Here’s a chance to write for the home paper

Do you have a passion for, and experience with, a hobby, subject, place or group of people, and a knack for writing about it? Here’s your chance to lend your voice to the Northwest’s newest locally owned newspaper, the Cascadia Daily News.

At CDN, we’re proud to keep our entire operation, from top to bottom, local. We’re a Bellingham-based business that employs not only writers, editors and artists in the newsroom, but communications specialists, graphic artists, builders, craftsmen and various other suppliers for our new HQ in downtown Bellingham.

The crowning touch, we think, will be a stable of occasional or regular contributors mined from the ample talent within our own community. Content possibilities are broad, but we expect our first need for contributors to be in these areas: business and labor; health and wellness; local food topics and restaurant reviews; senior life; outdoor recreation, adventure sports and regional travel; local music, theater, film and the visual arts; local history; microbreweries and micro-distilleries and the business thereof. We’re also seeking visual artists as well as experienced stringers who can regularly report news and feature stories from Skagit County and the San Juan Islands.

We’ll pay you for your time, and you’ll have a unique chance to help shape a new community-based newspaper with truly local flavor.

Interested? Send an email with a one-page proposal for your content idea — or better yet, a sample column or story — and if applicable, previous published clips, stories or other portfolio work — to: Executive Editor Ron Judd at We’ll go through these after Nov. 26 (first test: That’s a deadline!) and review them all with an eye toward filling some important spaces in our new digital daily and weekly print newspaper, which debuts in January.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Daily News Interns Wanted!

Cascadia Daily News, a brand new, locally owned digital daily news publication, is staffed by seasoned newspaper vets and talented young journos, working in a rare competitive news environment in Bellingham. The newspaper, set to launch in January, is headed by executive editor Ron Judd, a WWU Journalism alum, longtime reporter/columnist at The Seattle Times, and a seasoned journalism instructor.

Come join us as an intern! Paid quarterly reporting interns get a rare chance to help build a news org from the ground up, filling a news vacuum in Whatcom County. You will work from a new downtown Bellingham office to cover a broad range of news on deadline, but you may specialize in a job crafted to match individual skills, such as sports or the arts.

Internships are open to undergraduates and recent graduates. Candidates must be able to independently produce clean, clear deadline stories consistent with professional standards and AP Style. Strong curiosity and writing/reporting skills are required. Self-starting ability is a must. In return for your successful internship with flexible scheduling of roughly 20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks (weekend/holiday scheduling likely), we pay a stipend of $2,000.

For winter internships, starting in early January, apply by Dec. 10 with one-page letter of interest, one-page resume and work samples to editor Ron Judd at