What a busy week it was for news at The Columbian! As in, a lot happened at our business this week.
On Monday, we found out that we had won 12 awards in this year’s Society of Professional Journalists regional contest. I couldn’t be prouder of the great team of journalists we have at The Columbian, working every day to bring you the local news.
On Wednesday, Ben Campbell was officially announced as our new publisher. Ben follows in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, grandfather and father, Scott Campbell, who has been the CEO here since 1987. It’s exciting to see the Campbells’ dream of continuing family ownership come to fruition. They’ve been planning this for decades.
Because Ben is a quiet and unassuming person, I wanted to take this chance to find out more about him and share his answers with you. He is a good sport and agreed to answer my questions:
What’s your earliest memory of The Columbian?
I remember going around to the candy dishes in different departments. My favorite was the jellybean dish in advertising. For some reason, I really liked the black jellybeans even though I hate black licorice to this day.