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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Blogging for the Guardian and Observer

Sat late last night, or early this morning depending on you look at it just going through a pile of newspapers seeing what to blog about over the weekend and came across the jobs pages in Mondays Guardian.

The advert says, Beatbloggers - 12 month freelance contracts in Leeds, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

"The Guardian is launching an initiative in a small number of locations and would like to recruit a blogger in each of Leeds, Cardiff and Edinburgh, to create and curate local text and multimedia content.

"You will lead the Guardian's innovative approach to community news coverage by reporting on local meetings and events with an emphasis on political decision making, identifying grassroots issues of importance to residents and signposting information and news provided via other sources."

The closing date for anyone that is interested is Sunday 8th November 2009.

I was struck that this really is quite an innovative way of doing local news nationally but wondered why the Guardian has selected three major cities that the Liberal Democrats control either on their own or with other political parties, or is it just entirely coincidence?

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