Sacramento Press staff
32 years old
I am a co-founder of The Sacramento Press. I was born in Sacramento and have lived most of my life here.
A few years back I met with the Marketing Department of the Sacramento Kings. We were pitching a comprehensive package which included social media coverage, advertising and even turning The Sacramento Press’ navigation bar purple for one day. After the introductions, somebody asked me – as a lifelong Sacramentan, a huge Kings fan and a founder of The Sacramento Press – what message I would send to get more butts in seats at what was then the ARCO Arena. The answer was glaringly simple. I told them: Get the Maloofs to commit to stay in Sacramento for a couple of decades. Do it publically. Have a celebration. You’ll sell out the building and you won’t need to pay us a dime. Incidentally, y
For the last three years, customer service functions, outreach and moderation of The Sacramento Press has been more than ably handled by Casey Kirk. Her thoughtfulness and consistency helped improve community engagement and civility. Now Casey is moving on to a fabulous new position outside our company. From now on, Allison Joy Tritt will be the new community manager. She is taking the reigns of these very difficult functions. I’m writing because this transition will be smoother if we all remember to treat one another with respect on The Sacramento Press. Our help will allow Allison to better support community contributors and conduct outreach to get accustomed to her new role. Plus, she
I'm going to keep this post going as a round-up of developing stories as I follow the arena deal implosion this afternoon. Our expanded coverage is here: http://www.sacramentopress.com/tag/arena Just a head's up for everyone - The Sacramento Bee is knocking it out of the park with Area (non) deal coverage today. They have a live chat, a reporter in NYC and an editorial that nails the issue dead-on (the owners need to go). Also, over at Sactown Royalty, the quick recap is on point. As always, the community there steals the show with amazing commentary. Like this gem from kromeace, "I suggest we show up at the arena (walk not park in their parking lot) and never go into the game. Instead w
To all staff, collaborators and readers of The Sacramento Press. I would like to briefly introduce our new Editor in Chief, Colleen Belcher. For most of you, Colleen needs no introduction because she has personally worked with literally hundreds of contributors and everyone on our small staff. You all know her glowing smile and her indefatigable spirit. Colleen started working as an intern at The Sacramento Press even before there was a live website. I remember how instrumental she was at setting the tone with that first group of interns and staff. She created a sense of camaraderie with her fellow interns while setting a very hardworking pace for all of us continue to follow. We hired
A couple of days ago, something noteworthy happened on The Sacramento Press: We passed 10,000 articles on the site. These are all original works, and they are all local news and information about Sacramento. Some are of no real consequence. Some are even factually incorrect. But they are written by more than 1,000 different people with unique and valuable perspectives on our region (some professional, most amateur). Not only that, many of these stories are of major civic importance. All one has to do is visit our front page any day, and the laid-out portion across the top will be filled with stories that affect our daily lives. Some people don’t like our experiment for one reason or anot