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On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Monday, May 24, 2004


Blogging the Campaign

TV freelancer Tom Popyk has assembled an essential list of “house blogs” from major Canadian media outlets. Here's some of the notables, shamelessly cribbed from his list

The Globe and Mail is doing a group blog, with quick quips from their travelling correspondents.

Toronto Star business columnist David Olive turns to politics and mans the Star's election blog; it's more a daily news summary than a rapidfire weblog. For now.

For undiluted rightwingery, try the National Post editorial board’'s blog. Yes, they’re as ideologically committed (and blinkered) as you might have suspected. Elsewhere in the CanWestWorld, the Ottawa Citizen has a pair of offerings; and Global National also has a blog from their supposedly pioneering election broadcast tour bus—except it’s not as unique as they claim; every major TV network has one, but Global decided to put their lead anchor on the bus rather than some measly Ottawa bureau chief. Nothing bloglike yet from the Province or Sun.

Oh, and there's the blogscanada E-group, a collection of Canadian allstars. (UPDATE: The counter thingy suggests that a lot of you are coming from said group blog. Welcome. Enjoy the punditry, humour, and periodic obloquy. Trust me, there's another post in the works.)

From individual pundits:

How could I get away without mentioning Wells, Coyne, Cosh, and Kinsella? But there are lesser-known (outside the blog world) folks worth reading: Bow (now running another election pool), Spicer, an actual Calgary Grit, Schreck, and so on. I'll add more as I find ’em.
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