Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Day 1,095

So where do we go from here?

Simply put, we don't know. (As if you couldn't tell that from our retrospectives.)

We've wrestled with what to do with the blog as we approached our deadline. It's our baby, so we'd love to see it continue, but we're different people now than we were when we first started this journey and we'd have to account for that. For sure, Ten95 as you know it will be taking a hiatus - likely brief, but potentially permanent - while we decide where we want to go with this. And when, or if, we decide to restart Ten95, it will likely be in a very different form than you've come to know it.

Know this: the "Ten95 Experience" has been a great one and that's thanks to you. From day one we got great, insightful and encouraging comments regarding our work and our lives. We had a community to vent our feelings to, and people who looked to our experiences as affirmation that they weren't alone in their struggles. We met young journalists who came to us for advice (which was humbling) and readers - seasoned veterans and rookies - who congratulated us on a project with such a unique perspective.

This experience has been one that we can safely say, made our first three years as journalists good ones and shaped our identities in the industry.

And for that, we thank you.

The Ten95 Crew


P.S. -- For those of you who may need a Ten95 fix and will be in the Tampa area for the NABJ convention, 1/2 of the crew will be on a panel entitled "Reinvent Yourself, Not the Wheel"on August 4. And the rest of the crew will likely be hanging out in the audience, if you'd like to say hello.

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This has been a must read for aspiring journalists, wannabe journalists, young journalists, and veterans alike who needed a dose of the reality of what it means to break into the industry today.

Thanks for the amazing insight, advice, and most of all thought provoking dialogue.

Posted by Blogger CNEL @ 2:21 PM, June 10, 2009 #

oh no... well, this is life: changes are bound to happen, but you guys were awesomely inspiring and real. i appreciated that.

Posted by Blogger Ruthibelle @ 11:29 PM, June 11, 2009 #

I just found out about your blog and love it already. It's disheartening to know you all are contemplating wrapping it up, but I respect that ya'll have goals in mind and are focused on whatever lies ahead for you.

I'll be in Tampa for the NABJ convention too. I was selected to be a part of the student projects and will try to catch the panel.

I have a blog at and my email is

Hopefully I'll see some of you there!

~ Bliss

Posted by Anonymous Bliss Davis @ 7:36 PM, August 01, 2009 #
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