As has come up in the comments section of several posts this week, I am leaving The News Tribune next week. For the record, I wasn’t laid off, nor was I fired. I’m entering a three-year graduate writing program at the University of Idaho.
For most of my time at the TNT I’ve covered aspects of the criminal justice system, but many of you have known me more recently as a city hall reporter. Government and politics have never been my bailiwick, but I hope I’ve at least adequately kept my finger in the dike while the paper looks for a permanent replacement for Jason Hagey.
Opportunities for journalists to get up on a soapbox don’t come around very often (and by nature they shouldn’t), but after the jump I intend to wax just a little.