SOURCE: Dome magazine

October 19, 2007 09:01 ET

New Online Magazine Adds Color and Style to Coverage of Michigan Politics and Policy

OKEMOS, MI--(Marketwire - October 19, 2007) - The new Dome magazine at www.domemagazine.com offers readers what you would expect from its name: a smart, colorful, "magazine approach" to coverage of the people, issues and events shaping Michigan politics and policy.

The free-content, online-only magazine made its debut this week with the cover story "MUCC and Muchmore Reload." It explores the challenges facing the new executive director of the once-powerful Michigan United Conservation Clubs -- former top lobbyist Dennis Muchmore -- as he re-enters the Capitol fray to rebuild the organization's finances and political clout.

Among the other features are:

--  a lengthy video re-examining the 1983 recalls of two state senators
    who voted for a state income tax increase, and whether today's lawmakers
    should be scared of the 1,000-pound recall "gorilla";
--  a Michigan-focused excerpt from a new book on African Americans in
    Congress, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Freedman, a Michigan State
    University professor, and Stephen Jones, a Central Michigan University
    professor;
--  a photo gallery from the Michigan Political History Society's October
    5 bipartisan celebration of the 25th anniversary of the election of James
    J. Blanchard as governor;
--  a review of former Watergate prosecutor William Merrill's new book
    about Watergate, which he wrote 30 years ago and is just now being
    published as he resides in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
    

Dome is published by Scott Publishing, LLC, which published michigan lobbyist magazine, a quarterly print publication, from 2003 to January 2006. Initially, all Dome content will change on a monthly basis. Plans call for additional features and standing departments, as well as more frequent content changes, as the magazine develops.

"Our goal was to create a magazine that would be bigger, better, broader in scope, more frequent and less expensive for readers and advertisers," said T. Scott, president. "That was our mantra and our mandate."

He added, "Dome gives readers a magazine approach to the larger story of the influencing and making of public policy. This includes the personalities, relationships, historical context and other forces at work, be they in or far from Lansing. The magazine is designed to appeal to the broad range of individuals across Michigan who make up the political and policymaking community, as well as to citizens who simply have an interest in learning more about what's going on -- and why."

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