PASHA has been evolving into a more formal platform for support for the industry this year, and two of the important decisions made were that the organization would have a full-time office, and that the organization would have a President on the payroll.
The decision had been under substantial discussion for some time but I suppose it makes sense for them – with Green & White I know the tax of working on something primarily by volunteering for it. As Green & White has grown, so have peoples’ expectations on the type of content on it, and sometimes that quality and consistency is not possible without a dedicated team of fact-checkers and news-hunters on the payroll.
I suppose the same is true for PASHA, who have felt that a fulltime dedicated president would be able to better serve its growing expectations.
Its good to know that Jehan Ara has agreed to take up that role – she has shown unrelenting passion for improving this industry with the same role in the past, and even outside it this past year. So its good to see this passion find its rightful place.
So, now we have a PASHA President with a blog – if that doesn’t demonstrate the death of old-media what else can?