I first labored on the RN&R in 2004-05 as the humanities editor. On the time, I noticed the job as a probable stepping stone right into a profession in arts administration. I didn’t have a lot information expertise, however I discovered as I went. (It’s arduous to think about a greater boot camp than sharing an workplace with then-news editor Dennis Myers and having then-editor Brian Burghart stand over my shoulder with a purple pen for a 12 months.)
I cherished being a part of Reno’s ongoing conversations about information and tradition. And seeing Northern Nevada by the assorted lenses of individuals I interviewed—artists, politicians, scientists, educators—broadened my worldview by the minute.
Inside a month, journalism—native, impartial journalism particularly—had me hooked. I bear in mind sitting at my desk considering, “I’ve by no means been capable of reply the query, ‘What do you need to be doing in 20 years?’ However I believe it’s most likely this.”
Within the ensuing 19 years, my life—and the RN&R’s—have been by just a few totally different iterations, however we’ve all the time been a match. I used to be on employees once more in 2016-18, and I’ve been a contract contributor for just about your complete twenty years.
Lengthy story brief—I’m delighted to be again, this time because the managing editor. It’s nonetheless a privilege to be a part of the continued conversations Reno is having about itself and the world.
I like to recommend choosing up our October print challenge, after all. Make sure you take a look at Zoe Dixon’s “Lake Tahoe’s 2023 report card” on Web page 12, or click on right here. Zoe came upon what scientists have been observing currently about water high quality, invasive species and different need-to-know measures of the enduring lake’s well being and future.