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This is where I put thoughts on media, communications and technology — or just passing rants and raves about things that seem interesting, alarming or just plain bananas…. 

…Some folks have asked me to insert a little more into the “About” section. This is from Wikipedia:

Craig Forman is a media, technology and telecommunications executive and former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent and bureau chief. As EarthLink Inc.’s executive vice president and president of its Access and Audience division and chief product officer, Forman oversaw more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue with responsibility for the internet service provider’s Access, PeoplePC, Voice, and Value-added Services businesses during a 3 1/2 year role with the company. He also headed such shared services as Operations, Information Technology and Customer Support. Earthlink Inc. is America’s sixth-largest ISP, measured by subscribers.

Forman joined EarthLink in March 2006 from Yahoo! Inc., where he headed its Media and Information division from 2004. Forman’s responsibilities included most of the internet portal’s leading properties including Yahoo’s News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, as well as its Health, Weather, Education, Kids, and Astrology businesses.

As a business executive and entrepreneur, Forman has taken his career to the intersection of media, technology, and communications. Forman served for four years as CEO and co-founder of Success Television LLP and MyPrimeTime Inc., a television production and venture-backed Internet company. Forman and his team produced two business and lifestyle PBS television series, “Great Entrepreneurs” and “Great Leaders,” as well as broadband programming and an award-winning Internet site targeted at 35-54 year-old baby boomers. Forman is non-executive chairman of Success Television, as well as a board member at location-based mobile company WHERE Inc. and several other private companies.

Earlier, Forman served as a senior operating executive at Time Warner’s CNN Group and Time Inc. divisions, and at The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones. He also was a member of the management team that took early search-engine Infoseek public. As VP at CNN Financial News, Forman led the team that made CNNfn.com one of the leading financial websites, and one of the first news sites to turn profitable. As VP-Worldwide Development at Time Inc. New Media, Forman managed the Internet businesses of Fortune and Money magazines while also serving as CEO of Thrive, a healthy-living joint venture with AOL. He also played an influential role in helping Time Warner develop a viable independent internet strategy before its troubled combination with AOL in 2000. Previously, as Infoseek’s first editor and VP of Product Management, Forman helped build one of the pioneering search engines.

For 13 years prior to his joining Infoseek, Forman served as a general manager, editor, bureau chief, and foreign correspondent at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal. As director of DJs Business Information Services International unit, Forman helped develop the Online Journal globally, and expanded the electronic-publishing division to over 50 countries. As Tokyo Bureau Chief of the Journal, Forman diversified the output of the bureau into broadcast as well as print. While based in London as the Journal’s Deputy Bureau Chief, Forman was a member of the 1991 Persian Gulf War reporting team that was finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.

Forman has a master’s degree in law from Yale Law School and an undergraduate degree from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Craig Forman

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