I am a media industry refugee. My education and early professional experiences all centered around the traditional "Media-Industrial Complex." I have a graduate degree from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and have worked for a number of large newspaper publishing companies.
In 2003, I gave up the media career in favor of market research. There were a number of reasons that I left the newspaper business, but one of the main ones is that I just didn't see any long-term future in it. I still follow industry trends, and being an analyst both by trade and by nature, I like to write about why the trends are what they are and what we might expect in the future.
That's what this journal is all about. It is a look at the decline and transformation of the traditional media empire that so many of us grew up with and always assumed to be virtually unassailable. Along the way, I'll offer opinions, commentary, theories, and smart-alecky comments about events as they unfold.