A lot has changed since we started Baristanet in 2004. The Marlboro Inn was still standing, the Wellmont was a place you went to see movies, Stephen Colbert was just another correspondent on the Daily Show and 12 Miles West Theater Company was actually located 12 miles west of Manhattan – downstairs from the Clairidge, in downtown Montclair. And some things never change. Yogi is still Yogi , and Ray McCarthy is still mayor of Bloomfield.
Since our first post on May 20, 2004, a lot has changed in the world of journalism as well. We never intended a war on print-based media, nor did we think we’d ever be the subject of so much attention.
We’ve clocked some impressive numbers: six July 4th parades, 9,700 stories, 205,000 comments, 19 million page views. And now our fifth birthday – itself an achievement. Now we’re opening up our birthday card for you to sign.