On Wednesday March 1, Alisa Williams assumes the role of managing editor of the Spectrummagazine.org website, replacing Jared Wright who requested a part-time reporting position to allow for more time with his family.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/article/2017/02/28/leadership-change-spectrum-website
I am in a constant state of astonished AWE at the plethora of news, interviews,
essays, commentaries, articles, which flow from Spectrum’s fountain!
Within hours of breaking news at the GC, or any of our far flung Divisions, Spectrum has the SCOOP, in full authentic detail.
To accomplish this with a small staff and limited funding is incredible.
My only complaint is that even though I am retired, I do not have the time to read, let alone digest all the weekly content that is posted.
No wonder Jared is asking for more “family time”!
He must have been working an eighty hour week!
KUDOS to Jared and the entire Spectrum operation.
NOW IT IS TIME FOR THE REST OF US TO SEND OUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE
DONATIONS TO ADEQUATELY FUND THIS SPLENDID PROGRAM!
Notes on the commenting policy and its implementation:
Some commenters have expressed frustration with how the commenting policy is applied, noting that it does not seem that every comment that is in violation of guidelines is removed and some seem to be removed with no obvious violation.
First, this website is moderated by people - people who oftentimes miss things because Spectrum mods are busy with many facets of operating and maintaining the website. We apologize for the frustration this can cause, and we commit to doing our best to be thorough, fair and evenhanded.
Second, the decision to limit commenting to one comment per person was made at the board level, not at the level of website editors. It was a principled decision that grew out of a longstanding frustration over the way the commenting section often devolved into shouting matches and veered far from topics in the articles. Here’s more about of the details behind the decision and the implementation: http://spectrummagazine.org/article/2015/08/10/understanding-spectrums-new-commenting-policy
Because the decision was made by Spectrum’s governing board, it is something that only the board has decision-making power to rescind if a time comes that board members feel it appropriate. To be clear, a leadership change does not and cannot entail a unilateral policy change where commenting is concerned.
Thanks to all who comment here for adding texture and color to the website. Thanks, too, for being understanding.
Congratulations, Alisa! Thank you, Jared, for your hard work! I read Spectrum. You guys are so busy. Alisa, brace yourself. The job requires untiring hours and a strong backbone! Praying for your continued ministry.
Thanks Robin, Rohan and Rosalie not only for your gracious comments, but also for the chance to enjoy a little alliteration at your expense.
It’s been my pleasure to serve as this website’s managing editor, and I’m confident that the best is yet to come for the website and the organization!
Welcome, once again, Alisa!
Thank you Jarad and indeed all of the Spectrum team. Without your diligence and passion many of us would remain in ignorance of the real issues.
God bless the Spectrum organisation, We have nothing to fear from truth! Jim.From Ausie.
Thanks Jared for entering a unique and needed “ministry” to the church. Blessings and health in your future endeavors!!
Accidently deleted my post! Apologies. Spectrum isn’t the easiest website to navigate on a smartphone.
Anyway, I’ll say again : thanks for all of your inspirational thoughts over the years, Jared.
Welcome Alisa! Thanks for your explanation regarding the lounge/main comments sections. I hope to see the two merged again one day.