My story is essentially about a journey from being a web developer in the mid 1990’s to becoming a product manager within a large newspaper chain in Canada over the past 25 years. Actually, this July 15, 2020 would have marked my 20th anniversary within the same newspaper company.
Now twenty years later, I have transitioned from web development (yes, I became a “web developer” within the company) to product development to product management. It has been an amazing process being part of the digital evolution the newspaper industry has been going through.
My goal, when I started this blog back in 2011-2013, was to talk about Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the various web-sites I plan to establish , and trends within the newspaper industry. I was looking to document my inner geek. In a vast new world of social media, user generated content, citizen journalism, virtual worlds, multiple channels, and endless audiences, a blog seemed like a logical step.
Pretty bold ambitions, but it started with a single blog posting. Hey everyone, Let’s share!