And on the third day, Lib Dem Voice rose from the dead…

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.

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22 Comments

  • Three cheers for those who have stepped into the breach!

    Hip, hip …..

  • richardclein 31st May '07 - 2:10pm

    great news – good luck all

  • Rob Blackie 31st May '07 - 5:37pm

    Excellent.

  • Excellent news. If there is anything I can do to assist, please let me know.

  • Hywel Morgan 31st May '07 - 8:54pm

    Well that is good news 🙂

    Though I’m possibly more cheered by the categorisation of Alex as youngish as that would mean I fall into the same category 🙂

  • Cheltenham Robin 31st May '07 - 10:15pm

    Great news

    Thanks to those who give up their time

    The Parrot rises from the flames

  • I’m sure I’ll get round to helping eventually, although I will only help to reduce to average age…

  • Great news. Delighted to see the survival of LDV. Good luck to the new volunteers. Would be nice to see a broader spectrum of party members involved.

    Could you get some coverage in Lib Dem News or national or regional members mailings? A very high proportion of party activists of all ages, genders and ethnicities (is that a word?) have net access and may contribute if they knew about the site.

  • nigelashton 1st Jun '07 - 12:34am

    Excellent news. I’m really pleased that LDV is to continue. It is one of my daily ‘must read’ sites.

  • I was on the phone to some appalling person from Lib Dem News the other day, when I accidently referred to the magazine as “Lib Dem Voice”. The angry tone I got in response was mildly amusing…

  • Best news of the week – excellent.


    Richard Struck

  • Alun Griffiths 2nd Jun '07 - 10:36pm

    I only just found this, so I am really pleased it isn’t going away straight away. Now all I need is to find out how to register for the members forum.

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