Sometime soon-ish, I’ll have this place finished. Eventually I hope to blog regularly about the goings-on and observations regarding life inside the newspaper biz. I don’t work for a huge metro and can’t speak to the things those guys are going through. I do, however, work in a mid-size daily (circulation around 23-24,000 covering 6-ish counties in Central Nebraska) called The Grand Island Independent. I work as the web editor, a job which is contantly evolving.
I’m very big on social media and trying to find ways to bring reluctant newsrooms forward and help them succeed. I don’t believe in looking down on the print folks who put out a quality paper – even the ones who regard the website with disdain. I get frustrated by them, but I understand their frustrations too. It may be futile and idealistic, but I’m hoping to find a way to get them to evolve and succeed.
Anyway, enough about me for now. Back to tweaking the site.