Announcing the jtr bulletin

jtr bulletinThe resolve of the editors of this site not to have a successor to the 15-year-old publication called the jonestown report – or, as it was known to anyone who had experience with it, jtr – lasted the better part of eight months. It’s hard to say what the tipping point was – the fifth unsolicited article about Peoples Temple which really deserved publication in a place on the site where it would be seen? hearing of a new documentary or a new book or a new art project interpreting the Jonestown tragedy in an interesting way? the deaths of several survivors and relatives? news developments on a story from an event from 36 years ago? – and maybe it was just a combination of all of the above.

Whatever it was, the publication is back, albeit in a shorter, hopefully more accessible form. Even the new name – the jtr bulletin – reflects that goal.

With that said, our invitation which we once considered a standing one, we should reframe as permanent: anyone who would like to contribute a story to this publication, whether it is a research paper, an opinion piece, a description or review of an art work, a personal reflection, or a remembrance of someone who died in Jonestown – especially the remembrances – is welcome to contact either of the two editors.

The editors of the jtr bulletin remain Fielding M. McGehee III and Rikke Wettendorff.

Originally posted on October 13th, 2014.

Last modified on January 6th, 2017.
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