I have begun writing a new column for the Register-Guard called Give & Take.
The idea is borrowed from Sound Off, the weekly column I helped launch at The Bakersfield Californian.
The goal of Give & Take is to have a conversation with readers about our mission, and to give them a place to ask questions about our content and coverage, and to share compliments, criticisms or suggestions about what we do. Over time I hope to the column becomes less about the nuts and bolts of producing and delivering news and more about the steps local media companies need to take to do a better job of connecting their communities at a time when trust in media is dissapating quickly.
My first column generated a flood of responses, so I've been posting a few answers online-first or online-only to keep things moving while I settle into a regular publishing schedule.
We're parking all the columns, long and short, in a Give & Take section at RegisterGuard.com.
Let me know what you think.