When we launched the paper Jan. 25, 2011, we had all the giddy, nauseating nervousness of the first day at a new school. Would people read us? Did Fishers want a local newspaper? Would we get a seat at the cool kids’ lunch table, or be relegated to the one in back with the wobbly seats? It was all very nerve-wracking.
From day one, however, we’ve had no shortage of things to report. Fishers is as vibrant and active a community as anyone could hope to write about. In fact, I’m practically slamming the suitcase shut every week to try to get everything in – figuratively, of course. We’re not luggage. We’re a newspaper.
Current in Fishers: Year One was all about getting to know the community, taking in a bird’s-eye view of the issues facing Fishers and an editor’s column prone to philosophizing about geese.
Current in Fishers: Year Two promises to be a sleeker, more refined animal. We want to get to know you, the reader. We want to dig into the issues facing you on a day-to-day basis, while still providing perspective on what’s over the horizon. Gone are the days of editor’s columns about geese. From now on, it’s all existentialism and bemoaning my ineptitude at Twitter.
On that note, we’ve magnified our Web presence several-fold in an attempt to get you more news, faster. You can follow us on Twitter at @CI_Fishers and Facebook at www.facebook.com/currentinfishers. We’ll also be posting every story you see in the paper to our Web site, youarecurrent.com, as well as things you won’t see in the print edition.
It’s been a great year, Fishers. I hope you will continue reading, and continue letting us know what’s going on in your lives and in your community. Because we’re all in it together, ya’ know?
By Jordan Fischer
Jordan Fischer is the managing editor of Current in Fishers.