I’m Ryan Sholin.
It’s September 2012.
By day, my title is Director, UGC & Site Solutions, at Gannett Digital. (See this post for a bit of detail about the gig, or jump straight to my Work page for a brief history of my employment and whatnot.)
I’ve been a corporate online news evangelist, an online editor, a reporter, a bartender, a motion picture lighting and rigging technician, a photo assistant, an administrative assistant, and a retail foot soldier in the record store wars of the 1990s.
I’m a self-taught Web developer and designer. Sometimes.
I’ve lived in Rochester, Santa Cruz, Albuquerque, Manhattan, and Miami, and now I’m in the suburbs (exurbs, some say) of Washington, D.C.
Yes, I am that guy you knew at North Miami Beach Senior High School, Highland Oaks Junior High School, Highland Oaks Elementary School, and/or The Cullowhee Experience.
Want to know more? Start at the beginning.
From September 2006 through July 2011, this blog was called “Invisible Inkling.”
The news business is changing, and so is journalism education, and so are the technological paradigms that supposedly mark the boundaries of both. So, as the nineteenth-century mass communication method of ink-on-paper dries up, it’s time to go stand under the waterfall of clues, open your mouth and your ears, and see how the information flows.
Well that was more visceral than I expected.
The point is, clues are everywhere, but if you’ve got ink on your fingers, you might be looking in the wrong places.
The Usual Disclaimer:
Nothing I write, post, or link to here necessarily has anything to do with any past, present, or future employer, educator, or family member of mine. My opinions are mine and mine alone. Hands off.