Brent Finnegan -- February 11th, 2011
If you’re a regular hburgnews reader, you may have noticed that nothing new has been posted here this week. That is due in large part to the fact that we are a small group of volunteer writers who have day jobs — occasionally we get too busy to post anything. We need a few more of us to help fill the gaps in coverage.
We are looking for people in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County who are interested in local issues. You may be (or know) a local writer, historian, photographer, videographer, or just someone who closely follows the local news, events and culture. Not all posts need to be original reports. If you can “connect the dots” between news stories A, B and C, and you would like to be a part of Harrisonburg’s community news network, contact us.
Why would someone want to spend the time and effort if there’s no paycheck in it?
I’ve posted over 1,000 articles here, and have never been paid for my work. But I still find it rewarding. I do this because I want to play a more active role in my community. I can’t have a big impact on the policy made in Washington, but I can cover Harrisonburg City Council, and tell my neighbors about what’s happening via this website.
I care about the future of news, and I want to help solve the challenges that the industry is facing. We’re working slowly and steadily toward a more sustainable model for hburgnews.com. Joining Spot.Us was a big step in that direction.
If you or someone you know would like to play a part in this ongoing, evolving community news project, email us.
Thanks for reading.