Bio: Teresa Martin
Editor – Innovator – Disruptive Media Pioneer
In Teresa Martin’s first newspaper job, her big story was the Dow breaking 2000 ... and her biggest adjustment was transitioning from Selectic typewriters to an Atex editorial system.
She became fascinated with the way digital tools impacted the newsroom and the way information and for the next several decades helped create products bridging technology and information, working with Knight-Ridder on early prototypes for tablet newspapers, content products for the Apple Newton, early online classified ads, a news search product, first generation Java applets, and many other explorations of information interpreted by disruptive technology.
She went on to co-found one of the earliest web-based content companies taking it from launch through acquisition, served as COO of a content management company, launched an MMOG business, developed not-for-profit community access networks and co-founded a BTOP-funded middle mile network nonprofit organization whose 350 miles of fiber brought needed digital infrastructure to southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. Throughout it all, she wrote about the digital transformation of our world – 800 tight words a week about the intersection of technology, community, and information.
Today she serves as the Executive Director of Lower Cape Community Access Television, working with the towns of Brewster, Eastham, Orleans, Wellfleet, and Truro to manage two community and education stations, while exploring new models for community and local news and building a hub of connection, collaboration, and creation. She loves nothing better than creating engagement between people, their communities, and the world around them.
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After receiving a degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where she studied the ways people learn and transmit knowledge, she went on to create organizations and products at the intersection of technology, information, and business/community needs including:
- Creating early computer-based training systems;
- Developing interfaces for SGML-based publishing products;
- Co-founding a desktop publishing company;
- Working as part of Knight-Ridder’s IDL team develop the first newspaper tablet prototype;
- Developing content for the Apple Newton platform;
- Launching one of the first web-based publishing companies and serving as CEO from growth through acquisition;
- Serving as COO and VP /Strategy for a digital asset management company, supporting its founder through transitional growth;arti
- Leading a regional nonprofit technology industry advocacy and economic development organization;
- Establishing a STEM education program for grades 4-12;
- Developing highly-branded, replicable system of public broadband networks;
- Co-founding a BTOP-funded middle mile broadband project that built a 300+ mile fiber network with $40 M in federal, state, and private funds.
Today Martin serves as the Executive Director of Lower Cape Community Access Television, working with the towns of Brewster, Eastham, Orleans, Wellfleet, and Truro to manage two community and education stations, while exploring new models for community and local news and building a hub of connection, collaboration, and creation. She loves nothing better than creating engagement between people, their communities, and the world around them.
She has also authored three books on web technologies, published by Wiley, writes a regular column, whose first archive collection, Good Bits: The Blue Tux Red Lipstick Wearing Web, is available on Amazon.com, and hosts a TV series, TechEyes, about the human side of technology. To sign up for the column, send a “subscribe me” message to her at email@example.com