Wired Journalists, a Publish2 network, is the home of collaborative journalism on the Web, powered by the most valuable asset news organizations have: You.
In January 2008, Howard Owens, Zac Echola, and Ryan Sholin launched a social network with self-motivated, eager-to-learn reporters, editors, executives, students and faculty in mind. Wired Journalists was born with the mission of connecting the knowledgeable, expert innovators in online news with journalists of all stripes hoping to learn something new about their evolving craft.
At Publish2, that mission of connecting journalists based on common goals and interests will continue and -- we hope -- grow exponentially as this social network becomes a space for collaboration on real-world reporting as well as conversations about craft. Publish2 builds online tools for news organizations looking to bring the best of the Web to their readers -- and to each other. In one of our early conversations with Publish2 CEO Scott Karp, we started sketching out what Wired Journalists might look like if it had the funding, attention, and staff that we'd always wanted.
Out of those conversations came a rock-solid proposal to give Wired Journalists a new home under the Publish2 banner in August 2009.