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Name:  Jeff Jarvis  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1954


Illinois Connection

Jarvis attended the Medill School of Journalism in Evanston and worked for the Chicago Tribune.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeff Jarvis is a journalist. Previously he was a television critic for TV Guide and People magazine, creator of Entertainment Weekly, Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News, and a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner.His career began in 1974 when he was an undergraduate at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and was hired by the Chicago Tribune. Jarvis first began his career in journalism writing for the Addison Herald-Register, a weekly newspaper, in 1972.Jeff is the proprietor of one of the Web's most popular and respected blogs about the internet and media, He also writes the new media column for the Guardian in London. He was named one of 100 worldwide media leaders by the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2007 and 2008, and he was the creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly. He is on the faculty of the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.Along with the books listed below, Jarvis also wrote ''Gutenberg the Geek'' - a Kindle single in 2011.

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