This Friday I begin an internship at Los Gatos Weekly Times , a localized paper under the umbrella of Silicon Valley Community Newspapers.

SVCN publishes the Almaden Resident, Campbell Reporter, Cupertino Courier, Los Gatos Weekly-Times, Rose Garden Resident, Saratoga News, Sunnyvale Sun, and Willow Glen Resident.

As of now, I don’t have a solid list of assignments, but I’ve been told I’ll be working on the general fare– portraits, sports, news, weather-related features, spot news as needed. The usual, save for one thing. Long form stories. The Los Gatos and Saratoga branch handle much of the long term projects for SVCN and somehow I was lucky enough to land in the heart of it.

Recently SVCN was bought by Knight Ridder. Clearly the SVCN papers are viewed as a compliment to the Knight Ridder owned San Jose Mercury News. The Merc has already discontinued publication of their own local news supplement. It remains to be seen how it plays out.

It’s the next step in my photo-journalism pursuits. I’ll be sure to share my thoughts.

Stay tuned.