The “professional” bio
David Cohn has written for Wired, Seed, Columbia Journalism Review and The New York Times among other publications.
While working toward his master’s degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Cohn worked with Jay Rosen as editor of the groundbreaking Newassignment.net in 2006, which focused on citizen journalism and ways news organizations could explore the social web. Cohn also worked with Jeff Jarvis from Buzzmachine.com to organize the first Networked Journalism Summits, which brought together the best practices of collaborative journalism three years in a row (2007-2009).
Most recently he is the founding editor of Circa, a startup redefining how news is consumed on the mobile phone.
He was the founder and director of Spot.Us, a nonprofit that helped pioneer “community funded reporting.” In academics he has been a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s journalism school and was a fellow at the University of Missouri’s Journalism school at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.
He has been a contributing editor at NewsTrust.net, a founding editor of Broowaha and an advisor to many new media projects from OffTheBus.net and Beatblogging.org to The Public Press. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to new media and beyond.
The “keeping it real” bio.
David Cohn is an obvious ego-maniac. How else can you explain all the pictures of himself and writing this “about” section in third person?
His first big break in journalism was writing for Wired. By following technology, specifically the build up of Web 2.0 after the first bust, David realized many of the trends he was following can and should be applied to journalism.
As a result David has worked with pioneering journalism bloggers like Jay Rosen and Jeff Jarvis. He helped Jeff Howe on his book “Crowdsourcing” and he continues to rely on his otherwise useless knowledge of the Web to help develop the emerging practice of participatory journalism through all kinds of jobs (see professional bio) or just writing his personal thoughts in this blog. He tries to be as open and accessible as possible. One shouldn’t hesitate to contact David. We have been told his email is Dcohn1 at gmail dot com.
He likes to rock but hates getting into online arguments. David loves you.
David hopes you enjoyed this unprofessional intro which was painstaking to write.