CFN – Change can be very frightening! Changing an online newspaper with a huge database can be even more frightening!
Thanks to our Advertisers & Subscribers incredible support we have rolled out our new look and feel.
I hope everyone likes it and of course feedback is always welcome.
As we zoom up to our 5th Anniversary in February I think the biggest difference between CFN and some other media is the relationship we have with our viewers. It’s amazing how many of you have such a personal feel for us and vice versa. I forget sometimes how many people read this stuff as it sometimes feels like a water cooler chat rather than this amazing platform.
I still think our Mission & Vision statements stand and I think we can all work to making them evolve as we enter CFN’s sixth year!
CFN is an online newspaper whose Mission is to give voice to the many who’d never have an opportunity to have a voice whether via op-ed, letters, or comments on stories.
To be non-partisan and allow voices to be heard even though our ownership, editors, staff, sponsors, and viewers may not always agree with them.
For people to have voice, but still do so in a safe manner although they may be challenged strongly for those opinions.
And that by creating a forum to share unfiltered news and opinions that we may as a society speak to each other and exchange ideas that can lead to growth of our culture, community and society in a positive manner and show people that they do count; their voices do count, and that anyone can change their world.
CFN’s vision is to see our community participate in a lively discussion of the issues that matter to them no matter how small or obscure. We want to nourish and help create strong voices.
In these days of spoon fed values and massive societal conformity for people to think about issues and not just follow the pack. Whether it be questioning why decisions are made or confronting people and holding them accountable; CFN’s vision is to help empower people while educating and entertaining.
The news can be a living thing. And one newspaper can be very different than others. We also want to create a haven to attract the most talented people in the Universe where they can excel and gain from their talents, voices, and artistry with less restrictions, not more.
CFN is not just “the news” It’s people’s views. It’s what they are passionate about. It’s about showing the world what they can do or what they’ve done.
You might see some strange things over the next week or so as we hammer out the bugs. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you see anything we need to fix.
And thank you again to each and every viewers, advertiser, and subscriber without whom we simply would not be here without.
Jamie Gilcig – Editor – CFN