It seems I do little writing these days, but as an editor I get to be part of our ongoing good-faith efforts to track down and deliver the news. One project I’d like to toot the horn about: our 2010 election coverage. Reporters David Forbes, Jake Frankel and Michael Muller (with a little help from former Xpress Associate Editor Nelda Holder and videographer Michael Knox) covered everything from the spring primaries to the Nov. 2 finale. They wrote, they filmed, they blogged; our fall coverage alone spanned almost two months. One of the most rewarding moments was witnessing the excitement and energy these contributors brought to the project — particularly the day we covered a little-reported Council of Independent Business Owners event at which Rep. Heath Shuler publicly announced that he had his eye on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s job. — Margaret Williams, co-managing editor, news
“Speaker of the House Heath Shuler?” Blog post Aug. 26
“Looking dapper and tan in a well-tailored blue suit, Rep. Heath Shuler talked about job creation, partisanship, the need to balance the federal budget — and his own ambition to be speaker of the House — at a luncheon today sponsored by the Council of Independent Business Owners. Xpress covered the event live and shot a brief video interview with Shuler after his speech.”
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“Blue Dogs Rule?” Published Sept. 1
“At an Aug. 26 luncheon sponsored by the Council of Independent Business Owners, Rep. Heath Shuler emphasized his credentials as a moderate "Blue Dog" Democrat who’s willing to buck both parties to do what he thinks is best for the country.”
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