First and foremost, welcome to the newly redesigned www.jwiedle.com. The cohesive layout showcases my reporting in Dayton and serves as a central location for my professional online presence. Professional, however, should not be confused with impersonal. I make the distinction to highlight my goals for this website.
In my opinion, the best reporting is a conversation – a relationship – between journalist and audience. jwiedle.com is styled in an effort to build that connection. On this website I hope to share my experiences not only as a reporter, but as a Daytonian.
Dayton is rich in culture and activity, more so, I would argue, than any of Ohio’s larger metropolitan areas. This rust belt city is taking on new life; with no place to go but up. Dayton is ushering in change with an influx of young professionals, a robust artistic environment, and a desire among its people to transition from a manufacturing past to a bustling service-based economy. jwiedle.com is where my exploration of, integration into, and work within this city, will be shared.
Please, stay tuned for my new-eyed perspective of this great place.