Tuesday, April 18, 2000

Minds of a feather flock together

Later that day…. Our West Coast new media minders, New Media magazine, hosted a soiree at the posh 704bway. I met almost the entire troupe: Richard Landry, who has the humorously-yet-apropos title of Freak-Out control officer -- aka President; Jane Irene Kelly Senior Editor, Business; Ingrid Bush, Managing Editor; and Stephanie Wiegold, VP, Marketing & Events. Jeremy Caplan, associate editor of Yahoo! Internet Life and I spoke of some of the recent changes at this burgeoning and long-running Ziff-Davis book. I've been working with YIL for a while as a contributing editor and spokesperson for shows like CNN and Regis & Kathie Lee. This month marks the beginning of my involvement as a community manager on their website. Check out the results of their recent Most Wired Colleges study, which grew in controversy as many top schools refused to participate.

I also met long-time reader Peter Clough, VP of bizdev for onProjet.com. We laughed about some of the journal entries I'd posted during the Alley to Valley Rally (Summer '97) (http://www.avr.org/teams/teamnow/). I bid adieu to Paul Kontonis, gathered my coat and headed down to TriBeCa.