You already read the Appeal’s own Violet Blue’s coverage of the Long Now Foundation‘s SALT talk with everybody’s twitter buddy, Mayor Gavin Newsom. After the show, Violet and videographer Eddie Codel grabbed the Mayor for a quick conversation for Geek Entertainment TV.* When we asked her how we should write to set up this segment on the Appeal, she said:

um, how we’re going to have the biggest wave generator in the world for natural energy generation, how he loves twitter and responds about the BYOBW issue in a tweet on the show maybe?

Consider us set up.

*This is what I mean when I talk about how collaboration is the way media will survive. I know, if I’m writing for Appeal readers, I’m preaching to the choir, but I just think it’s so cool that a reporter can go to an event and do such different and interesting stories for two different outlets. Old Media, take note. Or not. It’s your funeral.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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  • oaksterdamguy

    Nobody has commented because this is a non story by an empty suit. Gavin just pontificates about Green Dreamlands while Muni (a true help to reduce CO2) is ruined and its treasury is squandered. I use to be a supporter of Gavin but he is now a rich guy that is running for higher office and and really does no real work on fixing problems in SF.

    Great reporting… your reporter just says ‘fantastic’ while the mayor delivers his press release of an interview. I was hoping better from this new alt blog. The real reporting still is at SFgate where you have Chip Johnson and Mattier & Ross where the reporters at least come up with some news.