Tuesday, June 05, 2007

A guide to Saipan Bloggers

I wrote a lengthy story on CNMI bloggers that is running in three parts in the Marianas Variety. Part one was published Tuesday. Part two was published yesterday. Part three is out today. I'll be posting an online version that includes even more bloggers next week, probably next Friday, as if this wasn't long enough. If you'd like to be included, leave a comment with your email address, and I'll send you a questionaire. You don't have to know me to be included. If you already responded, you're already on my list to be integrated. I just ran out of space in the paper version. Thanks to everyone who participated.

9 comments:

antonio g. said...

You may have missed what is perhaps the most politically charged blog of all, Commonwealth Sound Off, http://commonwealthsoundof.blogspot.com. I came across this through the Saipan Blogger and guess the only reason the comments have been few so far until recently is because there's been no apparent marketing of this site. Seems to be truly non-partisan, with an angle for just about everyone.

Jeffrey C. Turbitt said...

I liked it, then they locked everyone out who wasn't "invited." I wrote about this, as did Boni. Now it is open again.

http://turbittj.blogspot.com/2007/05/angelos-visit.html

Melissa said...

Jeff,

GREAT first part of the article! I look forward to reading the rest.

source670 said...

here's another new addition: cnmilivewire.blogspot.com

check it out.

BoReGo said...

Good article Jeff, thanks for including me. I always think I'm so boring.

Bev said...

Loved the article Jeff! Thanks for writing about our blogging experiences=)

Jeffrey C. Turbitt said...

You're all welcome as well. Thanks for your participation. Was fun to do.

saipan middle road said...

question, does this mean, when you write and critique something, you send it to the Trib and when you write feature story you send it to Variety? what gives?

Jeffrey C. Turbitt said...

No, I've sent almost everything to the Variety since I've been here. It's about a 9 to 1 ratio. If it's in the Tribune it is because I've wanted to say two things at once on separate issues, or I'm responding to someone who said something in the Tribune. I've been censored in the Tribune, and would be so again, and don't want the aggravation of getting upset about it, plus Willie Tan owns the government, shouldn't own the media, too. Plus Z is a friend of mine. Plus, the Tribune railroaded Ruth Tighe for being critical of the administration early on, and in a widely circulated email, allegedly this was orchestrated by the power brokers who said "she can say what she wants, but not in our paper." I don't know exactly what happened there, but I know something untoward happened, and that stifles free speech.