Sunday, December 21, 2008

A new place to call home...

On Dec. 3, about 2,000 employees of Gannett – myself included – received some pretty rough news: our positions had been eliminated.

I won't elaborate on my feelings here. I'm sure you can imagine how it felt, not only to lose a job, but colleagues who you admired and enjoyed working with.

What's important, rather, is how I'm moving on. Two and a half weeks following my layoff, I've accepted a position as a visual journalist at the Green Bay Press-Gazette. To sum things up succinctly: things sure turned out rosy.

I feel blessed that the opportunity came about. And I feel honored to have been desired for the job. I'm excited. And I'll start on Jan. 5.

My duties will be divided between doing daily multimedia work for and providing training opportunities for others in the newsroom and photo department to learn audio and video skills. I'll continue to shoot still photographs, too.

So... Green Bay is a new place to call home...

FILE: After walking through the players' tunnel, Ken Ekstrand of Racine, Wis., takes in the sights of Lambeau Field from field-level during a walking tour of the Packers' stadium in Green Bay, Wis., Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, 2008. (Michael P. King/The Post~Crescent)
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