I'm settling into my job as the circulation manager of Alternatives Journal. Thanks to the training of the outgoing circulation manager, I'm figuring out the subscription system, and I'm laying out a few ideas for promotions and fielded a few calls.
It's a great place to work, and it's getting my creative juices flowing. I would like to see Alternatives Journal set up a blog. I figure that if we develop a larger online audience, this will translate to more subscriptions, and blogs do develop audiences. Of course, blogs are a lot of work, so we'll just have to see what's feasible.
Another reason I'd like to see an Alternatives Journal blog is because we belong to a number of environmentalist and environmental studies mailing lists, and a number of interesting articles cross our desks. It would be nice to collect this information and display it publically.
Here's some of the items that passed my desk today:
- Today was Ontario's 28th Smog Day of 2003 (courtesy the Ontario Clean Air Alliance)
- Despite the Pacific Northwest's reputation as an environmental haven, New York City is far more green (courtesy Grist Magazine)
- Iceland has killed its first minke whale in fourteen years, the first of 38 this year as part of a "research hunt", that has little or no scientific research behind it (also courtesy Grist Magazine)
- Wind power is taking hold in the State of Texas(courtesy Grist Magazine)