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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Monday, February 13, 2012

Get married on Valentine's Day

Once again it's time for the Atlantic City Group Wedding, where over 100 couples will say "I do" at Boardwalk Hall at a ceremony officiated by the exceptionally cool and fun Jean Muchanic (seriously - if you can ever grab a half hour with her, she's awesome).

The ceremony will be on Tuesday at 2pm.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

A different kind of spring training

I've been to Phillies Spring Training in Clearwater a couple of times (that's what happens when you go to college in Florida).

But the Phillies didn't always travel so far. In 1898, they got ready for the baseball season in Cape May.

Read all about it here.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Coming Soon...

Hey everyone! Sorry again for the radio silence. I'll have an announcement to make here later in February. And believe me - it's a big one. Stay tuned!

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