I started Greeley’s Ghost in 2006 on Blogger to write and start conversations about the changing nature of media. Its title took inspiration from the great 19th century newspaper editor, Horace Greeley, who was ahead of his time in many ways and is remembered for his line: “Go West, young man.” When Greeley’s Ghost launched, blogs were starting to come into their own in the public’s mind, but Facebook was confined to the college crowd and Twitter didn’t exist. Today, social media is exploding; traditional media imploding. Somewhere, the landscape will settle for a time (or not). But it sure is fun to watch and document.
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I’ve been a reporter and editor for 29 years. Much of that has been at EE Times, where I’m now on my second tour of duty (my first being 15 years).
In the in-between, I served as senior vice president for Digital Media and Content Creation at Blanc & Otus, where I used my traditional publishing and digital-media expertise to help clients determine the best social-media strategies and tactics for their business goals. I led the agencyâ€™s content-creation practice, which included blogging and Twitter services and Web site information architecture support. After that, I was director of communications and community for Numetrics, where I put those same skills to work for a software startup.
Prior to EE Times, I was managing editor for the San Jose Business Journal, managing editor of the Providence Business News and as a reporter and bureau chief for United Press International in Indiana and Rhode Island.
I was born and raised in San Francisco and received a bachelorâ€™s degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
My home page and services are accessible at brian-fuller.com.