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Jim Brady
Great Falls, VA
Digital media guy. Former GM of and ex-executive editor of Long Island native, and kind of a Jets fan. Married with 2 beagles.
Interests: Digital media, movies, the New York Jets, the New York Mets, the New York Knicks, Rush, Led Zeppelin.
Recent Activity
I have been in digital since April 1995, when I left the sports department of The Washington Post newspaper to become sports editor of The Washington Post's "new media" company, adorably called Digital Ink. Since, I've spent more than 18 years trying push newsrooms to change: first to acknowledge digital... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2013 at Digital Man
I meant to respond to Brett Sokol's piece in The Awl last week, but needed some time to address the writer's numerous errors and mischaracterizations, not to mention the overall tone, which emphasized turning a phrase over picking up a phone. Let me start by saying this: I don't believe... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at Digital Man
Here's Volume 3 of The Three, highlighting some of the journalism successes at Digital First Media. I didn't get one of these out last week, so expect another edition on Monday. 1) Using social media as a source of missing person information in Connecticut More than 275 people have "liked"... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at Digital Man
Here's this week's version of the The Three, the e-mail we sent internally to try and communicate good ideas, best practices and advice from the newsrooms at MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company. THE THREE Vol. #2, Week of Jan. 23 1) Google+ Hangout with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at Digital Man
As I've made my way to many of the newsrooms in the Digital First Media family, one question I'm consistently asked is: "Can you give some examples of who is doing 'Digital First' right?" Truth is, there isn't one place that's doing it all right -- not at DFM, not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at Digital Man
For some time now, there's been buzz that going "digital first" and producing quality journalism were mutually exclusive goals. I assume part of that is because companies that have gone "digital first" -- and few have done it as all-out as the Journal Register Company -- have been forced to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Digital Man
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE TBD (November 2009-November 2010) General Manager Led the conception, development and launch of TBD, a Washington D.C.-based news organization made up of and TBD TV, a 24/7 local cable TV news station. Managed a 50-person web staff, a 40-person TV staff and an annual budget of approximately... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at Jim Brady
I launched this blog a few days go by talking up some of the TBD folks who are looking for work after the announcement of significant layoffs at the site this week. That post covered TBD's social media and community management staffers. Today, wanted to talk about some of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2011 at Digital Man
I'd been meaning to get this blog up and running for a while, but had been swamped and just hadn't gotten around to it. So, in a backhanded way, I guess I have Allbritton Communications to thank for inspiring me to get Digital Man up and running. Today's gutting of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at Digital Man
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