Right now, I feel a sense of overwhelming joy to say that I am a recent addition to The Standard newspaper team in Port Perry.
Hmm, a little bit about myself...
My name is Joe Cross, and I come to you from many places around the country. That's a good way of saying that I have moved around Canada a lot growing up, and have been a part of many communities around our land, from East to West.
As part of any local community, I believe it is not only important for us to see what amenities we can enjoy, but we also need to think of how and what we can give to others, within it. This is something I have always believed is important, and why I have tried to do a lot of volunteering and community involvement, in the past. From helping seniors at a hospital back in Vancouver, teaching children at my church during my time in Barrie, to being a member of the M.S. Society.
It is not only for that feel good experience, or, because it is something to add to a resume, but it is something that actually can, and does help others. A small unpaid role is no less important than others, since it is integral to many of those roles which, in total, equal to the sum of great things.
Although my training is in Advertising and Marketing, I love to write, and to express a point. Not so much, so that my voice is heard, but more, to introduce information which thinking adults can play with or ponder. Hopefully, this will encourage discussion with their peers, or others they trust.
So what is it to report the news?
Life is full of complexities, people with their own combinations of emotion, and perspectives on topics. This includes me, but from the perspective we hold here, it is my role at the Standard to report and explain the news and information as it is. My task is to be a servant to those that I am writing for, because it is important that those in the community understand what is happening in clear plain language, and that is what I am committed to doing, as best I can.
I am Joe Cross, and it's nice to meet you.
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