Entrepreneurial journalist finding meaning in the noise
I’m an intra-/entre- preneur who has bridged the worlds of journalism and technology. I believe we are just at the start of the digital revolution and have only begun building the foundations of a more connected world, and the products that will fuel the future of journalism. We have much more work to do.
I am CEO of Lede, a platform for emerging news publishers to launch subscription and membership sites. I also co-founded Hacks/Hackers, a global grassroots movement of tens of thousands of journalists and technologists building the future of journalism.
Earlier, I co-founded Storify, an award-winning social media storytelling tool used by media companies, brands, non-profit organizations and political groups around the world, leading the company through venture funding and eventual acquisition. I also was part of the founding team at the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, funding projects to build the future of sustainable local news and information. I also worked as a product director at Condé Nast, the publishing conglomerate that owns The New Yorker, Vogue, Wired, Vanity Fair and other magazines.
I started in journalism at The Associated Press, working mostly as a foreign correspondent in various postings across Europe, the former Soviet Union, Middle East and Asia. I'm also a former JSK Fellow at Stanford University.
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