Greetings one and all with the news that I am once again a Canberran. My Yowie plates are affixed and my radio is tuned to local frequencies.
RiotACT is going to have a go at having a paid full time editor and the team were nice enough to offer me the job.
For those of you who are new to the site, and haven’t met me before, my name is John Griffiths and I ran RiotACT in my spare time from November 2000 to May 2007.
I’ve been living for the last year in Gerroa, a town of about 300 people overlooking Seven Mile Beach and working a variety of journalism and PR gigs. But you can’t run the Riot by remote control so here I am again.
I’m very keen to get submissions from people looking to write regular features and really want to get any interesting/funny photographs of things you might bump into out and about. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org . Or join the RiotACT facebook group (in the Australia network) to say hello.
Other than that if you like the site with the amenity of a full time editor then I suggest you get recommending us to potential advertisers. That or make use of the “donate” button on the right hand side of the page (down a bit).
That’s all for now, there will be some minor changes over the coming weeks but we can address them as we go. The plan is to have more original writing and reporting, and a bit more polish, without disrupting any of you too much.
I’d say it’s nice to be back, but that’s freaking SNOW on them hills. Brrrrrrrr.