This blog is a breezy, tongue-in-cheek, colorful chronicle of WBUR’s Web development initiatives. Also, from time to time it will stray into new media issues relevant to the public broadcasting system.
Rife as it is with hyperbole, over-the-top metaphor, and lame humor, The ConverStation is clearly not intended as a clinical, dispassionate, unbiased journalistic product in any way comparable to what WBUR’s crackerjack team of hosts, reporters, and producers generate on a daily basis.
This blog is more about shamelessly promoting WBUR’s new media and other projects and my opinion-mongering on all things digital. And make no bones about it, The ConverStation certainly does not represent the official, chiseled-in-stone opinions and views of WBUR management or Boston University.
That said, your candid views are welcome. Debate is encouraged. Your feedback on various WBUR Web projects will be actively solicited.
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And finally more about me for the mildly curious: I began my new media career as a production assistant for the Christian Science Monitor’s new (at the time) web department. My two years there spanned the launch of the site and on through a few successive redesigns. Following the Monitor, I was exiled to the wilds of western Massachusetts where I worked as the production editor for Masslive.com, the Boston.com of that part of the Bay State. Though my official title at WBUR is “New Production Manager,” I spend an inordinate amount of time dabbling around in the “web 2.0” space.
I currently live in the very fine town of Arlington, MA with my wife Lillian and son Nathaniel. The former doesn’t understand all this 2.0 stuff (nor me for that matter); the latter is obsessed with Legos.
And many, many thanks to Karen Wise, who cleans up all the mess left in my wake. That “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed and that the words I string together actually form coherent sentences are due to her formidable copy editing prowess. Please visit her excellent blog “Verbatim.”