Vermont media announce partnership

first_imgWCAX-TV, Vermont Business Magazine and WDEV Radio Vermont are teaming up to cover politics. Three of the state’s leading news organizations announced this week they will team up to cover the 2010 election. This innovative three-way partnership will take the pulse of the public through television, print and radio.The partnership will include polling, debates and special programming right up until Election Day on November 2nd.“We will be asking the candidates where they stand on the critical issues of our time. The public deserves a hard look at the candidates and that is what we will be doing,” said VBM publisher John Boutin.“For the first time, broadcast radio, broadcast television and in-depth print, new media and online news are coming together to deliver relevant coverage to the citizens of the Green Mountain State.” said WDEV President Ken Squier. “We can’t wait.”“This is one of the most important critical elections we are facing and it’s great to have these additional resources to cover the issues. Vermont Business Magazine and WDEV are strong partners, “said WCAX-TV News Director Anson Tebbetts.For more than seven decades WDEV has played a key role in Vermont campaigns with its legislative reports, talk shows and lively debates. “Making sure the candidates are held accountable is so important to our democracy, “said Squier.This partnership kicks off with a statewide poll this week that will look at the gubernatorial candidates, the view of nuclear power and Vermonters’ view of what’s happening in Washington. The first poll results to be released tonight will gauge early interest in the governor’s race.Source: WCAX, WDEV, Vermont Business Magazine. February 17.2010Contact: Anson Tebbetts WCAX-TV News Director(802) 652-6360Contact: Ken Squier President WDEV Radio(802) 244-7321)Contact: John Boutin-Publisher VBM(802) 863-8038last_img

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