About Me

  • I've spent more than 25 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 and startups. You can read more about me here.

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May 11, 2010



Thanks for the recommendation! Got it on my to-read list.

young Owen

I read the review in the paper, obviously, but now you have motivated me to put it in my Amazon shopping cart. Thanks. O

Bill Mitchell

Reading The Imperfectionists now on my Kindle. You're right about the almost searing accuracy of his portrayal of newsroom types, Mark. Will be interesting to see what sort of fiction emerges from the emerging new worlds of news...

OC Travel

Sounds great. But I think I'll go to my struggling independent bookstore to buy it. Maybe that way there will be a few more years before the last great book on bookstore owners.


"Deadline Man" by Jon Talton is a must read

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