ContentNext Hires WSJ’s Ernie Sander, Former Deputy Editor, Media and Technology

WJJSander to take on managing editor role at ContentNext Media

New York(RushPRnews)10/28/08 – ContentNext Media, the media and information company covering the business of digital media and parent of paidContent.org, announced October 16 the addition of Ernie Sander to the company’s growing team of journalists. Ernie will join ContentNext as managing editor.

“We are excited to continue to build out our expanding team with the rich experience Ernie Sander brings to the table,” said Rafat Ali, Editor and Publisher, ContentNext Media, Inc. “Ernie has a history of successfully managing multiple teams in cities and countries, and we look forward to the impact his experience will surely make on our organization.”

Ernie has worked at Dow Jones & Company for the past decade in a variety of roles. Most recently, he served as deputy editor in the Media and Technology Group at The Wall Street Journal. In this role, Ernie co-managed an 15-person reporting group that covers major media and technology companies ranging from Time Warner, NBC and News Corp. to AT&T and Comcast. He previously served as a senior editor in The Journal’s Weekend Group and, before that, was managing editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal’s Personal Journal section.

Prior to his tenure at The Wall Street Journal, he served as an editor and reporter with the Associated Press in California and New York. Ernie has an MA in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a BA in Administrative Science from Colby College.

“People now have an insatiable desire for the very latest news and smart analysis, and the Web is the ideal place to provide it. After 10 great years at the Journal, I’m excited about making the transition from print to online,” said Mr. Sander. “ContentNext Media and paidContent.org have carved out an impressive niche—they have very smart people writing for them and a hugely loyal following. It’s tough to do in a fast-changing media landscape, but that’s exactly what Rafat and his team have pulled off.”

About ContentNext Media, Inc.

ContentNext Media, Inc., a Guardian News & Media company based in Santa
Monica, California and New York City, covers the business of digital media. The company operates paidContent.org, mocoNews.net, contentSutra.com and paidContent:UK.

Founded by journalist Rafat Ali in 2002, the company’s news sites chronicle the economic evolution of digital content that is shaping the future of the media, information and entertainment industries. Our belief is that in the near future, all media will be digital media, and we are helping define sustainable business models and innovation within this sector. ContentNext Media is online at http://www.contentnext.com.

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