I’ve been working here in Ladysmith for a little over a week now, and I got to say, I love it here already.
Some of you I’ve already had the privilege to meet, but some of you I have not. If we haven’t met yet, my name’s Cole Schisler, and I’m the new editor here at the Chronicle.
I’m a prairie boy from Regina, Saskatchewan turned valley kid from Kelowna, BC. I’ve spent the past four years living in Nanaimo and attending Vancouver Island University. I recently graduated with a BA in creative writing, and spent three years of my degree working with the VIU Navigator, two of which I spent as the managing editor.
It’s my firm belief that what makes a local paper truly great is how it can capture the essence of a community, and highlight the amazing people within it.
In my time at the Navigator I learned that it’s impossible to have good community journalism without good communication. As managing editor, I prioritized meeting with community members and talking about what kind of content they wanted to see in their paper.
Now that I’m here at the Chronicle I plan to do the exact same thing.
I look forward to delivering high-quality community journalism that focuses on Ladysmith stories and Ladysmith people. If you see me around town feel free to say hi and strike up a conversation. Alternatively, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any news tips, letters, comments, complaints, etc. Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter, @SchislerCole for news updates, and more.
I’ll be working here in town for a while, and I want to hear from you, so don’t be shy, Ladysmith.