Today is the nine-year anniversary of the launch of A News Cafe, A Redding-based news website started by former Record Searchlight reporter and columnist Doni Chamberlain.
As I told Doni beneath her article on the site's birthday, she should be congratulated for creating a truly independent and vibrant web-based news outlet. She is a model for any journalist whoever strikes out on his or her own, showing that it can be done successfully.
I believe sites like A News Cafe are the future of media. The site does in-depth stories on issues such as the homelessness crisis that start valuable community conversations, all while providing a local flair and flavor that others can’t match. So here’s to another nine years and beyond.