(born February 21, 1962 in Yonkers
, New York
) is an American journalist, entrepreneur and .
Watson is the author (Wiley, 2008), and managing partner of , a consulting company he co-founded. Previously, he co-founded national philanthropic services company Changing Our World, Inc. and about the intersection of media and philanthropy. In recent years he has served as a board member of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy
, where he helped to create the popular , and the New York Software Industry Association
Watson was the founder and editor of , an online journal of media and arts criticism launched in January, 2007 and shuttered in June, 2009.
Watson was co-founder and co-editor with Jason Chervokas
, the pioneering Internet
news and information service that has chronicled New York
’s technology sector - Silicon Alley
- since 1995. The company was acquired by Internet.com
in April 1999.
Watson began his career as a reporter and later executive editor of , a Pulitzer Prize
-winning newspaper in the Bronx
, where he covered politics, and won more than a dozen state and national awards for excellence in journalism. The paper won national acclaim during his tenure for not missing an issue after terrorists linked... Read More