When I started at Grist more than five years ago, I didn’t envision myself one day leading this venerable organization. But after working hard to elevate Grist’s journalism and helping to build a strong, mission-driven culture, taking the helm as its new CEO feels natural. Simultaneously, it also feels like the opportunity of a lifetime — and one I don’t take lightly. Let me share with you my thoughts on Grist’s potential over the coming years, and why I’ve come to care so deeply about this organization.
My primary focus at Grist over the past several years has been on transitioning our editorial program from its blog roots to an authoritative digital magazine. I think we’ve succeeded based on the in-depth reporting we’ve produced, awards we’ve been nominated for and won, the level of talent we’re now attracting, and the impact we’ve had. That work paralleled an organizational shift. Instead of sounding the alarm bells on climate change, we’re now the only media entity also focused on environmental justice and climate solutions –– and our strategy is resonating.
I believe we’re on a path to becoming the nation’s most influent... Read more