California Watch is announcing today the first winner of our “Debate Championship” promotion.
Let’s back up. Last month we announced that we would be giving away free a iPod Touch for the next six months to encourage responsible commenting on our site. At the end of every month, we’ll be taking the best comments posted in response to our stories, blogs and data, and entering names into a drawing. One winner will be chosen each month. (Apple threw in a bunch of freebies when we equipped our staff with new laptops a few months ago, and that’s why we’re stocked with these iPods.)
And we have our first winner. It’s Barbara Weiss of Sacramento. Weiss, a state worker who also teaches at Sacramento City College, had commented on Chase Davis’ story about vacation payouts to state workers.
The next drawing will be held in early May. Here are more details about the promotion. Keep those good comments coming.
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