Half-assing it no longer: Portland Business Journal focuses reporter Malia Spencer on Portland startups

It’s no secret, we’ve had some half-assed coverage of Portland startups for a long, long time. I do a crappy job. Mike Rogoway at The Oregonian has to cover everything from gigantic corporations to the smallest startups. As do any number of other journalists at other outlets around town who have a ton on their plates. Big tech blogs only check in from time to time. But that all changes now. Meet Malia Spencer.

A little about me. I got to Portland two weeks ago after a cross country trek from Pittsburgh, the city I have called home for the last four years.

While in the Steel City I covered technology, manufacturing and most recently energy for our sister paper the Pittsburgh Business Times. I was brought to Portland to cover the startup scene here as well as banking and finance. I’m originally from the California Bay Area, so I am glad to be back on the Western side of the country—though my time out East was great.

Now. Finally. There is someone focused on the Portland startup scene. This is really, really good news. And it’s already having an impact.

Malia has hit the ground running at the Portland Business Journal, cranking out a ton of content covering everyone from VCs like Gerry Langeler and Diane Fraiman to Urban Airship to Little Bird to the Nike+ Accelerator startup crib, among others.

She’s looking to meet as many startups in town as possible. So please reach out to her at mspencer@bizjournals.com, 503-219-3417, or @PDXBizMalia.

And don’t forget that the PBJ network extends nationwide.

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