“I’m excited at the opportunity to contribute to Corvallis’ news base,” he said. “I want the Advocate to be accessible to all members of our community—every city needs a paper like this. There’s no other publication here that I feel truly embodies the diversity of Corvallisites.”
The publication’s current editor, Genevieve Weber, will be moving on to focus more fully on her scientific career, and to pursue various teaching and scientific writing/editing opportunities.
“I feel very proud of how far this publication has come in the last year,” said Weber, “and I’m touched by the amount of support our community has shown us. We are fortunate to have on our staff a collection of supremely talented local writers, and I’m confident that Johnny will take the Advocate to the next level. Johnny’s firm dedication to producing a high-quality publication is obvious.”
Advocate publisher, Steven Schultz commented, “The transition between these two editors has been uplifting; both are deeply talented and uniquely dedicated, Genevieve has done nothing short of the impossible with the foundation of this paper and Johnny has a sense of story inexorably coursing through his veins; they are both an honor to work with.”