Ridgefield Press welcomes new editor

Alyssa Seidman

Alyssa Seidman

Contributed photo / Christina Daly

RIDGEFIELD — Alyssa Seidman has been named the new editor for the Ridgefield Press, bringing several years of community journalism experience with her to the new role.

“I’ve said it multiple times to multiple sources that I feel very lucky to have landed in Ridgefield,” Seidman said. “Since The Press has been around for more than 140 years, I understood very early its significance to the generations of residents who have lived and still live in town.”

Seidman has spent the past few years working as a reporter and editor at Herald Community Newspapers in Garden City, N.Y., taking on several other responsibilities within the company.

“Much like The Press, the publications were community-based weeklies that included coverage on town government, board of education meetings, hard-hitting news and immersive features about local residents,” she said.

She plans to take a similar approach to Ridgefield.

“I am most looking forward to finding the ‘unsung voices’ in town and bringing their stories to light,” Seidman said. “A good journalist is nothing without her sources, and as I continue to find my footing, I’ve deeply appreciated the amount of support I’ve received from the community thus far.”

Seidman is originally from Queens, N.Y. and grew up in Merrick on Long Island’s south shore. She received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Long Island University-Post in May 2017 and served as her school’s co-editor-in-chief.

She can be reached at alyssa.seidman@hearstmediact.com and found on Twitter @aseidmanjourno.