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Subscribe (or resubscribe!) to a daily digest of Eclectablog posts

Subscribe (or resubscribe!) to a daily digest of Eclectablog posts

Due to a technical error (i.e., I screwed up), the daily digest email service was recently interrupted. This service sends a single email once a day around 5 p.m. Eastern with links to all the posts on the site within the past 24 hours. Some people prefer to get an email whenever we publish a post but others prefer this […]

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Introducing our newest Eclectablogger: Susan J. Demas

Introducing our newest Eclectablogger: Susan J. Demas

I am extremely happy to announce that Susan J. Demas will now be a regular contributor on Eclectablog. Susan has a long resumé in Michigan journalism and political commentary. She owns Inside Michigan Politics and was once a journalist for MIRS News Service. She’s currently a syndicated political columnist, appearing in The Huffington Post, Salon, Dome Magazine, Deadline Detroit and […]

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Introducing our newest Eclectablogger – Detroit poet, artist, storyteller, organizer, and activist Tawana Petty

Introducing our newest Eclectablogger – Detroit poet, artist, storyteller, organizer, and activist Tawana Petty

As I mentioned in our podcast last week, we have some very exciting news this morning. I am thrilled announce the addition of our newest member of Team Eclectablog, Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty of Detroit. It’s hard to improve on the bio from her website so I’m simply going to reproduce it in part here: Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty is a mother, […]

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What the hell can you do about it?

What the hell can you do about it?

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a Daily Show clip, but this one is worth checking out: A person you’ve never heard of — like Tomi Lahren — is delivering the news on Facebook to more people than all three network newscasts combined. Her message that America is under assault from anyone who believes that we actually have work […]

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QUESTION: What would you pay for quality blogging? A dime a day? 25 cents a day?

QUESTION: What would you pay for quality blogging? A dime a day? 25 cents a day?

Most of us wouldn’t walk into a grocery store, pick up a newspaper, and walk out without paying. However, in a sense, that’s what happens when you read a website regularly without supporting the site financially. If you are a regular reader of Eclectablog, we’re asking you to think about how much that is worth to you. How much is […]

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Citizen journalism: Filling the void

Citizen journalism: Filling the void

I don’t generally refer to myself as a “journalist”. However, I do consider myself a blogger who sometimes commits acts of journalism. And, in a time when news outlets often seem like they are circling the drain, the work we do here at Eclectablog is helping to fill a void that’s been created by that slow demise. Those of you […]

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YOU can play a role in building a community and demanding accountability

YOU can play a role in building a community and demanding accountability

As I mentioned yesterday, other than working with our progressive partners, we no longer run network ads on Eclectablog (the ads in the comment section are part of the Disqus commenting system.) We have shifted our emphasis to building a community of readers and supporters who ensure that we can continue to grow and expand. When you support Eclectablog, you […]

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This year, supporting your values, REALLY supporting your values, is more important than ever

This year, supporting your values, REALLY supporting your values, is more important than ever

We normally do four week-long fundraising requests each year here at Eclectablog. This year, we have trimmed that to just two. Additionally, we have removed the ads you normally see on blogs. In fact, the only ads you’ll see (aside from the ones that automatically come with the Disqus commenting system) are from our progressive partners. The site gives them […]

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Welcome to our newest member of Team Eclectablog: Dr. Mitchell Robinson

Welcome to our newest member of Team Eclectablog: Dr. Mitchell Robinson

Today, I am pleased to announce the addition of our newest Eclectablogger, Dr. Mitchell Robinson, Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Education department at Michigan State University. He has his own blog at MitchellRobinson.net and has guest posted several pieces here at Eclectablog. His fine writing skills are matched by his thoughtfulness on education policy, particularly as it relates […]

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Welcome our newest Eclectablogger, journalist and communications specialist Jen Eyer!

Welcome our newest Eclectablogger, journalist and communications specialist Jen Eyer!

I am thrilled to announce today that we have added a new writer to Team Eclectablog. Jen Eyer has written a couple of dynamite guest posts (HERE and HERE) for the site and she’s clearly a great fit for our team. Jen is the Vice President of Vanguard Public Affairs and has a long history in the world of journalism. […]

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PHOTOS: Eclectablog’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser Party a huge success – THANK YOU!

PHOTOS: Eclectablog’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser Party a huge success – THANK YOU!

Well, the 2016 Eclectablog Fundraiser Party is now in the history books. It was an incredible evening with a room packed with around 100 blog readers & fans and progressive leaders from a wide variety of organizations. Here are some photos taken by Anne of the evening.

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