To everyone at The Register Citizen,
By now, many of you know that I will be leaving the position of editor at The Register Citizen to take a job at the New Haven Register. My first day in New Haven will be Monday, Oct. 4, two years to the day after I first walked into the newsroom at 190 Water Street.
I could write about the many successes we’ve had in the past two years — the jump to digital first, the increased value of our print product, the awards we’ve won — but I won’t. I could write about the challenges this newsroom and other departments have faced and will face yet, about the excitement of a new building and new technologies — but again, I won’t.
Instead, I wish to say, in no uncertain terms, how much I will miss every single one of you.
Over the past two years I have come to know many of you quite well, your strengths, your talents, your humor, your children and families. And, quite honestly, I have come to respect each and every one of my colleagues at The Register Citizen. Though we have our differences, when you strip all the nonsense away this is, at its core, a good team. And that is something money can’t buy.
My reasons for leaving The Register Citizen are, for the most part, entirely personal. At the New Haven Register I am half as far from my three girls. But the decision was not an easy one. I did not want to leave my friends here at 190 Water Street, which has become as much a home to me as the house in which I live, and the people like an extended family.
We have come very far from where we were two years ago, and still have even farther to go. I’m proud that whoever takes my position will have an easier job than the one I inherited.
I wish you all the bet of luck and hope that you will remember to send me an e-mail or drop me a line every so often. Find me on Facebook, shoot me a Tweet, find me on LinkedIn, drop a comment on my blog or just drop by if you’re ever in New Haven.
All the best,
Jordan Nathaniel Fenster