TechCrunch (http://www.techcrunch.com/), founded on June 11, 2005, is a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. In addition to covering new companies, we profile existing companies that are making an impact (commercial and/or cultural) on the new web space. TechCrunch is co-edited by Michael Arrington and Erick Schonfeld.
I am part of the DailyFinance team (www.dailyfinance.com), writing about the media industry, a beat I've covered for most of the past decade as a reporter and blogger.
I spent most of the past two years writing the Mixed Media blog on Portfolio.com, the website of Condé Nast Portfolio magazine, which shut down in April. Before Portfolio, I covered media, entertainment and politics for the pop culture magazine Radar (another victim, sadly, of the great magazine recession). And before that I reported on media and advertising for the trade newspaper WWD, where I wrote a daily column, "Memo Pad."
Visit Jeff Bercovici's column at DailyFinance at www.dailyfinance.com/bloggers/jeff-bercovici
Ken Doctor is an analyst with a ringside seat at the greatest story ever told about the global media industry. Fully employing more than 35 years of experience across a wide range of media, he’s become a go-to speaker, press source and consultant for legacy and emerging press around the world, talking about emerging Newsonomics.
He writes regularly on the business of media change for Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab and for Capital New York. He also contributes to CNN Money and Politico. He is at work on his second book, following “Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get,” which has been translated into Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Russian. All of his work can be found at his own Newsonomics.com website.
In the past couple of years, he’s spoken to groups and worked with companies on four continents, from Berlin to Sydney, Moscow to Sao Paulo and Orlando to New York.
Ken’s keynotes and engagements level with his audiences – and find the ways forward with company and industry strategy. The audiences – whether conferences, trade groups or staff groups, large or small – say they are both challenged and energized.
The Newsonomics “practical forecasting” discipline is about fact and metrics, not journalistic religion nor habit, and derives from a trusted access across the legacy and digital news marketplace.
A veteran of the digital media industry, he combines deep experience as an executive in strategy, revenue models and journalism. His experience includes 21 years with Knight Ridder, as well as time spent in the worlds of licensing, corporate development, business development and syndication.
Mark's mutual fund is launching December 15, 2011.
He is a self taught private investor who operates the website Fund My Mutual Fund (http://fundmymutualfund.com); a daily mix of market, economic, and stock specific commentary. Fascinated by the market since an early age, he discovered mutual funds as a teenager in the 80s and moved to equities by the mid 90s. The origin of the website is/was to leverage the power of the internet in developing a transparent track record to attract investors for his potential "long/short" mutual fund.
His equity focus is identifying secular growth trends and the companies most likely to benefit from these macro trends. Stocks are identified through fundamental analysis, although basic technical analysis is used in determining entry and exit points. You can receive Trader Mark's latest posts daily by subscribing free via RSS reader (http://feeds.feedburner.com/FundMyMutualFund) or subscribing free via email (http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=1109639).
With a degree in economics from the University of Michigan, a broader understanding of the economy as a whole, along with interpreting investor psychology, is also a major interest for Mark. To follow on Twitter, username: fundmyfund
Jeff Jarvis blogs about media and news at Buzzmachine.com (http://Buzzmachine.com). He is associate professor and director of the interactive journalism program at the City University of New York’s new Graduate School of Journalism (http://journalism.cuny.edu/). He is consulting editor of Daylife, a news startup. He writes a new media column for The Guardian. He consults for media companies. Until 2005, he was president and creative director of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications. Prior to that, Jarvis was creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly; Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News; TV critic for TV Guide and People; a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner; assistant city editor and reporter for the Chicago Tribune; reporter for Chicago Today. He says he is at work on a book.
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is Founder and CEO of WatchMojo.com, one of the leading video content creators, covering the people, places and trends that you care about across the automotive, comedy, fashion, film, health, lifestyle, music, sports, travel and video game categories.
The company's library of 7,000 high-quality, professional, premium videos has served 750M streams since 2006, currently generating over 25M streams each month and reaching 40M consumers each month in the digital out of home signage market.
Having funded the company himself, the company has bootstrapped its way to become one of the few new media content companies that commands guaranteed, recurring, licensing revenues from other media companies. WatchMojo was profitable in 2011.
Previously, Ashkan worked in the search market in 2000 and then served as AskMen's VP of ad sales from 2000 to 2005, until the acquisition by IGN Entertainment/Fox Interactive Media.
A finance graduate from one of the top colleges in the nation.
He is the author of Course to Success: Everything You Need to Succeed Beyond School and The Confessions of Alexander the Great: 33 Lessons in Greatness. His articles have been published on MSN, AOL and Yahoo! and has been quoted in, or linked from Forbes, Barron's, Yahoo! Finance, Business Week, CNET, MSN Money, the Wall Street Journal's All Things D., LA Times, Boston.com, PBS, TheStreet.com, Marketwatch, Tech Crunch, Giga Om, Paid Content, the BBC and numerous other publications and programs.
Ashkan authors the http://www.HipMojo.com blog which sites at the convergence of technology, media and investing and publishes a weekly column on TechCrunch and MediaPost.