Very good news: Bellingham and Whatcom County residents are about to get the urgently needed local, political, and government oversight reporting of a professionally managed daily news organization beginning in January. David Syre is funding the startup of the online publication and has hired Ron Judd as the Executive Editor in charge of news operations. Judd is a graduate of WWU, a twenty-year resident of Bellingham, a well known local book author, and a reporter for 30 years of the Seattle Times and other news organizations. Judd is super-qualified for this position.
We owners of Northwest Citizen welcome this professional local news publication. We have never pretended to be a comprehensive news organization and are delighted and fully support this new publication. We urge all readers to support this local effort to have a legitimate daily and professional news organization in Bellingham; one that reports on politics and community affairs and is so needed for us to be informed citizens.
The publication seems unnamed at this point. They will publish a weekly print edition, but will have daily breaking news online.
You can read the full news release here.