Giving readers a chance to post on the blog
The Sun has undergone a lot of change in the past month, including a reduction in staff and shifting of reporters covering certain beats. That change has forced us to think about how we might best serve our readers and keep the blog as vibrant as ever.
First, we would like to give some of our readers the opportunity to write a guest post once a week. We are happy to have some help.
We would like to have a range of people involved in education write for the blog: from teachers, principals, parents, nonprofit advocates, administrators, school board members to anyone else who has an opinion. We would also like to see some geographic diversity. So if you are in Baltimore County or Talbot County, we want you to feel like you're part of the conversation on education we are trying promote here.
And here is a special plea to students, who I often find are the best informed of all. We would like to make your voices heard as well. So please think about writing for the blog. I know there are many smart, thoughtful students who have some good ideas about their education. Let us hear from you.
We will start by posting a guest item once a week and see how it goes. If you are interested in writing a piece, please send an e-mail with the topic to email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org or our new education editor, Jennifer Badie. Her e-mail is email@example.com
We'd like to discuss the post with you before you write it. We will give you a deadline and then publish the post a couple days later.
And second, our new higher education reporter, Childs Walker, will soon begin posting on the blog as well. So the blog will try to extend its range into the world of colleges and universities around the state.
We look forward to hearing from you.