|Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, Duluth City Councilor Noah Hobbs and Duluth Human Rights Officer Carl Crawford prepare to speak to the press at City Hall today. (Photo by Naomi Yaeger)|
Monday, September 26, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
|Civility was encouraged and required during the forum.|
Elizabeth Nelson and Anita Stech of Speak Your Peace
|Jason Amundson attended|
|John Goldfine attended|
Sunday, September 18, 2016
|Today the Hillsider editor and her dog, MaggieBW, explored a dog park|
in Observation Hill.
Here is the video of Samantha
and her dog Beckett
Thursday, September 15, 2016
| Journalist Mark Trahant will talk about the|
power of Native Americans as candidates
Nationally known journalist Mark Trahant will talk about the power of Native Americans as candidates for political office in the upcoming national election at this year’s Duluth Media Summit.
Trahant will speak Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the American Indian Center, Trepanier Hall, 202 W 2nd St, Duluth, MN 55802. On
Wednesday, Oct. 19, Trahant will visit with students in the University of Minnesota of Duluth’s Journalism and American Indian Studies programs.
“While the spotlight shines on the race for the
Trahant is an independent journalist and a faculty member at the University of North Dakota as the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism. (The same great university that the Hillsider editor attended.)
Trahant reports and comments on events and trends on his blog at TrahantReports.com and on Facebook, Twitter(@TrahantReports), and other social media. He does a weekly audio commentary for Native Voice One. And, every day for nearly a decade, Trahant has written a 140-character rhyme based on a daily news story (@newsrimes4lines).
He’s been a reporter for PBS’ Frontline series. The Frontline piece, “The Silence,” was about sexual abuse by priests in an Alaska native village. He also has been editor-in-residence at the University of Idaho in the spring of 2011 and again in 2012. There, he taught courses on social media, the American West and editorial writing. In 2009 and 2010 Trahant was a Kaiser Media Fellow writing about health care reform focused on programs the government already operates, such as the Indian Health Service. Trahant has also been the Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Trahant is the former editor of the editorial page for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, where he chaired the daily editorial board, directed a staff of writers, editors and a cartoonist. He has also worked at The Seattle Times, Arizona Republic, The Salt Lake Tribune, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, the Navajo Times, Navajo Nation Today and the Sho-Ban News.
Trahant is a citizen of Idaho’s Shoshone-Bannock Tribe and former president of the Native American Journalists Association.
The Duluth Media Summit is an annual event that invites the nation’s top media professionals to Duluth to talk to with working journalists and the public about issues relevant to the changing nature of journalism. Previous speakers have been John Hughes, then-president of the National Press Club; Jeremy Iggers, founder of the Twin Cities Daily Planet; and Jan Schaffer, executive director of J-Lab, an incubator for entrepreneurs and news innovators.
Trahant’s visit is being co-sponsored by the One River, Many Stories project, the American Indian Center, and UMD’s American Indian Studies Department and the Department of Communication.
“One River, Many Stories” is a journalism, media and storytelling project and resource hub for journalists, educators, and citizens to foster deeper conversations about our community. This University of Minnesota Duluth Journalism program project is funded in part by the Knight Foundation Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Hi Hillsider readers,
This is Naomi Yaeger, I'm happy to report that I'm back managing and editing The Hillsider.
I love Duluth and hearing your stories and I'm excited to help you share your stories with others.This is truly a community effort. Won't you please help me? We need ideas, writers and advertisers as well as board members.
You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org of Hillsider.News.Naomi@gmail.com
We need advertising dollars to support this publication. Please call me for advertising rates.
Jefferson Street block party
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Well, it’s time for me to write the last Naomi’s Notes for the Hillsider. This is both an exciting and a sad chapter in my life. By the time you read this I will be the editor of the Duluth Budgeteer News and the Hillsider board will be working to hire someone new.
This is exciting for me because I still get to stomp around in Duluth, the city I love, and I still get to mix with “my peeps.” It’s sad because I care about providing a way for those who rarely get news coverage to be heard. The Hillsider belongs to you, the people. It’s fun giving you a voice. It’s also fun to provide an alternative, cheaper forum for small businesses and non-profits to advertise.
I hope that as editor of the Budgeteer News I can help to bring a nice mix of community stories to a larger audience than I do at the Hillsider. Someone else will worry about selling and designing ads, so I’ll have more time to focus on editorial content. It’s also exciting because my new bosses like my photography, which is my passion.
The Budgeteer News is owned by the Duluth News Tribune and Forum Communications. My office will be on the first floor of the Duluth News Tribune building on First Street.
I started as editor of the Hillsider in May of 2006. The first issue that I produced came out June 15. It didn’t take long to realize that there was more than enough community news in the Central Hillside, East Hillside, Chester Park, Endion and Observation Hill neighborhoods for this paper to be issued every month, rather than only every other month.
Soon, the board and I decided to add Lincoln Park to our catchment area of stories. We noticed that the people of Lincoln Park often faced the same issues as those of the Hillside. Of course we took ads from any neighborhood. A few years later we added new distribution spots in neighborhoods further out. We found that even though our stories focused on Duluth’s core neighborhoods, our news was of interest to people in many of Duluth’s neighborhoods.
I know that people love the Hillsider, by the reaction I get when I tell people of my move to the Budgeteer. People tell me, “Congratulations,” and then almost immediately ask, with worried looks on their faces, “But what’s going to happen to the Hillsider?”
The Hillsider board is working with a person who will be the interim editor. Please give the board and this person your support. You can help by purchasing or encouraging others to purchase advertising, by giving story ideas and by helping with distribution. Our snail mail address will remain the same, but the email is now email@example.com. The new contact phone number is (218) 724-5220. You may also contact Scott Yeazle at (218) 260-5390 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or any of the board members, who are listed on page 2.
And I’ll see you in the Duluth Budgeteer News.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
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