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TV Washington jumps into blogosphere with Niki Sullivan

Post by News Tribune Staff on Jan. 7, 2009 at 6:03 am with No Comments »
January 7, 2009 6:03 am

Since Niki Sullivan used to be my partner in crime covering the Legislature, I’m taking some journalistic license in giving her some “Web ink.”

It was Niki who taught me crucial things about blogging, such as how to bold face her name. (She’s agreed to provide emergency help (if I ever buy an i-phone, or whatever they’re called) since I’m a taxpayer and she’s a public servant. Right, Niki?

As The News Tribune’s political and legislative reporter, Niki was the first to publish the phrase “97 to Dunn” to sum up a typical House rollcall vote. That’s probably why Jim Dunn lost his bid for reelection.

Anyway, add the TVW RSS feed to your NetVibes page because Niki will be worth reading. I already have. And even though she doesn’t know who J.P. Patches is, don’t hold it against her. She wasn’t even born by the time his show was taken off the air.

"The Capitol Record" launches TVW into blogosphere

Today, TVW launched The Capitol Record, a new blog dedicated to providing information about Washington state government, including the Legislature, courts and state agencies.

The Capitol Record is one of many new ways that TVW is expanding to keep people informed with unbiased coverage, consistent with our mission to increase civic engagement and education. The Capitol Record is a blog where anyone – from regular citizens to those deeply involved in the Legislative process – can get accurate, timely and consistent information about what state government is working on, written in an easy-to-understand, engaging way.

The blog is written by Niki Sullivan, who has covered state government for The Associated Press in Oregon and The News Tribune in Washington during her career as a newspaper journali st. She also produces Legislative Review, TVW’s daily show on the state Legislature. That show runs nightly at 11 p.m. and again at 7:45 a.m.

Please take some time to check out The Capitol Record (http://www.capitolrecord.org). We look forward to your thoughts and comments.


Greg Lane




State Government
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