It has been brought to our attention that I have not announced my formal acceptance of the Editor position at The Local Reporter. I stepped in for what I considered a trial period on the condition that Michelle Cassell assist me as Managing Editor.
After several months working for TLR, I enjoy the responsibility and the process each week. My background includes working 40-plus years in publishing, proofing and editing with such houses as Random House and Doubleday. I have written for newspapers in Massachusetts. I co-authored a book for Doubleday that had a run of 20,000. I am a published author who has appeared on NPR and Good Morning America. It was a pleasure to come out of semi-retirement and work with TLR.
TLR is a nonprofit without a big pocketbook, making it hard for younger editors to stay on for long-term employment. Something better usually comes along. For me, working with TLR feels like a good fit at this time in my life.
Both I and Ms. Cassell find working for TLR a joy. We lend our time and efforts to this noble, nonprofit news source as a labor of love to keep a good local newspaper running.
Thank you for your support. We welcome any suggestions and ideas for articles.
Julia Runk Jones
The Local Reporter