Reinventing the Newsroom

About Me

I am a freelance writer, editor and consultant based in Brooklyn, N.Y. I can help you as a writer or editor, coach writers, or assist your organization in thinking about ways to reinvent itself for a world in which consumers increasingly find news and information through the Web and social media.

From 1995 until 2008 I worked at The Wall Street Journal Online as a reporter, columnist, section and special-reports editor, blogs guru and general projects guy. I was frequently the editorial person in the room when WSJ.com tackled workflow issues, new designs, new business ideas and changes to its editing-and-publishing software. (Like a lot of things in life, I fell into this role more than I chose it.) Before WSJ.com, I cut my journalism teeth as an intern at the Fresno Bee and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. My love of journalism goes back to nights of paste-up and X-Actos at my weekly high-school newspaper.

After the Journal, I spent more than a year as the Web evangelist for EidosMedia, a supplier of cross-media editorial platforms for news organizations. My specialty at EidosMedia was talking with news organizations’ editors about workflow and ways to adapt their publications to the changing digital world. I also worked with Eidos’s developers on R&D for new product features, taking a particular interest in support for social media.

I started consulting for Journalism Online in May 2010.

In my free time I co-write the Mets blog Faith and Fear in Flushing and write Star Wars stuff. You can find out more about me at www.jasonfry.net. Or contact me at jason.fry@gmail.com, friend me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter at jasoncfry.

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