Baltimore Fishbowl will showcase a redesign sometime around mid-day, October 20, 2022.

Our new design comes from the publishing platform Newspack, a WordPress and Google collaboration created mainly for small and medium-sized news organizations. Small news websites like ours typically do not have the resources to address the technological requirements for optimal internet performance. Newspack caters to the needs of local publishers like Baltimore Fishbowl, providing user-friendly design and technical help, and embracing best practices.

Expect our new look to include more sections on the home page, a faster load time, a better user experience, and more.

Since Newspack’s launch in 2019, over 180 local news websites have adopted its tools. Our friends at The Baltimore Beat use it. Newspack’s executive team comes from The Washington Post and The New York Times, among others, and Google, The Lenfest Institute, The Knight Foundation, and Civil Media have funded its development.

As always, we want to hear from you. Let us know what you think of the new design by emailing me, Suzy Dunn, founding editor, publisher, and owner, at, our managing editor Marcus Dieterle at, or executive editor David Nitkin at

You can also let us know your thoughts in-person at our Reader Appreciation Event on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at the SNF Parkway Theatre. Save the date! More details to follow. Thank you for reading Baltimore Fishbowl.

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Susan Dunn

Susan Gerardo Dunn is the founding editor and publisher of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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