Making the jump to WordPress here after playing with some other formats/ideas. For a while now I’ve wanted to get back into blogging, and I tried playing around with Tumblr, but I don’t think that’s going to work for the more long-form ramblings I had in mind. (I was actually hoping that I could transfer my last couple of blogs from my Tumblr here, and I may still do that if I can figure out how to back date posts.) I think I’ll still keep that, but what I post there will probably change, more quick hit stuff, photos from the beat, etc.
So what will you see here? A couple different things.
First a bit about me. I’m not doing this under a pseudonym or anything, I’m a reporter for the Brockton Enterprise, where I cover cops and courts, as well as the communities of Easton and Stoughton, special projects and anything else that comes up. (I tweet way too much @justingraeber, follow if you’re interested.)
I used to be the editor of the Duxbury Clipper, where I led a staff and did everything from write the stories to layout to taking photos and video. I also served as the general manager of the company, keeping an eye on circulation numbers and the bottom line for a group of weeklies.
This blog will probably be a little free-form, but I mostly see it being about media criticism and thoughts on journalism in general, with a focus on new media and how the industry as a whole will move forward. I’ll also share the occasional anecdote into life as a working reporter, although you won’t see anything here that wouldn’t be OK to print in the paper. (No politics, either.) That was originally my idea for the Tumblr blog until I realized I couldn’t write short posts. Since I work for a Gatehouse paper I’m not going to touch any story about people I work with, and I won’t write anything elaborate about any news concerning the company, although I may just pass along a link/story without comment.
Welp, that’s probably twice as long as an intro post should be. Thanks for reading.