My duties at the Star-Advertiser are changing, effective very soon. I will still be writing about sports, but it will be as a trends/feature/investigative/analysis reporter and no longer as a regular columnist.
Some of the stories will be long-form or series and some will involve multi-platform presentation and there will be some projects.
It’s still taking shape, but it looks like an exciting opportunity to dig deep into big stories and find some hidden ones and bring them to light.
I’ve done some enterprise reporting in the past. Now it will be my main job.
I never thought there could be a better job in the world for me than that of traditional sports columnist, and I was fortunate to do my dream journalism job in my hometown for nearly a decade.
But especially with the way our industry is changing I think this new opportunity might be even more interesting, relevant and rewarding — for me, and more importantly, for our readers.
I want to thank all who have contributed to my column the past nine-plus years in so many different ways, and I hope you will continue to read what I write.
Although I won’t have a regular column in the paper anymore, I will still have this blog to spout off with opinions and observations when the mood strikes. I’ll still have a presence on Twitter as well.
This new venture is going to take some getting used to for me, but it’s a good thing. As I’ve told some friends and family in the past couple years, I’ve felt that although I love my job maybe the time has come for a new challenge. This looks like a good one.
I’m always open to story ideas. You can leave them here, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org