Jennifer Lord Paluzzi started Greater Grafton in April 2008 and published it regularly for the next year, when she was side-tracked into an experiment in hyperlocal journalism, GraftonTimes.com. That begat CentralMassNews.com and 11 town-centric websites, which were sold to Main Street Connect, a New York-based hyperlocal news network, in 2011. Main Street Connect became The Daily Voice in 2012 and, in March 2013, it killed off its entire Massachusetts news operation.
Jenn is now older, wiser, and has quite the collection of business cards from the ridiculous number of name changes. Luckily, she retained the box of pale pink Greater Grafton cards, because she’s now back to blogging — at least when she has some spare time from her new life as a digital editor at The Sun of Lowell and journalism professor at Emmanuel College. In her prior life, she was an editor and reporter at the MetroWest Daily News. She was a speaker at the 2011 Online News Association National Convention and has discussed her transition from ink-stained wretch to online news hound with students at Harvard University, Northeastern University, UMass-Amherst and other colleges in Massachusetts.
Greater Grafton is all about life in Grafton, Mass., where everyone has an opinion. Photo and blog submissions are always welcome.
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