Dylan Byers


But Where Are the Nerds?

I learned two things at Social Media Week’s opening night party on Monday. The first is that The Macallan 10-year is an excellent scotch, with notes of sherry. Indeed, Ben […]

The Rachel Sterne Papers

On November 6, 2009, Rachel Sterne gave a presentation at the TEDxEast conference in New York, an offshoot of the annual TED conference, which invites leading thinkers to share “world-changing” ideas with the public.

Elizabeth Spiers and N.Y. Observer: Married in Hell?

The surprise appointment of former Gawker editor Elizabeth Spiers to lead the New York Observer may be more a marriage of necessity than a calculated part of the paper’s new […]

Early Reactions to the AOL/HuffPo Deal Generally Favorable

Given the size of the $315 million deal that AOL made to purchase The Huffington Post and the impact the sale is likely to have on the future of the […]

AOL’s Armstrong: HuffPo Deal ‘Feels More Like a Merger’

Everything in the media world on Monday seemed to revolve around AOL’s decision to purchase The Huffington Post for $315 million. Even Social Media Week, which kicked off on Monday, […]

The Rachel Sterne Papers

On November 6, 2009, Rachel Sterne gave a presentation at the TEDxEast conference in New York, an offshoot of the annual TED conference, which invites leading thinkers to share “world-changing” […]

Who and What Is Rachel Sterne?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new chief digital officer, Rachel Sterne, an appointment announced yesterday, is a bit of a darling in New York’s digital scene. Just 27, she is the founder and CEO of both a citizen journalism site, GroundReport, and a digital media consultancy, Upward Strategy.

Why Apple Keeps Covering Up Jobs’ Illness

There’s a lot riding on Steve Jobs’ pancreas. After Apple’s CEO announced on Monday that he would be taking a medical leave of absence—his third—skittish investors sent the company’s stock […]