Caroline McCarthy from CNET has a terrific feature today about the EDC’s efforts to bolster the tech industry here in New York.
It covers some of the tension between the startup community and the EDC that the Observer highlighted a few weeks back.
One fascinating nugget is the idea that the city, Read More
Rachel Sterne’s major qualifications for her new job as New York City’s digital chief seem to be her social media savvy.
But apparently the attention her Facebook page received after her new gig was announced was either too much for Sterne, or didn’t jibe with her position as a public official, because she greatly Read More
A day after New York City named Rachel Sterne as its first chief digital officer, advertising trade publication Adweek has posted an ostensibly hard-hitting look at the appointment that seems based in a misreading of what it is Ms. Sterne will actually be doing for the mayor’s office.
[D]espite the Read More
The six-month search for someone to help the mayor’s office “develop forward-thinking policies on social media, digital communications, web 2.0 initiatives and other tools to better serve the public” is over.
Rachel Sterne, 27-year-old founder of citizen journalism site GroundReport and adjunct professor at Columbia is New York City’s new “chief digital officer.” Read More