Kent's leading political commentator Paul Francis has joined Kent's bloggerati, which of course is part of a trend followed by many journalists in recent times.
I understand from Paul, that at the moment his blog is in an embryonic stage and will be rejigged as soon as a new system is introduced.
Hopefully this will be a welcome addition, whether Paul will adopt a more casual style, similar to mine is doubtful, and being a blimin professional journalist, it's unlikely that there'll be any of the emotional hand bags at dawn, type stuff familiar to readers of Bignews Margate and dare I say Ramsgate's er .... Prima Donna opps, damn .... Thanet's Greatest living blogger (we've only just buried the hatchet again and frankly it still stings) .
Paul Francis, as Group Political Editor for the Kent Messenger Group is much appreciated by politicians throughout Kent. I expect that Kent's other bloggers' will be joining me in welcoming him to the Blogosphere. I expect that Paul Carter (Kent's top Tory) himself a top blogger will no doubt devote a few words of praise on his blog (hosted on KCC's website at your expense) since I understand he much enjoys Paul's ability to explain the workings of KCC.
I realize that this is hardly the most innovative addition to local media but at least it displays a positive attitude, as we all know that Kent's media, are suffering the effects of the crunch, but I get the impression that both the Kent Messenger Group and KOS (yourthanet etc.) are still advancing, whilst Northcliffe's, Kent regional newspapers have adopted a siege mentality and I understand are closing some of their papers.