IT’S A PRIVILEGE TO SERVE OUR READERS
I’VE been privileged. Working in community newspapers for 29 years, I’ve met some extraordinary people, especially those who think they’re ordinary but have such passion for their neighbourhoods, family and friends that they are clearly inspirational. This week marks the end of my career in local newspapers, graduating from cadet to journalist to editor over three decades. I’ve learned so much about myself, and how people and communities work, that it’s a personal and professional triumph. I hope I’ve helped inform people about what’s going on in their world, their back yard, because I’ve loved doing it. And that is really the essence of what suburban papers are all about, keeping communities connected. I’m off to explore new horizons, but I can’t see myself ever not flipping through the pages of my local, to stay in touch, learn something new, consider another perspective. Keep on reading.
Michele Nugent, Former editor and reporter, Community Newspaper Group