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January 28, 2006

And Then There Were Five...

With apologies for having to wait a week to make this information public, we are positively tickled to announce that Catherine Komp will be joining PeoplesNetWorks as our fifth full-time collective member. Catherine has been reporting for TNS since 2004. She has also been the media editor at Clamor Magazine since 2003 and has covered various issues for Free Speech Radio News.

Jessica and Brian came to know Catherine well while she was working as a morning news anchor at a public radio station in Syracuse. Even though she recently moved from Syracuse to Richmond, Virginia, Catherine’s work for TNS made her the first choice we all had in mind to fill this vital fifth slot. Since she began working with us, Catherine has shown herself willing to take on challenging assignments and has, in turn, challenged TNS to try new mediums and otherwise improve our publication.

Catherine's content work will mostly consist of writing, but she will also take on significant editorial duties. In February, she will also take over the job of answering much of our member-support and reader-mail duties, so many if you will get a chance to know her a bit better in the future.

The rest of us -- Jessica, Brendan, Michelle and Brian -- all believe that Catherine is as close to a perfect fit for our team as we could have come and we are proud that we could "promote" one of our freelance contributors into a full-time position instead of performing an exhaustive and expensive nationwide search. We all sincerely welcome her aboard, and we know our readers and supporters will as well.

--The "Old" Collective

Jessica Azulay
MIchelle Chen
Brendan Coyne
Brian Dominick

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starwalker: And Then There Were Five...

Guys & Gals... Gals & Guys !!!!! ... of The NewStandrd and The PeoplesNetWorks:

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It may be that THERE IS enough room here in this comment space to go on You ALL deserve it. Preferring to regard myself as somewhat buddhist-like in philosophy and outlook, I don't even "believe" in applause, nor engage in it lightly ever, AND I just can't help myself.

Coming a couple days late to all the breaking news from The NewStandard and The PeoplesNetWorks collective, my first reaction was "OH GOD! I can't believe this?! Look at all this! Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god!"

I apologize if I can't quite fully capture here my unbounded joy, excitement, pleasure, tears and AWE about what is happening here at the The PeoplesNetwork. I am astounded! And I feel so incrediby happy and greatful and humble and a part of it, all at the same time. I am moved to conclude here with the greatest blessing I know...

Thanks be. Blessed be. May ALL beings be happy.

/s/ Joey

Friday, February 03, 2006 - 9:07 AM EST


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