Panelist Profile: Jason Boog of Mediabistro

We are thrilled to announce that the panel for our next Meetup is made up of four amazingly talented, diverse, creative professionals.

RSVP here for The Failure Method: Why Taking Risks is Important to Being Successful

In the weeks leading up to the event we will be profiling the panelists here. We hope that reading just a bit about their backgrounds will get you nice and fired up to see them in person on February 16th. We are also happy to announce an update, we are sponsored by Holstee and Sterling Publishing. What does that mean? Every attendee, along with getting FREE beer and pizza, will also get a free greeting card and ecosystem notebook! Hurry! RSVP!

This week, Jason Boog!

What is your current position?

I am the publishing editor at Mediabistro and I edit GalleyCat and eBookNewser blogs.

What are the last three companies you’ve worked with or for?
I worked for Peace Corps (as a volunteer in Guatemala), the now-defunct Judicial Studies Institute (as a staff writer) and New York University (as an adjunct journalism professor).

What was the last risk you took (big or small!)?
I decided to start a family!

What are your favorite websites/blogs to read?

If you could describe yourself in one sentence…?
A skinny guy with glasses who can’t stop writing.

What was most exciting to you about the chance to participate in our panel, The Failure Method: Why Taking Risks is Important to Being Successful?

The chance to talk about books, Peace Corps, journalism, my screw-ups, and the Great Recession all in the same panel discussion.

Do you have a question for Jason? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to ask him the night of the event!

We look forward to hearing Jason speak in person on February 16th at 6:30pm at Meetup HQ. For more details about the event and to RSVP, click here.

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About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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