Woo! Home before 8pm! A rare treat…
Over the past 24 hours I have been pondering the best way to blog about the fact that yesterday the sale of my paper was unannounced.
As a journalist interested in the media landscape of the West Midlands, it would feel ludicrous not to mention that it happened… particularly as the story involves my employer.
But, then again, I think it would probably be wise to avoid any personal analysis… particularly as the story involves my employer.
Suffice to say, the times they are a’changing. I’d be interested in your views on the subject (including the move to Fort Dunlop) and am happy to put straight any misconceptions where I think I can.
But there are also other changes afoot that are closer to home and that I feel a little more comfortable talking about.
As of Monday my role at the paper is changing. Up until now I have been a full-time business reporter covering general news and managing the media & marketing and enterprise pages.
My new position will span both news and business and my mission (which I have chosen to accept) is to focus on stories related to the creative industries and sustainability. A strange mix, you may think. But there are many things that link the topics, including the fact the both are big interests of mine.
It’s a new role and I’m determined to do it justice. So if there’s anyone that feels there’s a gap in what we’re doing with these sectors, then let me know – I’ll be trying my best to fill it.
In the meantime, I’m off to make the most of a quiet night in with a long soak in the tub!