We don’t often get hate mail down at the Journey. I figure maybe twice a year or so? Maybe not even that often.
What I love about our limited hate mail is that in our six years of existence only one person has actually signed their name.
Kudos to that one guy. I mean, if you’re passionate enough to write something so fiery and close to your heart, why not sign your name?
Nice work guy.
Hey, I run a business like lots of other people. I understand that other people would run the Journey differently than I have if they were in my shoes. Shoot, my own business partner wishes I would print more divisive material sometimes.
And I know that Gallup isn’t perfect – I read and hear about it on a daily basis.
But our mission isn’t to uncover some secret plot within our city gov’t. We’re not trying to write stories about crime. We aren’t investigative journalists. I went to school to be a teacher for goodness sake.
Our mission is to bring to light some of the positive aspects of Gallup – we could never cover all of them, but we try.
Here’s our mission statement (and trust me, I had to DIG for this one):
Journey is for everyone in the community who is interested in Gallup.
The magazine has a commitment to being a platform in which local voices
may be heard and local beauty may be seen and shared. The magazine
will positively impact readership by servicing the Gallup community with
local news and events, and by producing the entire publication from a
Christian perspective of grace. Journey magazine seeks to be a place for
the community to come together and to connect with the many facets of area/local life.
Our mission is to promote the concept of a successful community in Gallup.
So whether or not we are what you wish we were is irrelevant – does that even make sense? I don’t think it does, but maybe you get the point.
We’re not trying to be the Alibi. We’re not trying to be the Independent. We’re only trying to be the Journey . . . (cue sappy music here).
ENJOY, if you can!