A new year brings a new position for me here at The Forum.
After 23 years working in print journalism, including nearly 20 here at this newspaper, I’ll be switching over to theÂ web world as online editor.
It’s a bit bittersweet.
I’m not moving too far,Â just a few steps away from my current desk. Still, it’s easy for me to remember sometime in the winter of 1991 stepping into The Forum for the first time. Certain sportswriters still had hair and the paper was still two years away from publishingÂ color photographs.
My first job: Answering the sports phones at night and compiling the scoreboard page. First byline: Covering a Moorhead girls basketball game.
Somewhere in between then and now, Al Gore invented the Internet (kidding), but the web came along, then the MySpaces, Facebooks and Twitters.
As the new online newsroom team gets our collective feet on the ground, online readers should expect an ever-changing landscape on inforum.com. Simply put, more news, more often.
We’ll also try to point you toward news that affects you and your family, whether it be food, health or money stories. We’ll also try toÂ incorporate more blog posts from areavoices.comÂ for further reading with related news articles.
Shane Mercer is our new F-M area blog contact. If you’re interested in starting a blog on a certain topic, he’ll be glad to help you out. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll also see a frequent blog from me about the hidden treasures on inforum.com, among other helpful posts.
I’m looking forward to the new year.