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Durham News expanding, seeking writers

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Do you like to write? Are you passionate about where you live, work and play? The Durham News needs you.

We’re adding a Wednesday paper next month. We’ll be reaching 68,000 Durham homes twice a week instead of once.

We’re looking for people who can help us write about education, high school sports, business and subjects we haven’t even thought of yet.

Coming out twice a week will improve our coverage.

Expect more stories that fly below the radar, like Jim Wise’s story in today's issue looking at changes coming to East Durham and Eric Ferreri’s report on NCCU’s plans for the old Holy Cross Catholic Church building. Expect more coverage, too, of the local arts scene, like Dave Hart’s look at the “Bailout Biennial” art show at Golden Belt.  

Already we’re working with  nonprofit and government groups. The Museum of Life and Science, the Durham Arts Council and the Durham County Library have each agreed to write a monthly column. The museum’s new science column for kids debuted last week.

But there’s more than news in  newspapers.  

We need writers who can chronicle the everyday and the extraordinary, people who in a few hundred words can help us understand where we live and one another.

So, if you’ve ever had ambitions of becoming the next Barry Saunders — I know, there’ll never be a next Barry Saunders — here’s your chance.

Look for our new Wednesday edition March 4. And thanks for reading.

Mark Schultz is the editor of The Durham News. Contact him at 932-2003 or at mark.schultz@nando.com


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Now there's a news story: a local newspaper that is expanding coverage! Talk about swimming against the tide... Best of luck!

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Mark Schultz is the editor of The Chapel Hill News and The Durham News.