Welcoming Ink Bytes

I’m glad to see that Jeff Gauger, the new editor of the News & Record, has started a blog. I hope that he will use it to tackle some of the tough issues facing the News & Record and journalism, rather than taking the route many editors do, which is using a blog primarily to promote the paper.

I welcome him to the community’s blogosphere, and I encourage him not to get discouraged by the animosity for the News & Record that is often expressed there. Or by the commenters. In many ways, it is an insular community. The real world is much more understanding, accepting and engaged.

I don’t know Jeff, but my experience with newspaper editors is that they are smart, savvy and thick-skinned. I’m confident he will be a strong voice here. Welcome, Jeff.