Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Down the Shore with Jen is Moving

Readers, I have some news.

"Down the Shore with Jen" is moving. But don't panic - this is good news!

"Down the Shore with Jen" is moving to Newsworks.org, the online news site of WHYY. WHYY has been Philadelphia's long time NPR affiliate who bought what had been half of New Jersey's NJN stations.

In their efforts to bump up their NJ coverage, they recently launch a South Jersey page, and they asked me to come aboard to be their Jersey Shore writer.

If you love the Jersey Shore, this is a good thing. It means more shore coverage - a lot more, in fact.

And for me, this is an awesome thing because someone is going to pay me to write this blog.

I'm sure you noticed that I hadn't been posting much lately. It's not because I don't love writing about the shore, but I've been so overwhelmed with my other work that it was hard to carve out time for what was, for nearly five years, a volunteer effort. I couldn't invest the time into doing the Jersey Shore stories I really wanted to cover when I had X, Y and Z paying gigs that needed my attention.

No more. The Jersey Shore is now my beat. I can cover it like I've always wanted to cover it - as the lead person a news organization that will let me explore the strange, wonderful and wild about my favorite corner of the earth (and thanks guys for giving me that opportunity).

My first post went live this morning. I'll be writing in the blog space about three times a week, and publishing a feature every Friday. I might even get to do some radio reports, which makes me more than a little giddy.

I'm going to keep this site open, and may post some things here that don't work for WHYY (and, of course, if in the future we decide to part ways, I will come back to posting here). But for the most shore coverage from me, tune in now to Newsworks.org.

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Ann Delaney said...

Congratulations! Will follow you to your new "home" :)

Unknown said...

Wow-I guess that's the big news you had mentioned. I can't think of a better situation-getting paid for doing what you love-that's everybody's dream. Congratulations on being able to realize that. Andy

kcav said...

Congrats. Can't wait to see what you have in store on Newsworks.

wildwoodwaitress said...

Congratulations, Jen! Nice to see so many years of hard work paying off.

Bill said...

I am so happy for you. I will now go read your article congratulations!!!

joyRuN said...

Well deserved, Jen!! Huge congratulations :D

Kristin said...

Congrats!! Couldn't think of a better writer to represent the Shore!!