I like that word and though there won’t be any services held, I thought it would be a nice symbol to mourn the passing of a publication I have been involved with since 1991. I have never been a hardcore, fire-chasing, politician-hunting photojournalist, but I do like to tell stories and during my time at the now deceased Wayne Suburban, I was able to do so. Wayne has become my adopted home since the early ’90s and I imagine I’ll still keep many of my connections both socially and professionally. But with change comes opportunity and as always, I’m ready.
The State of Journalism will be in flux for some time but I’m excited to be given even more time to freelance and to explore New Media as a way of telling stories. It’s too bad that a publication that survived since the 1800s has now disappeared. And it’s also very sad for the community of Wayne since they will be affected the most. A newspaper’s integration into a community is often taken for granted and the effects of such an absence will linger.
So this post is a bit more personal for me than usual, but I wanted to thank all of the folks I have worked with both at The Suburban and in the community for being good people. While this is a definitive end for a chapter in my life and career, chances are I’ll still be in Wayne in some form, most likely at The Gryphon!