Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Advisory Board has a respected and engaged Advisory Board. Our members come from the worlds of technology, media, journalism, politics, and civic engagement. They’re engaged in reviewing the sites sources, topics, and curators and working to grow a fact-based source for information.

Alan M. Webber:

Alan M. Webber is an award-winning, nationally-recognized entrepreneur, editor, author, and columnist. In 1995, he launched Fast Company magazine, which quickly became the fastest growing, most successful business magazine in history. Prior to founding Fast Company, Webber was the managing editor and editorial director of the Harvard Business Review. His articles and columns have appeared in The New York Times Sunday magazine, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He has also been active at local, state, and national political levels. In 2014 he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Mexico.

Dawn Barber:

Dawn Barber is the co-founder of NY Creative Tech Week. She also co-founded NY Tech Meetup and has advised tech start-ups, business and governmental entities, and investors alike, having facilitated innumerable business relationships in the process. dawn sits on the boards of MOUSE, Institute of Play and the Astia NYC Advisory Board. In addition, she serves on NYC’s Commission on Public Information and Communication (COPIC) and is one of the first Pipeline Fund fellows.

Merrill Brown

Merrill Brown is a veteran media executive, journalist, educator, consultant, advisor, and investor. In addition to writing for The Washington Post, he launched and was the website’s founding Editor-in-Chief.[1][2] He is currently the Director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University.[3] Brown was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in political science in 1974.[4]

Andrew Nachison:

Andrew is a media, tech, arts, civic and social venture founder, funder, advisor, executive, and creative catalyst. He’s also a writer, journalist, futurist, and photographer. He founded We Media (, shares links and other things at and is on Instagram @anachison.

Steven Rosenbaum

Steven Rosenbaum is an Author, Entrepreneur, and Technologist.He’s founded five companies in the content space, with a drive to connect consumers, storytellers, and brands. Rosenbaum is known as the father of UGC (user-generated content) as the creator of the groundbreaking series MTV News Unfiltered. Rosenbaum’s passion for embracing new voices had him presenting to audiences across the US and Abroad. Talks include SXSW, TED, BBC, IEEE Globecom, DLD, IAB, Pivot, Digital Now, DevLearn, Tools Of Change and the Monaco Media Forum.

Clare O’Brien

Clare O’Brien is a pioneer in the digital media space. She has worked in technology, media, and marketing for both large, established companies and innovative start-ups. Companies she has worked for include Google, YouTube, Adobe, Viacom, CNN Digital, CNN International and Penguin Books. Clare has been involved in the launch of numerous products and platforms. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, she has lived in NYC since the late 1980s. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.

J. Max Robins

J. Max Robins is a veteran editor and media business executive with extensive management and marketing expertise across platforms. Before joining the Center for Communication, Max was the Vice President/Executive Director of the Paley Center. Prior to this, Max was the editor-in-chief of Broadcasting & Cable, where he oversaw a relaunch of B&C across platforms. He is the President and Executive Director of the Center for Communication.