Touching Down in Westwood
A new editor arrives to a new town hoping to maintain the quality that his predecessor brought to the site.
Whenever you start a new job, there is a period of adjustment as you need to learn everything you are responsible for, not to mention all the small things you should pick up along the way that will help you do your job better.
In journalism, we also need to learn about the communities we cover. We need to learn about you, our readers, and what you're passionate about. You see, no two towns are exactly alike, so there's a big learning curve when it comes to catching up on all the local issues facing the community.
As someone who grew up on the North Shore, I haven't been experiencing the town of Westwood for a long time. So as I sat with my predecessor, Matt Perkins, outside Starbucks on Friday and listened to him talk about the town of Westwood, I realized something: yes, it will take a little bit of time for me to learn about this town, but it's a town that is full of people who love their community, and as the new Local Editor of Westwood Patch, what more could I want?
Whether there are more developments at University Station or Morrison Park, or any other stories that develop in town over the coming weeks and months, we'll be there to provide coverage of them. We'll also do our best to provide school-related news, both academically and on the fields of your beloved Wolverines.
In addition, you can be a part of Patch too. Planning an event or have an announcement to make? All you have to do is sign up. It's easy and FREE.
Lastly, I want to thank you ahead of time for bearing with me as I get adjusted to both, this job and Westwood. If it takes me a little bit longer to respond to an email you've sent me, I assure you it's nothing personal and I'll make sure to get back to you as soon as I can. In the mean time, if there's anything you want to tell me, please don't hesitate to email me at email@example.com.
Thanks so much,