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Jeff Jarvis

Journalist & Media Expert
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Biography

Named one of the 100 most influential and respected media figures in the world by the World Economic Forum, Jeff Jarvis writes about media, technology, and business on his blog, Buzzmachine.com, and works as a columnist for The Guardian in London. From newspapers to magazines to blogs, he has established himself as a respected authority on a wide range of topics. He is the author of What Would Google Do? (2009) and Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live (2011).

Jarvis originally worked for The Chicago Tribune as a reporter and assistant city editor. He then went on to create the popular media magazine Entertainment Weekly, which now has a circulation of 1,725,000 copies per week. He has also worked in entertainment news as a critic for TV Guide and People.

Jarvis was president and creative director of Advance.net (the online arm of Advance Publications, owner of Condé Nast), as well as the Sunday editor and associate publisher of The New York Daily News. His publishing and editorial expertise has led him to consult and has speak for a number of media companies—including The Guardian, News Corp., USA Today, VH1, The New York Times, Advance Publications, and Hearst—and such major brands as GM, Nike, Avaya, Chrysler, Estée Lauder, Starcom, and Edelman.

His writing has appeared in numerous publications including BusinessWeek, The Guardian, Advertising Age, The Nation, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The New York Post. He has appeared on a variety of television and radio programs, ranging from Fox News to the BBC to Oprah to NPR. Jarvis regularly contributes to Sky News, and previously was a regular blogger on MSNBC.

A frequent lecturer, Jarvis has spoken at a number of industry events including the National Association of Broadcasters, the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the Online News Association, and the Public Radio News Directors Association. He is associate professor and director of the interactive journalism program at the City University of New York's new Graduate School of Journalism.

Topics

Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work & Live

It’s a new age. Every day, millions of people share billions of personal thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. But with every new technology, people find more reason to worry about privacy. In this optimistic talk, Jeff Jarvis examines the tension between privacy and publicness that is transforming how we form communities, create identities, do business, and live our lives.

Buzzmachine: Media, Technology & Business Intersect

What Would Google Do?

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