Unlike my last bout of unemployment, this is not the point where I tell you I will continue to cover Grafton.
I’ve done a lot of soul-searching in the past month. It’s not easy to let go of a news site you created, even when it was taken away from you. I’ve spent a lot of time talking with editors who had thoughts of taking on some of the former Mass. Daily Voice territory. I’ve talked to way too many people with dollar signs in their eyes and not a speck of journalistic integrity. I’ve thought about monetizing the blog and selling ads.
Grafton needs an online news site. It just isn’t something I can provide, all by myself, at this time. My new job is at the Lowell Sun, where I’ll be working on both the digital and the print side of things. I’m excited about the challenge and looking forward to the hum of a newsroom.
It won’t be Grafton. But I still live here — and I still want to know every detail. What’s going to happen in the town’s lawsuit with the Grafton & Upton Railroad? Who is going to win the selectmen’s race? Am I going to get home in time to live-blog Town Meeting?
I’m willing to do basic blog maintenance with contributed material and give blog access to a suitable person who wants to take it on. If you’re interested, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My start date is after April vacation — let’s use this time to brainstorm how Grafton can be covered!