Haas, who spent more than 20 years with the Rockford Register Star, was recruited to help launch the Current and has been with the news publication since the end of August.
The Rock River Current is a multifaceted news publication with written stories, photos, video news and audio at rockrivercurrent.com. It focuses on delivering all the community news that isn’t centered around the daily shootings, car crashes or other violence.
“You will find stories that are enjoyable to read on our website, and not just depressing to read,” Haas said.
“We can only be so many places,” Haas said. “We really rely on the community to tell us things that we may not be aware of.”
He told Summers the Rock River Current is growing and looking to hire an entry-level reporter.
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