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Usually when this newsletter hits inboxes on Sundays at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, I’m just waking up, fleetingly anxious that I did something silly like include a typo in the subject line. And I do, most weeks, think about the many thousands of you and where you might be.

Some people are at church or other worship, gathering to sing, shake hands and move together. A good amount of you are likely at work, behind cashiers or delivering packages, phones buzzing in your back pockets. Some of you are listening to this through a screen reader. Maybe you had too big of a Saturday night and will wake up with a headache. Drink some water.

I know it’s a little goofy to romanticize an email like this, but I like to remind myself how transformative technology can be and how different things were just a short time ago. Ways of sharing information evolve quickly on the internet, but those of you who have read this newsletter for a while know that it has stayed pretty consistent in the past few years.

Lately, I’ve been thinking of taking our relationship to the next level. I think there is an opportunity to turn the Crosscut Weekly into something a bit different, and the wonderful people I work with here in the newsroom do, too. But before I jump into a full-scale rom-com makeover montage, I want to know what you think is valuable about this newsletter – what’s working for you and what you’re looking for every Sunday. You can help me out with that by filling out this quick form.

And while I’m here, I can’t help but remind you that we have some other great newsletters on our slate, ripe for the subscribin’:

  • The Crosscut Daily newsletter includes each of our published stories, every morning.
  •  Helmed by editor Brangien Davis, our ArtSEA newsletter covers local arts and culture happenings. This past week’s column spotlighted birds about town.
  • Also from our arts desk, the Black Arts Legacies newsletter celebrates and honors the story and contributions of a Black artist in the PNW each week. Our inaugural season wraps up next month, but you’re going to want to sign up to catch Season 2 next summer. 
  • Crosscut's Election newsletter includes everything you need to know about the races, candidates and issues on the ballot this fall. If you’re lucky, news editor Donna Blankinship might even choose you as the voter of the week.
  • Lastly, exclusive to the wonderful folks who support our newsroom through monthly donations, the weekly Mossback Den dives into the region’s history with none other than Knute “Mossback” Berger himself.

We’re hoping to launch more newsletters in the coming months, too. With all of them, don’t forget that a newsletter is just an email – and email goes both ways. I want to hear from you about what you think of the Weekly, what you think of our coverage and what you think of my grammar. And please do fill out that feedback form.

See you around, same time next week?

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Martina Pansze

Martina Pansze

Martina is the former newsroom newsletter editor, where she aims to expand audiences and make it easier for everyone to participate in journalism. Before joining, Martina studied Film & Media at Whitman College and worked with tech companies in Missoula, Montana. Give her a shout at