We are a locally based team of independent bloggers and journalists dedicated to publishing neighborhood news and views for the Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods of Seattle. As an unbiased source – our goal is to share opinions to build a stronger and more vibrant community. We plan to bring hyperlocal bloggging to the next level in the evolution of journalism around Seattle and in specific neighborhoods and communities including Phinney Ridge and Greenwood.
We are committed to journalism standards including:
1.) Maintain editorial independence from governmental, commercial, or special interests, and do not engage in public relations, marketing and lobbying.
2.) Do not plagiarize.
3.) Do not trade coverage or favored treatment for money, gifts, or favors.
4.) Clearly disclose any conflicts of interest, including with sponsors and advertisers being given placement preference in editorial sections or “over-focused” in coverage.
5.) Be accurate and honest.
6.) Be accessible and accountable to the public.
Our Team- Neighborhood Voices – Community Balance:
We believe strongly in maintaining balanced voices for a community and avoiding dependence on a dominant, single media source. We employ neighborhood writers and volunteer citizen bloggers to maintain diverse voices on neighborhood issues.
Jay Hathaway is a Seattle-based irreverent blogger, and member of the Greenwood-Phinney community for over five years. Jay focuses on land use issues and participates regularly in community meetings of deep impact to the neighborhood. Jay’s professional writing career has made him a leading writer for several national blogs.
Alicia Craven has lived in the Greenwood neighborhood for over a year. After college, she fled the country for a few years to live in Thailand and Ecuador, but is happy to have temporarily traded in her vagabond boots for a return to the resplendent northwest. She is a freelance writer, interested in travel and the arts.