Today’s Guest: Laurel Touby, founder, MediaBistro.com
When Laurel Touby started MediaBistro.com in 1996, being a freelancer in the media business was a fairly solitary position. She became the socializer-in-chief, organizing events to draw writers and editors together, posting media jobs, which led to educational programs and daily news updates.
In other words, she gave folks like me a community.
LAUREL TOUBY podcast excerpt: “I went from the girl who knew nobody to the girl who knew everybody!”
I never got too involved in MediaBistro but I appreciated its existence. And I was quite happy for Laurel when, a few years ago, she sold her company for $23 million.
Even better, Laurel has stayed with her company. I invited her on the show to talk about what Mediabistro.com has to offer and to talk about how the disassembly of print media might affect her operation in the future.