by Stephen Tall on May 31, 2007
As was clear from the reaction to Rob Fenwick’s post on Monday, there is a strong desire among Lib Dems (and politicos from other parties) for LDV to continue. We’re delighted to announce that it will, with a new team leadership in place.
Here’s how it’ll work:
* Ryan Cullen, creator of the Lib Dem Blogs Aggregator, will manage the tecchy side;
* Stephen Tall (aka me), of A Liberal Goes A Long Way, will act as ‘commissioning editor’ (for want of a less poncy term); and
* Mark Pack and Will Howells, of Lib Dem HQ, will look after the day-to-day comment moderation.
Regular content will be provided by the following:
* Alex Foster and Richard Huzzey, already LDV team members, will continue to provide a regular flow of postings;
* Mark Pack will continue to provide official party content (clearly marked as such);
* Alex Wilcock, of Love and Liberty, will provide a monthly round-up of the opinion polls; and
* Jeremy Hargreaves, Vice Chair of the Lib Dem Federal Policy Committee, will provide a regular round-up of the latest developments in party policy.
We hope others will join the regular LDV writing collective – in particular, it would be good if we weren’t all young(ish), white males.
The ‘editorial line’ will be the one that’s been followed by Rob – LDV will continue to be neutral, presenting views from a range of people and perspectives, and offering people a right of reply. There’ll be a comments policy which is basically permissive, but moderating abusive language and trolls from other parties. Queries or complaints about the balance of coverage can be directed to the commissioning editor.
So, there you go – LDV was dead, long live LDV.