentice, Frank MacsKasy, Matt McCarten, Wayne Butson, Chris Flatt, Allan Alach, TheDailyBlog Reposts and The Liberal Agenda.

We have 270 000 children in poverty, a real unemployment rate in the double figures and the highest level of inequality recorded. If Seven Sharp is the new bench mark for critical public media, then it's up to the blogs to fill the gap.

The twitter account is here,
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At 19/2/13 9:06 am, Blogger The Contrarian said...

Will the comment section but held to your restrictive level Bomber or will you actually let people disagree with you?

At 19/2/13 9:10 am, Blogger Sanctuary said...

brilliant idea.

At 19/2/13 9:14 am, Blogger Hamish Mack said...

Best of luck, Bomber et al. I shall follow it

At 19/2/13 9:27 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I certainly look forward to more coverage of industrial relations which has all but disappeared from the pages of msm (your acronym).

At 19/2/13 9:59 am, Blogger DavidHa said...

And the rest of us that have idea's what we just get ignored as usual??? I am sorry but some of that list I would not call 'top bloggers', and some I have never heard of.

At 19/2/13 10:43 am, Blogger Bomber said...

Contrarian - did you not think I read your torrent of abuse on The Standard? Why would I allow a Troll like you on this splendid new blog? If you want the sewer go roll around on Whaleoil or kiwi blog

David who are you and these are the 30 best that I have put together

At 19/2/13 11:46 am, Blogger Alison Withers said...

The website is currently under development, but in great anticipation of its March 1st launch, I've already bookmarked it! :-)

At 19/2/13 2:17 pm, Blogger Nitrium said...

Sounds like a great line up. And about as fair and balanced as Fox News. Oh wait, that's your line ;-).
Looking forward to it.

At 19/2/13 2:27 pm, Blogger Canichett said...

Sounds GREAT! I was already missing Robert Winter and was lamenting you going too, Bomber - But now you are both together and with lots of other great bloggers too!! The best news EVER! Congratulations to all involved!!!

At 19/2/13 3:55 pm, Blogger Paul said...

Great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 19/2/13 7:27 pm, Blogger Nick Taylor said...

Dang... I was hoping you were going to do something to provide an alternative to TVNZ news.

That's what's really needed. We need to provide a way of routing around the msm... probably some aggregate not of blogs, but locally made video... or relevant video collated from international sources.

Needs to be video, not text in other words.

As I keep saying - I'm a fairly proficient web-dev. Am happy to help.

At 19/2/13 10:54 pm, Blogger Unknown said...

NZ's answer to The Huffington Post. Well done!

At 20/2/13 7:55 am, Blogger Phil said...

The Right is always right.
What's Left is always left.

Question to Nine to Noon and Afternoons presenters,

"Do you really have to be 'National' to work for National Radio?"

Good work BB.

At 20/2/13 7:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A formidable line up: academics, former politicians, bloggers, etc. Can we still expect the witty eccentric comments we’re accustomed to on Tumeke or is The Daily Blog going to be more “respectable”?

Always enjoyed the attitude and style of Tumeke: very informative, witty, human and inclusive. Like a more successful version of Seven Sharp, superior in every way. The MSM and parliament could learn a thing or two from the blogs.


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