We have always valued a diversity of voices here at BMG. Since the very beginning, we’ve encouraged “differently-winged” contributors to participate, believing that a variety of viewpoints makes the site a more interesting place. And since 2006, we’ve operated on a platform that allows all BMG members to write and post their own content directly to the site.
One thing that has not changed, though, is the identity of the three editors. Since day 1 of BMG, Bob, Charley, and myself have been the only ones controlling the site’s content, in the sense that what we write is always on the front page, and also that we are the ones who decide what other material should be promoted.
That changes today! We’re very pleased to announced that we have invited long-time BMGer HesterPrynne to join BMG’s editorial ranks, and that she has accepted. Henceforth, HesterPrynne is the fourth BMG “front-pager,” and she (yes, she’s a “she”) can also promote content written by others to the front page.
When Bob, Charley and I began discussing inviting a fourth editor on board, HesterPrynne was an obvious choice. As any regular reader knows, her posts are always meticulously written and researched. She writes with a strong point of view, but not in a way that dismisses legitimate counter-arguments. And she brings invaluable inside-the-building knowledge and understanding to her posts about Beacon Hill goings-on. In short, she writes great stuff that makes BMG a better place. We couldn’t be more pleased that she is joining us as an editor.