Sunday, February 26, 2006

FYI -- Blogger opportunity

Posted by Craig Westover | 9:12 AM |  

From Patrick Boulay at the Legal Ledger --

Opinion/Commentary Writers Wanted

The St. Paul Legal Ledger’s Capitol Report is expanding its commentary pages.

The Legal Ledger is Minnesota’s capitol newspaper, distributed twice a week to legislators, Capitol staff, lobbyists, local government officials, associations and the non-profit communities. We are establishing a regular stable of local writers/commentators who can produce two articles per month. Bloggers are very welcome and can submit pieces from their sites if they are at least 600 words long on a single topic, or if they can put together several interesting posts to create a single column.

Balance is important to us, so we are looking for three conservative and three liberal writers. Ranters and name callers aren't welcome. We're looking for people who can take a strong point of view and express it well.

We will pay between $40 and $60 per published submission, depending on the level of original research/reporting that is involved. Published piece will be accompanied by the author’s photo, name, e-mail address (if desired), web site or blog site, and a brief tag line identifying them.

Commentaries should be about policies, issues, or policies that are if interest to Minnesota. If you have any questions please e-mail me at

If you are interested in the position, submit samples or your writing along with a brief bio or resume to