It’s been wonderful writing these Politics New Bedford columns for you these past four months. I’ve been humbled by your support of me in this effort to continue to bring in-depth journalism to Greater New Bedford. I hope you’ve found this reporting more than worth your commitment.
I’m announcing today that I will be moving my column to The New Bedford Light, the new non-profit online newspaper that is starting up in the near future. The New Bedford Light includes many award-winning journalists who are committed to providing the city with the high-quality journalism it deserves. I believe it will be a good home for me.
The New Bedford Light will be a free online product sponsored by grants and donations. Since Politics New Bedford will exist there going forward, my intention is to refund the money to those of you who purchased paid subscriptions. I am more than happy to do this as my goal has always been to bring this reporting to the Greater New Bedford public at large by the best means available.
Journalism is in the midst of big changes as the business models that support it change. Those of us who have long been doing it at the community level are exploring and learning new ways to bring news and analysis to you. My hope is that The New Bedford Light will be a great new way to do that.