The holidays ate this blog.
That is the only reason I could come up with to explain why I’ve been away so long. I had promised I’d get back to this right after Christmas. Which became right after New Year’s. Which became as soon as the first week of January is behind me and I’ve made a dent in the mound of work that went undone during the holidays.
So here it is, with January almost gone before I finally made my return.
The last year was an eventful, fruitful, sometimes frustrating, always exhilarating one for me in my work with the New Media Journalism Initiative. In the last few months of 2011, we really gained momentum as projects with the Journalism Accelerator and the Block by Block network of community news publishers began to gain steam. We’ve gone from thinking-planning-testing to fully operational in our work, and I see exciting things ahead for this year.