The new layout you’re looking at has been a long time coming. We’ve been asking for your feedback since we began in 2006, and organizing into a more sustainable business. We did our best to incorporate your suggestions into the new hburgnews.com To start, we’re adding “nested” or threaded comments, so you can comment on […]
Mayor Kai Degner is putting together a local news organization in reaction to what he and others deem deficiencies and biases in the local news media. The first post on Harrisonburg Times cites the Daily News-Record’s editorial bias, website paywall, and a lack of in-depth reporting on WHSV as reasons to start something new.
Last month hburgnews reader Chris Gillis created a mock-up of a redesign of this blog. It’s conceptual (not in-the-works) but I like it and wanted to share it. We’re interested in hearing your ideas for improving the site.
In lieu of a best and worst of 2009 list, I wanted to recap some of the biggest stories of the year. Since I waited ’till the last possible day to do it, this is by no means comprehensive or definitive. We essentially started the year with a hit and run, and ended with a […]
Joe Fitzgerald, a regular hburgnews contributor (and editor) since April 2007, announced today that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination to run for City Council next year. The Harrisonburg Dems are holding their biennial caucus tonight. I suspect he will continue to comment here, but in the interest of fairness and consistency, Joe and […]
This is an open invitation to hburgnews readers who would like to become more active on hburgnews with minimal obligation. If you’re a writer or a local “expert” on something, we invite you to join us a guest blogger for one week (an idea stolen from my favorite blog, Boing Boing).
hburgnews.com has always been community-driven, which is why it wouldn’t do to just pick our own logo unilaterally. Our friends at Estland Design have created a couple of logos for us, and we need you, our readers, to pick which one you think suits us best.
Remember when I wrote that we had some projects in the works that we will need your help with? Well, this is one of them. We want to photograph everything in Harrisonburg for use in future hburgnews stories.
How do you know when a trend has gone from a subculture secret to a widespread fad?