Anne Helen Petersen on Keeping Media All Around—But at Arm’s Length
The culture journalist’s media diet spans the writer Chris La Tray’s newsletter, the HGTV show Maine Cabin Masters, and Lummi Island’s Nextdoor.
By Emily Jiang
January 17, 2023
11 minute read
Anne Helen Petersen resides on Lummi Island, a small land mass in the Puget Sound seven minutes off the coast of Washington by ferry. Just over nine square miles large and home to a mere 900 residents, Lummi is known to be the quietest of the islands in the Sound. Up above, seagulls soar and squawk; down below, ocean waves slosh onto stony shores. Residents spend their time hiking, boating, or strolling along the serene coastline, or catching up on the local goings-on via The Tome, the island’s newsletter, which arrives in their (physical) mailboxes once a month.
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