From time to time, I will call upon an elite squad to address issues about which I know next-to-nothing.
Ronald C. Burkhardt writes the “Metablogging” series on the intersection of culture, work, knowledge, and technology from Philadelphia, PA. He is a recent graduate of the Master’s of Science program of Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania. He resides in lower Delaware County, where he is a devoted husband and father, and he is a native of the Port Richmond neighborhood of the City of Philadelphia. He also writes his own blog, Social Proof.
Norman Horowitz writes the “Hollywood Insider” series on media, politics, and the business of entertainment from Beverly Hills, CA. After serving in the US Air Force during the Korean War, Norman spent over 40 years in the telecommunications industry, from the early days of worldwide television through the development of cable, satellite, and internet companies. He served as VP of International Sales for Screen Gems, Director of International Sales for CBS, President of Worldwide Distribution for Columbia Pictures Television, President and Chief Operating Officer of Polygram Television, and President and Chief Executive Officer of MGM/UA Telecommunications Company. He co-founded the Cable Dating Network, Rxinfo.com, citiesLive networks, and citiescommercialLive networks. He has been an adjunct professor at the UCLA Graduate Business and Film Schools, as well as an associate professor at California State University, Northridge.
Alex Nakahara writes the “What If?” series on technology and engineering from Boston, MA. Alex is currently a student at MIT, studying for a Master’s in Aeronautics and Astronautics (Rocket science) after getting a BSE from the University of Pennsylvania in Mechanical Engineering. His interests range from hockey-playing robots and energy to soccer, Ancient Greek, music and baking. He also plays violin, viola and piano and won the 2010 Nakahara Cup golf tournament.
Reese Schonfeld writes “The Most Dangerous Man in Television” series on media, politics, and journalism from New York, NY. Reese was the co-founder, President, and CEO of CNN. (Yes, that CNN. Its ratings have declined ever since he left.) He was also the co-founder and President of the Food Network. Before changing the world of television, he worked for United Press Movietone News, after which he became Vice President of United Press International Television News. He later founded the Independent Television News Association, the Medical News Network, and the world’s first 24-hour local news station.
Retired Members of The A-Team:
Noelle L. Brandmier wrote the “Frame by Frame” series on art and animation.
Jessica Butler wrote the “Design in Mind” series on architecture and design, including green architecture and the latest trends of the design world.
Sarah Kashubski wrote the “Living in a Swing State” series on political science.
Ian Kollar wrote the “In the Zone” series on sports.
Nicholas W. Semeniuk wrote the “Drill Sergeant” series on energy issues and technologies.
Margaret C. Walker wrote “The Cautionary Prophet” series on theology.