I’ve had an eclectic career. I’ve helped build a media startup, liveblogged an election night for millions of readers, produced and executive produced award-winning interactive documentaries, and created and lead teams of editors, reporters, designers, developers and marketers. I’ve worked in independent, corporate and public media with both editorial and business titles and responsibilities, usually at the same time.
The through line of it all is that I’m obsessed with the way people do, or don’t, find and connect to great media.
My latest is an experiment in social media called This. Basically, fed up with the ways tech companies were mediating my relationship to my favorite media, I recruited brilliant people who know stuff I don’t, got backed by my employer, and built an alternative. You can read more about it here.
You can read a more “official” bio below.
Andrew works at Atlantic Media running the experimental social media site This.
Before joining The Atlantic, Andrew was the Director of Digital Media and a Senior Editor at FRONTLINE. There, he oversaw two departments and led the series’ ongoing shift to digital. For its work during his time there, FRONTLINE was honored with multiple digital journalism awards, including two Online Journalism Awards (in 2012 for “General Excellence” and in 2013 for “Innovative Investigative Journalism), an Overseas Press Club Award for “Multimedia News Presentation” and an Emmy nomination for “New Approaches: Current News Coverage.” FRONTLINE’s digital audience also grew by 75%.
Before FRONTLINE, Andrew launched a network of news blogs as an editor at Yahoo! News. Before Yahoo!, Andrew was the Deputy Publisher of Talking Points Memo, where he helped build what Time Magazine called “the prototype of what a successful Web-based news organization is likely to be in the future.”
Andrew graduated from Harvard University, where he studied American political history and social movements in the honors Social Studies program. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, feminist writer and activist Jessica Valenti, and their daughter.