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Black coffee, Curtis, Brian and James
And Facebook, Twitter and Menno, too.
Pretty much in that order, that’s how I start my day at work.
I’ve already read both papers at home, so once I once I plunk down at the office I quickly check out local bloggers I know. I admit the list is short.
Some of you may already know them:
- Curtis Brown’s Endless Spin Cycle
- Brian Kelcey’s State of the City
- Menno Zacharias’s Policing, Politics and Public Policy
- James Turner’s The Crime Scene
There’s also Policyfrog. He doesn’t use his name, but his ID is no secret.
There’s also the anonymous Blackberry Addicts, which just resurfaced after a three-year hiatus, just in time for the municipal election and next year’s provincial election. No offence B.A., but why not just rename the blog to "Cabinet Communications."
There are a few other blogs out there and you’re more than welcome to share them here. Just keep it clean and respectful.
You can also check out other blogs to watch listed on the Free Press website.
With elections on the horizon, and a federal one maybe in the spring, the more bloggers the merrier. Even "C.C."
(Shameless plug: I have a blog, too. Camp Stephens Alumni is for anyone connected to the Y’s Camp Stephens on Lake of the Woods).
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About Larry Kusch and Bruce Owen
Larry Kusch has been a journalist for 30 years, the last 20 with the Winnipeg Free Press. His is one of the newspaper's two legislative bureau reporters.
Raised on a Saskatchewan farm, he received an honours journalism degree from Carleton University in 1975.
At the Free Press, Larry has also worked as a general assignment reporter, business reporter, copy editor and assistant city editor.
Bruce Owen joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1990 after four years working in other media.
He's worked in a number of positions at the Freep, including pet columnist, assistant city editor and police reporter. Right now he takes up space at the Manitoba legislature.
Bruce is one of five reporters who won a National Newspaper Award for the paper’s coverage of the 1997 Flood of the Century. He's also the recipient of the 1996 Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg Media Golden Hand Award and the 1995 Canadian Federation of Humane Societies Media Commendation Award.
In a past life Bruce worked at YMCA-YWCA Camp Stephens. He has a blog where he and others write about camp and the people who worked and played there.
You can also find Bruce on Twitter where he posts and retweets all sorts of stuff.
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