In addition to the many things the Herald-Sun does every year to get information to voters, they have now implemented candidate blogs. This is a great idea and it's a good compliment to the forums, editorials, and online "votebook" the Herald already provides (see below).
Greensboro journalist/blogger Ed Cone has some great insight and commentary about the candidate blogs. He has been evangelizing for political blogging for a while, so he should know! I think this is an innovative step for the Herald and I'm glad to see them do this. I hope candidates will take advantage of this unique opportunity to communicate with their potential supporters and constituents.
new user registration form, but then I remembered how many times the Herald's telemarketers called me, for years, trying to get me to subscribe. (After I had unsubscribed due to the H-S's conservative politics.) I'm going to think twice before I give them my phone number again.
Someone else want to register and let us know if there's anything good on the blogs?-->
We're hoping you can help publicize a few of the things we're doing to cover the election, the most prominent being the series of forums we have coming up starting in late June.
In order, the forums are:
Orange County School Board, Monday, June 28, 7 p.m., Gordon Battle Courtroom, Hillsborough.
House 50 and Senate 23, Wednesday, June 30, 7 p.m., Gordon Battle Courtroom, Hillsborough.
Chatham County School Board, Wednesday, July 7, 7 p.m., Northwood High School auditorium.
Chatham County Commissioners, Monday, July 12, 7 p.m., Fearrington Barn.
Orange County Commissioners, Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m., Chapel Hill Town Hall council chamber.
In addition, we'll be posting the candidates' answers to The Chapel Hill Herald's
campaign-season Votebook questionnaire at http://www.heraldsun.com/votebook, and will give each candidate a chance to run their own blog at http://www.heraldsun.com/votebook/blogs. More traditionally, we'll also be giving each candidate a chance to publish a 550-word guest editorial in The Chapel Hill Herald starting in June.
As you can see, there will be lots of chances for candidates to communicate with
those who they'd represent. Please help us get the word out so we might maximize the information voters will take with them to the polls. Thanks in advance for your help.