Tag Archive: Dave Levinsky

Who made Chris Cillizza’s list of Best State Reporters for NJ?

Chris Cillizza, who runs the Washington Post column The Fix likes to make lists of bests. Blue Jersey’s been named both as one of the best state political blogs and among the best state-based political tweeters for @BlueJersey.

Today, Cillizza picked his list of Best State Political Reporters.

Michael Aron, NJTV @MichaelAronNJTV

Mark Bonamo, PolitickerNJ @markjbonamo

Josh Dawsey, Wall Street Journal @jdawsey1

Heather Haddon, Wall Street Journal @heatherhaddon

Melissa Hayes, Bergen Record @Record_Melissa

Matt Katz, WNYC Radio @mattkatz00

Dave Levinsky, Burlington County Times davidlevinsky

John Reitmeyer, Bergen Record @johnreitmeyer

Congrats to all, it’s a nice resumé-builder. Special tip of the hat to The Record, whose reporters’ work on the evolving Christie scandals has been essential. And to Matt Katz, who has made watching Chris Christie into a brand.

Of course, while you’re following all these folks, we also hope you’ll follow @BlueJersey.  

LD-7 Legislative Debate

What a difference a venue makes. When I covered the LD-16 legislative debate in Princeton a few weeks ago, they embraced transparency and allowed audio and video recording. At tonight’s LD-7 debate, no such recording was allowed. Both debates were run by the League of Women Voters, but I have a hunch that tonight’s no-recording policy was determined by the candidates of one of the parties. So I’ll have to report the old fashioned way, by using words instead of electrons.

Driving up to the school in Moorestown where the debate was being held, I was amazed to see the lawn littered with the GOP’s Orwellian yard signs on school property. The debate itself was very predictable with few surprises, and the Burlington County Times’ Dave Levinsky’s article summarizes it pretty well.