Joni MacFarlane, our much loved and respected editor/reporter with the closing of the Crowsnest Promoter has written her last editorial. Give it a read here…
Thank you to community
As you’ve read on the front page of this Crowsnest Pass Promoter it is also our last.
It’s no surprise to anyone that the newspaper industry has become a challenging one over the past decade or so, and after 40 years, market conditions made this small publication uneconomical to continue.
It is with much sadness that I write my final editorial but could not leave without taking the opportunity to thank everyone who offered me words of encouragement and support over the last seven years.
Most importantly, I want to thank everyone for allowing me into their homes and into your lives and letting me tell your stories.
I’ve witnessed your pride and your anguish, your joys and your sorrows and feel privileged that you allowed me to share in some of these with you.
The Crowsnest Pass has much to celebrate – its unparalleled beauty, its rich history and its wonderful small town culture.
Most of all, it has its people.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell your stories.
Next time we meet, lets talk again.
Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice has done an excellent job in not only recognizing Joni’s major contribution to her craft in this area, but a pretty good in-depth coverage of Sun Media’s woes in particular, and print media in general. Give it a read here…
Thank you goes out to the Crowsnest Pass Promoter, for serving us faithfully and reliably these past 40 years. You will be missed!
I also just want to say that over the years because of my involvement in politics and social issues here in the Pass I have come to know and see many reporters and editors go through the revolving doors of our two local newspapers. Most, unfortunately for us the public, have taken their cues and marching orders from their publishers and owners as directed and ordered with little complaint like good little automaton soldiers. None has had the longevity and lasting power, nor been as independently minded, courageous, unbiased and fair as Joni has been. She has been a pillar of integrity and professionalism. Her shoes will be hard to fill.
It is with a deep and profound sadness we see her go.
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.