They say you should never be afraid to ask for help. Well, I’m asking.
As the newly appointed editor of the Spinal Column, I’ve enjoyed covering the area’s news and getting to know local people more and more everyday. In my position I feel so lucky to have the chance to share someone’s story. Being a team member of this publication, I get to do something that I have always loved to do: I get to be a voice for the community. And while my e-mail is constantly flowing with news tips and comments on the paper and the obvious changes it has recently made, I’m looking to our readers to see what they would like to see in their local newspaper and to let you know that you can also have a say in what you see.
I want our readers to know that I am always interested to hear what they have to say. I am always reading the comments our website generates, looking over letters to the editor and attempting to take every phone call and follow every news tip. But I can’t do all of this on my own.
As readers and members of the community, I encourage you to let me know what’s going on in your community. Perhaps you or your neighbor are a local business owner, or your son or daughter is involved in sports or maybe you just know of something amazing going on just down the street. So I’m asking our readers to submit their news tips to me. Submit photos from your son’s football game or your daughter’s cheerleading competition. Tell me about what’s happening in your community and what’d you’d like to see in the news. I need your help to make this newspaper the best it can be.
My number one goal is to bring quality engaging news to our readers, and I couldn’t be any happier to do so. But I can’t do my job without your help. To move forward, I need you to be there too.
Our mission to provide quality engaging news is what gives us direction and guides us through all our processes so that we can do what’s best for everyone. But with a circulation of 53,000 we can only do so much before we need fresh minds and innovative thinking.
So come on down to our office, located at 1103 S. Milford Road in Highland, and introduce yourself, give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and tell me what you think.