I'm the VP-Content at The World Company, in Lawrence, KS, where we're inventing the future of local news and information. I've spent 20 years at the intersection of traditional and digital journalism. I've helped to invent ways to read and interact with the news and advertising on computer screens and iPads, and before that, I wrote news stories on typewriters and six-ply paper. I co-founded WashingtonPost.com and hyperlocal pioneers Backfence.com and GrowthSpur; served as editor of Philly.com; taught media entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland; and have done product-development and strategy consulting for all sorts of media and Internet companies. You can read more about me here.
And now for something completely different: I'm a sucker for interesting ways to visualize news and typography. So I'm a sucker for a new site called Doodlebuzz, which lets you pick a topic, draw a little doodle, and then plots headlines about that topic along the lines of the doodle. "Huh." you say? Go try it for yourself. It's fairly useless, but still great, cool fun with technology.