Big Changes Coming to Deano’s. Big Changes at Old Dilettante Space. Big changes coming to CDNews. Things change. Central District News is, indeed, changing. While it’s hard to say anything about changing for the better with Scott moving on to his new focus, how about we aim for keeping things good but in a whole new way? Let us know what you would like to see in a new Central District News. We’re not reinventing anything but this is a good time to look in new directions and reconsider what we do every day.
For those of you who haven’t me yet, my name is Justin Carder and I run capitolhillseattle.com and have worked with Scott for 120 Internet start-up years. I’m a trained journalist but I won’t let that get in my way of helping CDN move forward and continue to grow as a small but important piece of the community. I’m reaching out in every which way to get help in doing that. We’re taking small steps this week but have every intention to keep the CDN news machine running at maximum capacity.
You can add your thoughts in comments or drop me a line if you’d like to get involved on the writing end of things. Free labor is swell. But I like to pay reporters. And I find that reporters like to get paid. We’re made for each other, really.
My intention in the long run is to work with somebody who can grow into taking an even bigger role in CDN. Either that or I’m going to move a mile down 23rd so I’m officially in the neighborhood. I know the best coverage of any neighborhood comes from the people who live there. Right now, I’m an acknowledged tourist in the Central District. I hope you’ll forgive me when I screw up my first bit of geography or let my Capitol Hill bias show through when covering news in the Madison border zone.
Fortunately, I already have help on the way from true blue CD residents. Lisa is already hard at work on the Madrona and nearby beat. Tom will join us soon to help shoulder the load on issues civic and crime. The daily scanner report? I’m afraid that’s gone for good. With change, there are always some things you leave behind. We’ll do our best to grab the good stuff. But let us know if there’s something you don’t want us to miss or something to pick up that we may have been overlooking until now.