Creating Breakthrough Content – Roads & Kingdoms with Nathan Thornburgh (MDE227)

Minter Dialogue with Nathan Thornburgh Nathan Thornburgh is co-founder and CEO of Roads & Kingdoms, an independent media company, with a refreshingly strong voice, that recently brought in Anthony Bourdain as its first strategic investor. Before R&K, Nathan spent almost a decade working at TIME Magazine as foreign correspondent and editor. In this conversation, we…

Jeffrey Kofman Trint

Turning Audio Into Text – Trint, Award-Winning StartUp with CEO Jeffrey Kofman (MDE200)

Minter Dialogue #200 with Jeffrey Kofman This interview is with Jeffrey Kofman, the Emmy award-winning foreign and war correspondent (for coverage of the Libyan revolution and for coverage of 9/11 WTC attacks), who is now CEO and co-founder of a really fascinating startup TRINT. Trint is a platform for taking speech based media and converting…

digital tortoise

The Digital Tortoise or Hare? Is It Better To Be Fast or Consistent?

To the extent, these days, time is being counted in nano-seconds and everything is happening in real-time, there is an evermore acute merit to being "ahead of the curve." One can safely say that notion of being ahead of the curve has always been true. However, there has been a certain acceleration of time. As a result,…

Interview With Craig Newmark, Web Pioneer, Nerd And Philanthropist (MDE174)

Minter Dialogue Episode #174 This interview is with Craig Newmark, a self-described nerd, Web pioneer and advocate of technology for the public good. Craig is also the founder of Craigslist, the classifieds site that is today 64th on Alexa’s global ranking, 11th in the US. Craig was kind enough to grant me an interview in…

Using Data To Drive The Editorial Calendar At Mashable With Haile Owusu (MDE158)

Minter Dialogue Episode #158 This interview is with Haile Owusu, Chief Data Scientist at Mashable. I met Haile after he gave a keynote at GEN2015 and wanted to dive into how data is being used at Mashable to drive the editorial agenda. In this interview, Haile and I discuss the way that Mashable approaches data,…

Robert Hernandez (USC Annenberg) and the state of journalism (MDE155)

Minter Dialogue Episode #155 This interview is with Robert Hernandez, Associate Professor of Professional Practice at USC Annenberg School for Communication. In this conversation, Robert and I discuss the state of journalism, how students of journalism are getting prepared for the new world of journalism, the relative importance of personal branding and the opportunities that…

Caroline Avakian, founder of SourceRise, connecting journalists and NGOs (MDE152)

Minter Dialogue Episode #152 This interview is with Caroline Avakian, founder and CEO of SourceRise, a news media startup connecting journalists and NGOs. Caroline, an Emmy-nominated TV correspondent, is a social entrepreneur, forging a new path for foreign and crisis news reporting by increasing the media’s access to on-the-ground expert sources in the developing world.…

The future of journalism – interview with Bertrand Pecquerie, CEO of the Global Editors Network

Minter Dialogue Episode #138 This interview is with Bertrand Pecquerie, CEO and founder of the Global Editors Network, a non-profit association that brings together editors-in-chief and senior news executives from all platforms (print, digital, mobile or broadcast) around the common goal of defining the future of journalism. In this discussion, we discuss how media companies…

Interview of Jennifer Preston Social Media Editor at NYT

This interview with Jennifer Preston, Social Media Editor at the New York Times, was conducted by my good friend, Olivier Cimelière, who translated and posted it on his fabulous blog Le Blog du Communicant 2.0.  You can find the French version article here: “Journalistes osez les reseaux sociaux.”  I benefited from the V.O. version and…

WikiLeaks: Wicked or Wonderful leaks?

WikiLeaks is one  of the most riveting initiatives (read: ongoing battles) on the Internet and is putting a new spin on the transparency-anonymity debate.  The Sunshine Press, which runs WikiLeaks, is an non-profit organization funded by human rights campaigners, investigative journalists, technologists and the general public.  The "brown paper envelope of the digital age", WikiLeaks.org could…