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Everyone knows this has not been an especially kind year to newspapers and the traditional media. And while the so-called “new media” continue to displace traditional media’s dominance of the marketplace of ideas, it’s not always easy for the new kids on the block. Sure, launching a blog can be done with only a few clicks, but maintaining and growing a blog is a different matter entirely. According to a 2008 survey by Technorati, which runs a search engine for…

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In the face of declining poll numbers, here’s what Charlie Crist can do to save his campaign

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A new St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll finds only 42 percent of likely Florida voters think Charlie Crist is doing a good or excellent job as governor — by far the worst approval rating of Crist’s 34 months in office. Dear Charlie, It’s been a long time since I helped out on one of your campaigns. In fact, I think the last time we worked together you were running for…the U.S. Senate (do you remember the time when,…

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American Association of Political Consultants issues statement regarding the use of disclaimers on new media communications

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Last week, the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) issued this policy statement in response to a Florida Election Commission complaint filed against Mayoral candidate Scott Wagman in St. Petersburg, alleging he omitted the state’s required disclaimer in online advertisements he was sending out. Brian Franklin, a member of AAPC and a consultant to State Senator Ted Deutch of Florida, requested this statement to aid the senator in writing and defending his proposed legislation regarding disclaimers on online advertising. The…

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Mr. Kendrick Meek talks to Saint Petersblog

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The call came late Tuesday night. It was from Ana Cruz, the ultra-connected Tampa political consultant helping to direct Congressman Kendrick Meek’s campaign for the US Senate: Would I like to interview Meek for my blog, she asked. She already knew my answer would be a resounding ‘Yes’. I had been e-mailing back-and-forth with Kenneth Quinnell, the progressive blogger who is now leading Meek’s efforts to connect with new media. Congressman Meek would be in Tampa on Wednesday to open…

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