In March of 2017, we started a new tradition of “Open Office Hours." We invited readers, donors, and folks who are just curious about what ELi is and what we do. I'm happy to say that the first event was a huge success. Naturally, we want to do it again.
On Wednesday, May 17, Publisher Alice Dreger and I will be at East Lansing’s own Black Cat Bistro from 7-8:30 p.m. with free appetizers, and room for you at the table. Plan to purchase your own drink and join us for conversation. Options include beer, wine, mixed drinks, soda, and coffee made from Bloom Coffee Roasters’ beans.
We hope you’ll talk to us about whatever is on your mind, including (but not limited to):
· what ELi could be doing better
· what ELi gets just right
· story ideas
· how you can become a reporter for ELi
· issues in East Lansing
· issues facing news organizations
· how Alice and I are far more charming in person than you ever would have guessed
Black Cat Bistro is located at 115 Albert Avenue in downtown East Lansing, just east of Abbot Road. Parking is available in the Grove Street ramp or City Lot 1 across the street.
We really hope you’ll come out to share a drink and some good conversation with us. Oh, and if you're aged 14-22 or have a family member in that age range, we'd love to talk to you about our Summer Youth Journalism Program.