Mark Armstrong (CP JOUR 1998) is the founder of Longreads, an online magazine for long-form storytelling. The site, now part of Automattic/WordPress.com, was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2018. Mark got his start in journalism as a reporter for the Mustang Daily and intern at the San Luis Obispo Tribune. He went on to report for the Los Angeles Times and Palm Springs Desert Sun before moving to New York City and pursuing digital editorial and content strategy -- first as news director for People Magazine's People.com, and later at startups including the mobile reading app Pocket. He created Longreads in 2009 as a hashtag on Twitter, to help people find and share great magazine stories -- the site now draws over 1.5 million readers a month and funds original in-depth reporting and essays.