Here's to new beginnings

A mes­sage from Star news­pa­pers' Man­aging Ed­it­or, Mi­kala Jam­is­on

Star read­ers sure do know how to make the new girl feel wel­come.

As the Man­aging Ed­it­or of the Star, I ended my first week Fri­day with a smile on my face. Dur­ing the week, I heard from so many read­ers: those who called wished me good luck; our Face­book friends were quick to give pos­it­ive feed­back, and many sent in no­tices they wanted to share—birth­day wishes, en­gage­ment an­nounce­ments and warm words of thanks.

I now know one thing for sure: the Star means a great deal to its read­ers.

It already means a great deal to me, too.

I’ve ar­rived here after re­port­ing for a few news­pa­pers and magazines in my home state, Delaware, then writ­ing for Phil­adelphia City Pa­per, and most re­cently spend­ing a sum­mer at News­day in New York. I al­ways felt very con­nec­ted, though, to Phil­adelphia—I once fell in love with this city, and I couldn’t be hap­pi­er to be back.

Star’s con­trib­ut­ors and colum­nists, its fant­ast­ic staff re­port­er Hay­den Mit­man and I want to bring you the best pa­per we pos­sibly can.

We want to keep you in­formed of the is­sues. We want you to know how to make your voice heard in your com­munity. We want to share the ex­cit­ing events go­ing on in your neigh­bor­hoods.

Most im­port­antly, though, we want you to talk to us. We want to hear your story ideas, your thoughts and opin­ions, or what you want to see in print. This is your news­pa­per. I’m just ex­cited to be a part of it.

Reach out to me at mjam­is­

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