Changing of the guard

Dec 6, 2010

When Wareham Week editor Cyrus Moulton moved to Wareham a year ago, relatively fresh out of journalism school, it was to take the helm of a news operation that did not yet exist.

He and other members of the founding team had a prototype of the newspaper, a commitment to develop our version of a VillageSoup website that existed only in Maine, and a lot of ideas about how community journalism could survive and thrive in the digital age.

Today, with Wareham Week and pretty firmly established as the go-to places for local news, Cyrus is preparing to move on to his next challenge.

He will be succeeded by Jaime Rebhan. A fellow member of our founding team, Jaime has served as staff reporter and, since June, editor of A native of Central New York and 2009 graduate of Emerson College, she lives in Onset.

Cyrus leaves big shoes to fill. A wonderful writer (he is leaving to pursue his passion for longer-form magazine journalism), he lent his special touch to stories about everything from a “goth princess” movie being filmed at the Mill Pond Diner to a description of herring runs to an account of a woman stranded on her roof while trying to rescue her cat.

But Jaime will do a great job of filling those big shoes.  After all, she, too, was there at the beginning. And her enthusiasm for Wareham and Onset remains infectious – even as she has worked hard to gain expertise on such less-than-fun topics as the municipal sewer system and school funding.

In her own words: “This is a great town. Of course there are issues. Every town has issues. But I want people here to realize what a great place they have to call home.”

Who will fill Jaime’s shoes? Stand by for an announcement in the near future, as Wareham Week and WarehamVillageSoup prepare for Year 2.