• Patient,
    Thanks for your concern about our processes. We welcome visitors who want to see the newsroom in action. The five I mentioned are by no means the only resources on staff, although two -- our local editor and our delivery desk chief -- are well-positioned as the editors of most local stories. Our interactivity editor is another Crossroads native who helps us in many ways.

    Of course, the challenge for all journalists is to do the research to become a mini-expert on a subject we may know little about before getting an assignment. It's a tremendous privilege and responsibility to get paid to be lifelong learners. And we get the bonus here of doing that in a place with such a rich and fascinating history.

    December 26, 2009 at 11:05 a.m.

  • Angie,

    Thank you for the kind words.

    Yes, Patient, lifelong learning is important. We also have many wonderful human resources to teach the newcomers, starting with our three generations of family owners. Other excellent guides in the newsroom include local editor Becky Cooper, photo editor Frank Tilley, community conversation editor Tim Delaney, delivery desk chief Nick Rogers and sports reporter Mike Forman. Those five alone, provide more than 150 years of community knowledge.

    We're lucky to work where we do, at a newspaper so deeply invested in its community.

    Merry Christmas to all.

    December 25, 2009 at 6:45 p.m.

  • I think you are doing an excellent job Chris...May God bless you and your family this Christmas

    December 24, 2009 at 5:32 a.m.

  • As a native Texan, born and raised, who has lived in Austin, Dallas, Washington, DC and Baltimore, you had better believe that I REALLY appreciate Victoria.

    December 22, 2009 at 1:22 p.m.