Mark Potts (Vice President of Content)
Mark Potts, vice president of content at The World Company and Lawrence Journal-World, is a leader in the development of innovative strategies and products in online and print media. He created one of the first electronic news prototypes in the early 1990s, and then co-founded The Washington Post Co.’s digital division. As co-founder of Backfence.com and GrowthSpur, was a pioneer in the field of hyperlocal news and information. His blog, www.recoveringjournalist.com, is one of the leading sources of analysis of the intersection between technology and media. Mark was acting VP and editor of Philly.com, the web site for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, where he oversaw a major redesign and relaunch of the site. He also served as Chief Product Officer for Cahners Business Information (now Reed Business Information), the nation’s largest trade publisher, where he managed Cahners Digital and oversaw the development of 120 trade magazine Web sites, include Variety.com and PublishersWeekly.com. He was a member of the founding team of the @Home Network, where he led the creation of the first consumer broadband programming service. As a consultant, Mark has developed strategies and products for The Washington Post Co., Philly.com, the Los Angeles Times, Variety.com, Cox Communications, HealthCentral Network, Allvoices.com, the Connecticut Mirror, Classified Ventures, Tribe Networks and others. Formerly a reporter and editor at The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Examiner and the Associated Press, he is the co-author of two business books, The Leading Edge and Dirty Money. He serves on the advisory boards of Internet startups PaperG and MixedInk, and has been an adjunct professor teaching Media Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland.
- Josh Ritter shares his romantic pain on latest album
- April 18, 2013
- If you’ve ever been through a rough romantic breakup — and who hasn’t? — Josh Ritter feels your pain. Ritter, who will play Liberty Hall on Sunday night, is quick to say, “I didn’t want it to be a breakup record.” By Mark Potts