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Larry Magid, CBS Radio

Larry Magid, broadcast journalist
CBS, freelance
January 2008
 
Wide and varied distribution Larry's words are available to 400 affiliates and 28 million listeners from CBS – though it’s “not the clipping power of the New York Times,” he says. The CBS Radio components are... Briefs - short clips -- 10 or 20 seconds -- for the CBS hourly news at the top of every hour and/or in the newscast. These are offered to affiliates.
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Jon Swartz, USA Today

Jon Swartz, reporter
USAToday
January 2008
 
SF Tech Staff & beat changes
“We’re reconstituting tech coverage.” Nancy Blair Tech Editor Jon Swartz: His beat is moving more toward social networking. He'll be picking up Yahoo and eBay, Oracle, Symantec, McAfee and “pitching in more on Google”
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Kerry Dolan, Forbes

Kerry Dolan, senior editor
Forbes Magazine
January 2008
 
“First, I have to make sure the competition hasn’t written about the topic in last year. (Competition is defined as BW and Fortune, NY Times and WSJ.) Blogs haven’t entered into the realm of what our editors consider competition... The people reading Forbes, some of them may be reading Seeking Alpha, (but) our take will be different.”
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Cameron Sturdevant, eWeek

Cameron Sturdevant, technical director
eWeek Labs
December 2007
 
Highlight:
“I think it’s important to say that what consumers provide to enterprise is a piece of information to transact businesses, not to be taken to an extreme and used all over the place.” He’ll also be looking at “lots of examples of irresponsibility about data; the cash register at the local store has more security” than many corporations who house “huge amounts of personal data.” Security book reviews are also on the drawing board.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick, ReadWriteWeb

Marshall Kirkpatrick, blogger,
October 2007
 
Read/WriteWeb has been around for three or four years, founded by Richard MacManus. Now it’s in the top #20 most linked to blogs on the net (Technorati) with 130,000 subscribers via RSS and email. Says Marshall: Read/WriteWeb also “has a reputation as one of the most thoughtful and in-depth of the leading 2.0 technology review blogs.” The full staff is 12 to 14 contributors from all over the world, with a handful of in Silicon Valley, and Marshall and Josh Catone at the lead.
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Dan Lyons, Forbes

Dan Lyons, senior editor
Forbes Magazine
September 2007
 
 

 

Blogs:
Dan Lyons is a senior editor at Forbes magazine, covering enterprise computing and consumer electronics. He is also the author, last fall, of the much-maligned Forbes cover article, "Attack of the Blogs." Now he's blogging. Funny old world, isn't it? Lyons joined Forbes in 1998. Before that he freelanced for various computer trade journals as well as the New York Times magazine, GQ, Boston Globe and Detroit Free Press. Lyons is the author of two works of fiction, "The Last Good Man" and "Dog Days." For a time he taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Toledo.
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Dylan Tweney, Wired News

Dylan Tweney, Sr. Editor, Business
Wired News
September 2007
 
Bio: DYLAN TWENEY, Senior Editor, Wired News
Dylan Tweney is responsible for the site's business, gadgets and hardware coverage. Previously, he was founding editorial director of PCMagCast.com, executive editor at
Mobile PCmagazine and a columnist at Business 2.0. Tweney was also an editor at InfoWorldand PC/Computing. His work has won two Maggie awards from the Western Magazine Publishers' Association, an Editorial Excellence Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, and a Fame award from Foliomagazine. In addition to editing for Wired News, Dylan also runs tinywords, the world's smallest magazine, which has published one original haiku every weekday since 2000.
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Stefanie Olsen, News.com

Stefanie Olsen, senior writer
CNET News.com
August 2007

The Beat

Science and cutting-edge technology have replace e-commerce and reporting on the media. Add to that kids and technology. Focus: how kids are using tech and how intelligence is evolving in the Internet age. In the past, coverage in this area has focused primarily on "filtering and how parents can help protect kids" but in the last couple of years Stefanie has seen an explosion of virtual worlds and networks aimed at younger kids.

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