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John Battelle

AKA John Linwood Battelle

Born: 4-Nov-1965
Birthplace: Pasadena, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Blogger, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Industry Standard

Earlier an editor of Wired magazine, Battelle is perhaps best known as the founder of The Industry Standard, a dotcom-era publication that inexplicably declared bankruptcy in 2001 despite having riches of $200M in advertising revenues the previous year. He is presently the owner of Federated Media Publishing, an Internet advertising network with fringe "flagship" clients on the web -- Boing Boing, Del.icio.us, Metafilter, FARK, Digg, and others. More recently, Battelle has produced an insightful column, Searchblog, and is the author of The Search (2005), explaining the rise of Google.

Father: Richard Battelle
Wife: (three children)
Daughter: Beatrix

    High School: Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA (1983)
    University: BA Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley (1987)
    University: MA Journalism, University of California at Berkeley (1992)
    Teacher: Visiting Lecturer, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

    Federated Media CEO
    Wired Co-Founding Editor
    The Industry Standard Founder
    Business 2.0 Columnist
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
    Obama for America

Official Website:
http://www.battellemedia.com/

Author of books:
The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture (2005, nonfiction)


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