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Me, Me, Me, Me

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by P.D. Lesko I voted absentee for the first time. No lines. No waiting (well, maybe 5 minutes while the ballot was prepared). Overall, an excellent experience compared to voting at my local polling place with its cantankerous poll workers, God love ‘em. For A2P newbies, you might be shocked, just shocked to learn that [...]

July 31st, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Media,on A2Politico | Read More »

A2Politico: The Next Step Toward More Accountability Journalism in Ann Arbor

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by P.D. Lesko This month A2Politico.com becomes a pay-to-view site. Editor & Publisher published a feature recently titled, “How Can Newspapers Convince Content Is Worth Paying For?” I believe the answer is simple: Provide compelling, smart, well-written and thoroughly-researched content that people can’t get anywhere else. Employ carefully chosen and talented writers, and always assume readers [...]

February 6th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Media,on A2Politico | Read More »

Satire & Sex Top the List of Top 15 Stories @A2Politico in 2011

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by P.D. Lesko My kids have nagged me this year because A2Politico.com didn’t cover local sports. I’ve teased them and said “That’s what AnnArbor.com is for.” Today, for the first time, AnnArbor.com posted a list of its most read stories (though no actual page view numbers for each story, alas) over the course of the [...]

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Media,on A2Politico | Read More »

A2Politico: Posts & People For Whom We’re Very Thankful….

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by P.D. Lesko A2Politico appreciates you taking a break from cooking, eating and sports to stop by to see what we’re up to today. We’re all cooking, eating and watching sports. In October, A2Politico hosted 27,000 readers. As always, we count on you to help us by casually mentioning to friends, enemies, current crushes, and [...]

November 24th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,on A2Politico | Read More »

Columbia Journalism Review: “A2Politico—Accountability Journalism in Ann Arbor, Mich”

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By P.D. Lesko When I opened reporter Erik Schilling’s email to me, I had to read it twice. The Columbia Journalism Review News Frontier Program had assigned him to write a piece about A2Politico. The Columbia Journalism Review? For those not in the field of publishing, the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism offers one of [...]

August 19th, 2011 | Posted in Best of A2P,Featured,on A2Politico | Read More »

A2Politico: A Peek Beneath the Sheets—4,800+ Facebook Shares in June, Closing In On 5,000 Comments, and Other Secrets Revealed

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by Patricia Lesko You may notice that there have been some changes to A2Politico, including to the site’s logo. We’ve added “Smart, fearless, local journalism” to the tagline. This is unabashed homage to MoJo, the lefty magazine that has provided investigative journalism through a non-profit model since before it was trendy to deliver accountability journalism [...]

July 9th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Media,on A2Politico | Read More »

A2Politico Celebrates Second Birthday & Gets Investment to Expand

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On June 11, 2009, A2Politico was launched. To read the very first entry, click here. Don’t forget to vote in the poll. I launched the site, because I wanted to see if other people were as interested in local politics as I am. Since September of 2009, A2Politico’s coverage of local news and politics has been [...]

June 6th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,on A2Politico | Read More »

A2Politico: The Top Ten Reads in February (Well, 11, Actually)

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February is over, and we’ve paraded into March. Below, you find the top 10 (well, 11, actually) reads on A2Politico for the month of February. If you’re new to A2P, take a few minutes and check out the posts you missed. If you’re a regular reader, chances are you read every one of these, twice. [...]

March 5th, 2011 | Posted in on A2Politico | Read More »

A2Politico: A Peek Beneath the Sheets

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I recently wrote about why AnnArbor.com needs to give us all a little peek beneath the sheets. Over the past three months, thousands of readers have frittered away time here at A2Politico. Who knows why? Habit? Boredom? Confusion? Whatever the reason, I thought it might be fun to share with A2P’s readers the top 10 most [...]

February 14th, 2011 | Posted in on A2Politico | Read More »

300 & Counting. A2P Becomes A2P, et. al.

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A2Politico recently posted its 300th entry since the blog’s August 2009 launch. It was the interview with Ted Annis about the work of the A2P2 group against outsourcing the operations of Huron Hills Golf Course. I’ve had lots of help along the way. Folks in city government leak tips and information, folks outside of city [...]

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in on A2Politico | Read More »

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