I have lived on Capitol Hill for 6 years, but it wasn’t until I became an active CHS contributor that I realized how rich, unique and diverse this community really is. Very soon, I’m moving off the Hill to work for Patch.com, a community news platform owned by AOL. They’ve already launched Patch in some states like California and New York, and Patches will start popping up in Washington this fall. I can’t say where I’ll be working yet but it won’t be on Capitol Hill.
Anyone interested in a career in journalism and new media should think about becoming a CHS contributor, because the best way to build your portfolio is to get out there and start writing. Be consistent, be accurate and doors will open. Working with CHS been a great experience and I thank all of you, the readers, for your feedback and thoughts.
By reading the CHS blog, you are participating in what I believe is an integral conversation about Seattle’s future while creating and archiving a living history of this neighborhood. When you contribute stories or news tips, add your events to the calendar and voice your opinions, you are helping Capitol Hill become the best neighborhood in the world.
I hope you all have enjoyed reading my stories as much as I enjoyed writing them!
lauren.p (a.k.a Lauren Padgett)