The first day as a publisher (left) and saying goodbye on the last day as a publisher. The dozen years in between were among the most tumultuous in the business.

Why I stayed in newspapers when I was warned to flee.

What I wrote for the staff at the start of my last stint in a dozen years as a publisher.

When I flew to Phoenix the week I became publisher, the first thing people wanted to ask me about was the future. What were my plans? Where were we headed?

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Mi-Ai Parrish

Mi-Ai Parrish

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Media innovator, teacher, do-gooder, vampire slayer, entrepreneur. Love 1st Am, democracy, truth, kindness, kale salads and coffee. mapstrategiesgroup.com