Former corporate lackey, now free to fully express myself. Buckle your seat belts, it's about to get bumpy. Also: I write for $$ - hire me!
Dan Tynan has been writing about technology since Steve Ballmer had hair. He has published literally thousands of stories, most of which neither he nor anyone else can remember. Thank God for Google.
Most recently, Tynan was Editor in Chief of Yahoo Tech, David Pogue's technology news site. Prior to that Tynan was a contributing editor for Family Circle magazine, where he wrote about the intersection of parenting and ...
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Single Topic Series, Best Single Issue
OK, I didn't win. But I was a finalist twice -- once for a series on Internet Privacy that ran in PC World in 1998 (I was special issue editor), one for the September 2002 issue of Popular Science (I wrote one of the features for that one, which was nominated for best single issue).
Does that count?
The good news: I got to sit right behind Martha Stewart at the 1999 awards ceremony. You wouldn't know it to look at her on TV, but she has a caboose the size of Montana.
What was your first job as a journalist?
You mean one that paid in actual currency, not just coffee and snacks? That would be copyeditor at Infoworld, back in the previous century.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
Yes, I am that friggin' old. Hell, I used a *manual* typewriter. Smith Corona. I still remember how Wite-Out smells (and get a little woozy).
How is social media changing news?
It's much faster & far less accurate. Also much more temporary. News cycles approaching near zero. And if it can't fit inside a tweet, well..