From 'Pure Politics': Blogger Joe Sonka talks about the new frontier of covering politics

09/29/2010 07:25 PM

The fountain of information about Kentucky politics no longer springs from the classic news sources, such as the Louisville Courier-Journal, Lexington Herald-Leader, Kentucky Enquirer, Associated Press, WHAS-11, Kentucky Public Radio or CNHI News Service.

Political blogs regularly provide perspectives and analysis — often with a particular viewpoint. And they also break news and are first to publish documents or revelations.

I recently spoke with Joe Sonka, Lexington-based publisher of Barefoot and Progressive , about his work and bloggers’ role in the rapidly changing landscape of Kentucky political coverage. Here’s our segment from Pure Politics:

(Programming note: “Pure Politics” is cn|2′s daily political news program. It airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CST and again at 11:30 p.m./10:30 Central on Channel 2 in all of Insight Communications’ markets — Louisville and surrounding counties, Northern Kentucky, Lexington, Bowling Green, Henderson, Dawson Springs and Providence. We will be airing some segments of the program here on the cn|2 Politics site).

- Ryan Alessi


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