At 2pm on Tuesday 25th June, David Cunliffe will be the first Parliamentary Question Time guest commentator to feature on The Daily Blog Live! – a new interactive online platform providing real-time political opinion to the blogging community.
“The Daily Blog Live! (TDB Live!) is an associated site to the successful The Daily Blog and is co-launched by TDB editor Martyn Bradbury and TDB Live’s creator and editor, new media specialist, Selwyn Manning.
Manning says: “The Live! element is a significant evolution for blogs in New Zealand as it places the audience right at the heart of the blog. The site pulls together innovative online tools so audiences can interact with each other, discuss and debate the big issues, all in one place, in real-time, from wherever they may be.”
Martyn Bradbury says TDB Live! has been inspired by online trends seen on international websites such as the Huffington Post and Al Jazeera.
“TDB Live! has examined the best of these trends and has created an interactive-hub containing relevant national content for Aotearoa-based New Zealanders and for Kiwis living abroad.” ”The Live element is a large evolution for blogs in New Zealand and it will offer the blogging community a real time opinion feed. The Daily Blog continues to get over 200 000 page views per month despite only launching 4 months ago,” he says.
Martyn Bradbury will host the first Parliamentary Question Time commentary session with guest David Cunliffe on Tuesday 25th June at 2pm.
In addition to the launch of TDB Live!, The Daily Blog is pleased to welcome:
-Julie Anne Genter, Green Party MP and Transport spokesperson providing weekly blogs on national transport issues.
-Simon Prast, providing blogs on the Arts and Politics.
-CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group), blogging fortnightly on the issues surrounding children in poverty.
They join The Daily Blog’s current line up: Aaron Hawkins, Allan Alach, Amanda Kennedy, Charles Chauvel, Chris Flatt, Chris Trotter, Coley Tangerina, Dianne Khan, Dr Wayne Hope, Efeso Collins, Frank Macskasy, Gareth Renowden, James Dean, James Ritchie, Julie Fairey, John Minto, Keith Locke, Laila Harre, Latifa Daud, Lynn Prentice, Marama Davidson, Matt Robson, Michael Timmins, Mika, Mike Treen, Morgan Godfery, Penny Hulse, Phoebe Fletcher, Professor Jane Kelsey, Queen of Thorns, Steve Gray, Stuart Nash, Sue Bradford, The Jackal, The Liberal Agenda, The Nomad, Tim Selwyn & Wayne Butson.