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Jack is a cultural, economic and technology visionary, award-winning documentary film producer and author. His last book, Hooked Up: A New Generation’s Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the World, won the International Book Award for Youth Issues. Jack is the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award, won the Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival, and has been nominated for both an Academy and Emmy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He has been presented a World Music Award and co-produced the GE Focus Forward Films documentary series with Morgan Spurlock’s cinelan group, in which he is a partner.
Jack is founder of WomenAdvancing, an all-women’s dual-mentoring support group; he has been an advocate of empowering young people as mentors and founded 1stFive.org, a diversity outreach program serving the media and advertising business. He is leading the development of a new organization,FutureMen.org, in association with the publication of his new video series and book, The Future of Men, due to be published this Fall. He also founded Media Legends, honoring the executives who have led the industry over the past four decades. MyersBizNet publishes MediaBizBloggers, Planet Ed, Wall St. Speaks Out, ShellyPalmerReport, and Lunch at Michael’s.
Jack’s career includes sales and management positions at CBS, ABC and Metromedia. He is Chairman of the Board of IRTS, a Board Member of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, and served on the Advisory Board for the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University where he studied Media Ecology with Dr. Neil Postman. He is also a board member of the TD Foundation, serving the veteran families impacted by the conflicts in Afghanistan and the Mideast, and of the John A. Reisenbach Foundation, which supports safety in New York City.
The Telegraph is a respected broadsheet publisher that attracts a largely conservative readership for whom the paper’s mix of in-depth quality reporting and feature writing is appealing. Peter Oborne is a “name” journalist, in part responsible for attracting readers to the newspaper and its digital variants. Oborne resigned because he felt that his and his colleagues’ reporting of the current scandal around HSBC and tax avoiders/evaders was either ignored or at best down-graded by management on the back of threats from HSBC to withdraw its advertising.Read More
Which brings me to this week’s breathtakingly original episode of ABC’s “Modern Family,” a television milestone shot in its entirety on iPhones, iPads and such that explored the impact of digital communication and social media on American life. It was the best half-hour of comedy I have seen all season, and in my opinion the best episode of this series in many years. It was certainly the funniest. I’ll admit I began to tire of “Family” last season, when it started to feel hopelessly repetitious, but after this episode I’m suddenly interested in it all over again. It was actually exciting to watch and great fun to think about after the fact. Situation comedy doesn’t get better than that.Read More