I reached out to Emily Metzgar recently when our governor's staff asked for 3 minutes of live airtime during a 6pm newscast without any decent explanation. I found Emily's name among the state bloggers and emailed her asking if she had any information on what the governor would talk about. She kindly returned the email promptly and simply said...no idea. Of course later we learned what the "non-political" announcement was, Blanco would not run.
Since then I have checked in with Ms. Metzgar's blog and subscribe to her newsletter and find it to be informative and well written. In this article she discusses a study she is doing and says
"the way I'm planning to go about this is to look at agenda-setting measures--that's the idea that blogs can set the stage for what's discussed in the media and among decision makers and among the public. In political communication and mass communication that's called "agenda-setting theory."
Is that what you want from this blog? Agenda setting material? Check out this cenla blogger to find out just how disappointed he is with the local media scene. Do you agree?