Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Writer and website wrangler Carol Doane to appear Sat. April 7

For a couple of decades Carol Doane worked in the land of print media leading the advertising sales team of the largest newspaper in Southwest Washington.

Not content to paddle solely in the inky black of newsprint, she dove into online and has spent the last year figuring out how to help create a new voice in the local media landscape and launch a community website.

It’s been a year since the first article -- a year that has seen almost 400 posts and just as many comments, has earned the website’s video team two Telly Awards, and earned multiple mentions in the local media.

The momentum is building steam in Southwest Washington. It has virtually made a celebrity out of a forensic accountant who a mere six months after her appearance on the community website was being interviewed by National Public Radio. In addition, after being featured in one of the website's videos, a local political blogger earned a national award, and the award winning web editor Doane hired was recruited away to be the National Director of Content for the ASPCA.

All this to say the little, local, community website is making celebrities left and right – but mostly right.

Find out why Carol Doane is at work every day at 6:30 am, which article she wrote that solicited a letter to the editor demanding she apologize to all of Southwest Washington—or be fired, how she juggles a hectic media life with raising an incredible teenager, and what the future holds for the media manager.

In the middle of the muddle will also be an inspiring message to get up and write like your life depended on it. Join us, Saturday!

Cover to Cover Books
Saturday, Apr. 7, 5:00-6:30 pm (PT)
6300 NE St. James Rd. Suite 104B
Vancouver, WA 98663

Directions to Cover to Cover Books

View Larger Map
More info at caroldoaneapril2012.eventbrite.com/.