For those of you that follow the James River News Hub often, you know that I volunteer in the James River Park and in many of Richmond’s parks for cleanups, trail building, parking lot management, and so on. I have a passion for the James, and this blog helps me to share my passion and […]
For those of you that follow the James River News Hub often, you know that I volunteer in the James River Park and in many of Richmond’s parks for cleanups, trail building, parking lot management, and so on. I have a passion for the James, and this blog helps me to share my passion and knowledge of the river.
Well, this blog has helped in another way. I’ve needed this kind of outlet to maintain my daily dose of writing. After years producing, programming and writing for websites with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, I lost a connection to constant writing for work once I began work at NBC12 in early 2009. The job I was hired to do did not require that I report and write stories, so I needed to create my own outlet.
For a year, I wrote and reworked articles and information I had gathered with my Richmond on the James blog. About a year later, I decided to just focus on the James River and outdoor-related things that I’m privileged to involved in. I’ve written for the old blog on occasion, but most of my efforts since September 2010 has been on the James River News Hub.
On Friday this week, I will begin a new chapter in my effort to cover Richmond as a journalist. I have taken a new job with www.Richmond.com and will do my best to continue to write about the James and all the things that we as Richmonders do to make this city a better place to live, work, eat, explore, play and party.
At this time, I don’t anticipate changes to the James River News Hub, except that when I write big stories about the James, expect that I will be linking to Richmond.com for the full articles from this blog rather than first posting them here.
Thank you for following JRNH this past year. Now please pass along your story ideas! I expect that my email address will be firstname.lastname@example.org and I won’t just be covering the river, so start dropping your story ideas from all over the Richmond area. Of course, email@example.com will still work too.