Monday, 13 June 2011
Thanet District Council’s new war on the prominent Thanet Blogs
I have just received an email from the council saying that they won’t be sending me, or any other prominent bloggers, any more of their press releases and presumably no more of their accompanying photographs either.
Apparently they are only going to send press releases to the mainstream media, they also say that I can no longer ask the press department questions on behalf of my readership and any questions I have should be addressed to their freedom of information department.
From past experience this would mean that the average time they take to answer a question would be a month, with the maximum time about a year.
Particularly interesting as I notice from the counter thingy on the sidebar that the last 30 days viewings for this blog have exceeded the 20,000 mark.
The more cynical may think that the council offering considerable income to the mainstream, through advertising has something to do, with this.
I will add to this when I have asked the council’s press department about it.