Since last Friday, I’m proud to announce, the venerable Cascadian news website Tidepool has been a project of Sightline. Yep, we’ve completed a friendly takeover!
Since 1997, Tidepool has been highlighting the most significant news that’s shaping Cascadia. Every morning, Tidepool’s editors scan dozens of news sites and assemble the stories that will actually matter in Cascadia a few years hence—the slow news (pdf). It’s an essential service, and it’s one that thousands of Cascadians use every day.
Tidepool was seeking a new home, and its service is a natural complement for this blog and Sightline’s other analyses of key trends in Cascadia. So both organizations are excited about the transfer. We think it’ll lead to big improvements all the way around—in the news digest, in the blog, and in our website.
Tidepool has long been a community asset—something kept healthy through the active support of its thousands of readers. This new phase in Tidepool’s development won’t change that fact; to the contrary, Sightline will soon introduce more ways to participate in Tidepool’s evolution. If you’re not already a member of that community, please join by signing up for a free subscription.
For more information on Sightline’s ownership—really, stewardship—of Tidepool, read this letter to its subscribers.
And meet the new Sightline editor of Tidepool: Princess of Tides Kristin Kolb-Angelbeck.