When I took the job as UE beat writer about a year ago, it was my goal to cover the Aces in a way they’d never been before.
Now you — fans — have a blog and dedicated Twitter account for news as it happens, not just in the morning paper.
From everything I’ve heard, it will stay that way after I move on.
Today is officially my last at the Courier & Press. I’ve accepted a job at the Courier-Journal in Louisville — it’s home — as a sports digital producer (basically, their website guy).
I tell you that with a bit of both sadness and excitement, because covering a Division I athletic department out of school was about all I could ever ask for. And I hope you saw that eagerness through my coverage.
I won’t run down a laundry list of thank yous here — I told many in person at UE over the past two weeks anyway — but what I will say is, I covered plain good people on this job. It’s an athletic department that doesn’t have all the resources, though with a little extra ingenuity and plenty of man hours, UE competes with staffs double and triple its size.
They Aces do so because of a small, private university’s unique position as the city’s No. 1 team. That truly is a special thing, even if the fan base isn’t what it was during the College Division days.
I hope I served you all well.
Keep this blog bookmarked, and continue following on Twitter. Both will be passed on to the next UE beat writer.
As for me, if you ever need to get in contact, I’ll still have my personal Twitter account (@JonathanLintner) and email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I try to say this every time someone approaches me at a game or event, but really: Thank you for reading.