Movin' On Up.
Now I always hate to announce that we've lost a member, but always love to say that it's for good reasons. Josh Kleinbaum, cops reporter, sports fan, Festivus organizer and card sharp, has jumped the chasm from noble worker to... I suppose we can say noble management.
In case you missed the message from Ron today, Josh will now serve as the online editor for DailyNews.com and the content production will become part of the newsroom. He's got a bunch of cool ideas about how to rev up the site, make it more interactive and bring in new stuff. While I'll miss reading his stories, I can't think of a better dude to run the site in Editorial. While they've done a lot of interesting things to beef it up in recent years, I think he's going to bring a lot of good things with him as he changes chairs.
I can't really say enough good things about Josh, so I'll wrap up with this thought. He got this job because he had vision and a desire not to accept the status quo. He didn't sit around and complain about the way things were done, he figured out a way to try to fix them. His efforts didn't go unnoticed and when it came time to make a change, he carved out a good niche for himself. The same thing goes for Susan and Angie, who're moving around to fill the spot created by his departure-- all three of them have been hard workers who've brought something to the paper.
This place has been slow to change and still has plenty of things that need fixing, but news like this reminds me that we're headed in the right direction. Please join me in congratulating all three of our co-workers and keep up the good work, yourselves.