I was approached about an article for the Pensacola News Journal by a reporter last week. I gave her a couple of names for people to interview, but she knew that I was also in a Mardi Gras krewe since I work closely with the news media. I knew that the story would come out in Sundays paper and was anxiously awaiting to see the final piece.
I thought it was a great feature story since Mardi Gras is coming up and the city has been focusing on young professionals and change in Pensacola. See below.
Reading the comments on pnj.com is never a good idea and I don’t know why I even bothered, but I guess I’d like to know what was said instead of being oblivious to it all. I hate how these people can sit behind a computer screen and hide their faces but type the most vicious things about Pensacola, the articles and the subjects. Then I think about the time these people spend online and write behind a screen without showing their face or name. They aren’t the ones doing things for the community or trying to help us grow, we are! Others like me want what is best for Escambia County and the City of Pensacola – they just want to complain about it. These faceless screen names give me motivation to want to do more and be out there and fight for a thriving community.