A quick post about the Post – the South China Morning Post, where I’ve been privileged to be editor-in-chief for the last 20 months or so. I’d decided to move on, and my last day will be at the end of this month.
It’s been a good run, even in this short time – there are a lot of good people here, and we’ve done some great stories, not least uncovering the details of cushy land leases governing Hong Kong’s exclusive clubs, breaking the story of Li Peng’s diary, being ahead on the Stanley Ho saga, devoting space and time to China’s historic deployment of warships to the Horn of Africa, digging deep into the environmental issues in Hong Kong, exposing the territory’s role in the global network helping Iran evade UN sanctions, and much, much more. Oh, and of course, CitizenMap, our crowd-sourced resource on environmental damage in Hong Kong. And WhoRunsHK, the project I’m proudest of.
None of this is actually my work, of course – all credit goes to the reporters and editors that put the paper out every day, and who dived into making these news apps succeed.
Still, all things come to an end, and this one will, specifically on March 31.
I’ll post when my post-Post life is clearer. Or more postable, at least.