Blogdowntown.com Creator Leaving KPCC

It wasn’t too long ago that Eric Richardson, the author of community news website blogdowntown.com, was firming up a web development partnership with KPCC.org. But that collaboration has turned out to be fairly short-lived.

In an email note circulated to station staff yesterday, KPCC’s director of digital media Alex Schaffert informed that Richardson has accepted a new position in Atlanta, where he will also be closer to family. Per Schaffert:

Eric joined us as a web developer one year ago, and in that short period of time he has had a transformational effect on our digital presence and editorial technology… Many of the CMS tools we use daily bear Eric’s mark of excellence, and he deserves much of the credit for our beta website redesign… His deep technical experience and editorial vision will be greatly missed.

Richardson’s last day at KPCC will be May 4, with the station retaining ownership of blogdowntown.com.