Recent Profiles

Profile: Pat Thibodeau, TechTarget

Where were you in 1981? Perhaps you were just a twinkle back then. Pat Thibodeau was a newspaper reporter in New Britain, Conn. Fifteen years later he moved to Computerworld, where he worked for more than 20 years. Now he reports for TechTarget’s HR and ERP verticals, and he believes he’s in the right place.

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Dion Hinchcliffe: Constellation Research, ZDNet

Does Dion Hinchcliffe still write for ZDNet? Well sure… just not as much as he used to. Being a Dad to three-year-old twins has slowed him just a bit. “As they get older I can find more time to write,” the proud Papa told us last week. One can find Dion’s core work at Constellation Research, where he serves as VP and principal analyst.

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Profile: The FT's 'How to Lead'

Perhaps you’ve seen How to Lead, the new weekly business leadership column from the Financial Times. It’s a showcase for executives with something compelling to say. Work & Careers editor Helen Barrett, who oversees the franchise, welcomes PR input but there are guidelines and we’ll get to them in a moment.

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Profile: Douglas MacMillan, WSJ

Said tech reporter Douglas MacMillan: “I’ve been following a lot of ideas in social media, and looking at how social media is shaping business and shaping society as well.” The year was 2009. Doug was a 25-year-old up-and-comer at McGraw-Hill’s BusinessWeek, covering tech primarily for the BW web site.

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Profile: Sean Captain, freelancer, Fast Company

Wouldn’t it be great if all tech journalists were like Sean Captain? He writes about AI, big data and telecom, yet is open to even broader territory — “people and their ideas.” Though a freelancer, he writes principally for Fast Company, squarely in Tier 1.

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Profile: Fredric Paul, New Relic

The company’s stock has risen 75 percent this year. Jim Cramer interviewed its CEO last month. Things are going quite well at New Relic. It must be the content marketing, don’t you think? Let’s put it this way: it should surprise no one that a successful cloud-based software company invests vigorously in content and hires tech edit pros who have been there.

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Profile: Alex Kantrowitz, BuzzFeed News

Here's another profile of an unpitchable editor. Stop the madness! Right? Well, we learned quite a bit in our conversation with BuzzFeed senior technology reporter Alex Kantrowitz. He’s an inspirational 30-year-old who more than holds his own in one of tech media’s most powerful investigative shops.

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Profile: Jim Kerstetter, NY Times

The New York Times has been around since 1851. According to SimilarWeb, the NYT gets 400 million unique visits each month from more than 250 countries. Naturally, PR pros want to plug into this prestige and power — which is why many NYT editors often suspect your motives when you approach them.

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Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.
Fri, 2014-10-24 10:04

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Tue, 2014-10-21 11:05

Though he is damn near synonymous with data journalism, Nate Silver is still having a hard time launching FiveThirtyEight at ESPN.... Read more

Thu, 2014-10-09 09:14

... and the headline ended with ...That May Surprise You. A great click-bait technique. Well, the things didn't surprise us and they won't surprise... Read more

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