Several people have been asking James and I about the status of the print edition of The Citizen. I haven’t been spending all of my time in Lamebridge; I’ve been busy behind the scenes putting the pieces together to print next month.
We are currently going through all of the past posts (we hit 500 posts yesterday, comments are in the thousands) and choosing our favorites for print. Some of you may be asked to update your stories.
Some of my personal first choices are stories by Joe Lethbridge, Allan Dettweiler and Brian Gardiner.
We will also be choosing comments to print.
We are currently looking for more content. Columns of up to about 500 words, preferably with pictures, that somehow reflect some aspect of life in Cambridge. Try to be positive, if you are discussing a negative aspect provide a possible solution.(That’s pretty broad, people)
If you have an idea and you’re unsure don’t hesitate to contact me.
There is a lot of talent here. While the print media is in decline we are bucking that trend. The need for print media isn’t going anywhere in the foreseeable future, it’s just adapting. People need something that they can hold in their hands, that they can’t hit the delete key on. I know what a thrill it can be to see your work in print for the first time.
Deadline. I’d like to have everything ready for proofreading before New Year’s but if you are working on something contact me.
Please submit these stories with pictures as attachments, to me directly as we may hold some from posting until we print. [email protected]
If you are an aspiring writer, this is your chance. I will make myself available over the holidays for anyone who needs help with a piece.
Judee Richarson-Schofield, probably the best known and most published freelance photographer in the city has done our cover shots. I have worked with Judee on several projects, and she always has the perfect shots for the occasion.
Graphic Artist Steve Rollins is part owner of Xtreme Graphics , and guitarist for local favorite classic rock band LIFT. Steve is the first choice for poster design for local event coordinators, myself included, and you have seen his work many times on posters for local events etc. Steve is currently designing our first cover, whichwe hope to unveil in the immediate future,
Ken and Eric are studying journalism at Conestoga. (They interviewed several of our local candidates during the election. They are doing the layout, a big burden off James and I.
So there you have it folks. We will be printing the first edition of The Cambridge Citizen sometime in January, several thousand copies of which will be distributed free through local businesses. If you own a local business, or know someone who does, we are offering a free business card sized ad for the first issue, please have them contact me at, you guessed it, [email protected].
If you have any ideas or suggestions of what you’d like to see in print, please post it below.
Thanks everyone, have a great Christmas (That’s right, CHRISTMAS!!) and I’ll see you on the funny pages.Tags: Allan Dettweiler, Brian Gardiner, joe lethbridge