Last week, I woke up, checked my e-mail and saw I had a message from none other than Mark Luckie. He said he wanted to discuss something with me, offline, and when would be a good time to chat on the phone?
A little more than an hour and a 15-minute phone conversation later, I was surprised and honored that Mark asked me to contribute to his blog, 10,000 Words.
For those of you who may not be familiar, 10,000 Words has been Mark’s journalism+technology blog for more than three years. Mark, a multimedia journalist who’s now at The Washington Post, has covered just about every topic pertaining to journalism and technology, and the blog has been a tremendous resource for many digital journalists.
The day after our phone call, the official news was announced: Mark had sold the blog to Mediabistro. While Mark will continue blogging for a while, other journalists would be brought in to contribute to 10,000 Words.
Right now, those contributors are Lauren Rabaino, Ethan Klapper and me. We know we won’t be the only ones, but for now, we’ve been communicating and collaborating, and have established our own niches. I’ll be covering the photo/visual aspects of journalism+technology, to keep true to the spirit of 10,000 Words’ vision. No doubt this will be a challenge — this is my first foray into any kind of tech blogging — but I’m excited.
Be sure to check out my first post (about photojournalism portfolios), as well as all the others that will come! And if you have any ideas, suggestions, feedback, etc., I certainly welcome an e-mail or comment.
Thanks for reading — and thanks to Mark, Mediabistro and everyone who’s supported and encouraged me as I move forward.