Opinionated Weblog Editors Needed

I’m working on a new web site that will not be a part of CamWorld, but will be a multiple-editor weblog that covers the political environment around the 2004 election.

If you are interested in being a part-time editor for this blog and have strong political preferences for either the Republican or Democratic party, then get in touch with me. I’m looking for two editors for each party (four editors in total) to cover the election news, write opinion pieces, and counter-argue the claims of your opposing political party.

This opportunity is perfect for those who want to express their political opinions online but want to keep it separate from their own personal weblog. You may write under a pseudonym but I encourage you not to.

The life of this weblog will run from July 2003 to November 2004. All revenue (if there is any, and after overhead expenses) from advertising on this weblog will be shared among the site’s editors.

Update: I’ve decided to expand this blog to also cover third-party candidates. Editors who want to contribute in that vein can also apply. Once the initial editors have been chosen, an additional 10 editors for each party will be added.

The only requirements are that you be passionate about your political party (and/or candidate) and be able to write and debate well. Anyone without proven writing experience will not be considered.

Update Number 2: Alright, looks like I’ve got a number of editors signed up, accounts are created, but I’m still looking for more.

  • Democrats Blog: 12 editors
  • Republicans Blog: 5 editors
  • Third Party Blog: 8 editors

With another half dozen still to add accounts for. I want about 10 editors for each blog. Some editors, because of their political affiliation, have chosen to edit two of the three blogs. This is perfectly fine.

I’ll be announcing the web site in a few days. I’m still working on the templates and design, building support pages, fine-tuning stuff, etc.

Much credit goes to Six Apart for developing such a flexible tool, MovableType, which will be running this site.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at June 12, 2003 01:49 AM

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