Dot’s Reading Room

Senior copy editor and board member emerita Dot Bergin is a unique resource for The Bedford Citizen. Not only does she cover meetings (regularly the Library Trustees and Housing Trust, along with others on an occasional basis) and edit other reporter’s work, she scans the Internet for interesting publications and useful information to share with The Citizen‘s board.

Through Bergin’s initiative, The Citizen has become aware of relevant and compelling articles published in (among others) the Columbia Journalism Review; the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; the Poynter Institute; the Neiman Journalism Lab, and Vermont Digger. Through LION Publishers, a federation of local, independent, online news sources, and INN, the Institute for Non-Profit News, Bergin keeps us abreast of a burgeoning group of publications similar to The Citizen, nearby and across the country.

To honor a recent landmark birthday, readers generously supported the idea of Dot’s Reading Room as a way to share some of these ideas with The Citizen’s readers.

The Citizen is proud to present the inaugural edition of Dot’s Reading Room, with thanks to Carol Amick and Bill Moonan, Joan Bowen, Robert and Sarah Dorer, Dorothy Ellis, Mitch Evans, John Gibbons and Sue Baldauf, Susanne Harrison, Nathan Kimball, Lee Beth King, Meredith McCulloch, Teri Morrow, Ginny and Dave Packer, Jan Shepard and Judy Eggleston, Betty Slechta, Doris Smith and Bob Batt, David and Ginni Spencer, Julie McCay Turner, Lee Vorderer and Bob Bass, Jerry and Lynne Wolf.

Dot’s Reading Room will be accessible through a link on The Bedford Citizen‘s main webpage; new article links will be added frequently, so check back often.

About Dot Bergin

For those who may not already know Dot, take a moment to read Celebrating Dot by Meredith McCulloch; it introduces Dot and describes Bedford when the Bergin family moved to town in 1954.

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