One of the media/tech gurus I look up to, Jeff Jarvis, has quit his big-media job at Advance.net to strike out on his own as Buzzmachine, LLC. Among other things, Jeff will consult for The NY Times Company and is working on a “stealth-mode” citizen’s media startup.
I first became a fan of Jeff’s when I was a geeky magazine-loving teenager holding my first copy of Entertainment Weekly back in 1993. I also read Jeff at TV Guide, and his Buzzmachine was one of my earliest and most influential blog reads. Though I haven’t always agreed with him, it’s incredibly cool to be able to follow a media mentor from magazines to the web over the course of more than eleven (!) years. Much has changed during that time, and here’s to Jeff’s continued success down the line.