A fond farewell, and SBO's next chapter
By Mason Walker, Associate Editor
Mason Walker is founding associate editor of Sustainable Business Oregon.
Today marks our founding editor's final day at the helm of Sustainable Business Oregon.
Christina Williams joined the Portland Business Journal newsroom three years ago to create this publication you're reading. What started as a humble experiment in new media has turned into a lively hub for discussion about Oregon's challenges, opportunities and successes in pursuit of a sustainable economy.
Since I'm the numbers guy at SBO, I'll try to summarize some of Sustainable Business Oregon's reach under Christina's leadership since our launch in January 2010:
- 2.8 million website page views
- 1 million unique website visitors
- More than 4,500 published articles
- 2,600 SBO event attendees
- A social media community of 5,000 Twitter followers and 3,000 Facebook fans
- 350 contributed guest columns on the Voices blog
- 1,500 positions listed on the Green Jobs board
- 1,000 events listed on the community calendar
Of course many of Christina's contributions can't be tracked with numbers. Her focus, hustle and dedication to (an oftentimes tiring) journalistic ethic has driven SBO to, I say risking hubris, media relevance.
While I'll miss learning from Christina, I look forward to SBO's next chapter under the leadership of veteran journalist Andy Giegerich, who slides behind the editor's desk beginning Monday, Feb. 25.
A fond farewell, Christina, and good luck with your own next chapter.
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