241 Socializer-in-chief Laurel Touby explains MediaBistro.com! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Laurel Touby, founder, MediaBistro.com


Laurel Touby, MediaBistro.com, Jon Fine, BusinessWeek

Laurel Touby, MediaBistro.com, Jon Fine, BusinessWeek

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.

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