CV and Clips

Jason Camden Fry

jason.fry@gmail.com | www.jasonfry.net

Experience

Independent Writer/Editor/Consultant, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2009-

  • Write, edit and consult on content strategy and digital media. My publishers to date include Del Rey, Disney Press, DK, 47North, HarperCollins, Little Brown and Scholastic. Recent/current clients include Journalism Online, Disney Interactive, EidosMedia, ESPN, the Poynter Institute, Harvard University’s Nieman Journalism Lab, Indiana University’s National Sports Journalism Center, The Wall Street Journal, Gawker Media, the Classical, Sports on Earth, Baseball Prospectus and MSG.com. As a speaker, I’ve appeared on panels at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Toronto’s MESH Conference, the New York State Press Association, the Wharton Sports Innovation Conference, San Diego Comic-Con, Star Wars Celebration and the Library of Congress.

EidosMedia Inc., New York, N.Y., 2008-2009

  • Web CMS Evangelist: Supported sales and installation of editing-and-publishing software for print, web and other media. Specialized in talking with editors about workflow and ways to adapt their publications for the changing digital world. Tracked and forecast trends in the media world and worked with EidosMedia developers on R&D for new product features to support publishers’ emerging needs and opportunities.

The Wall Street Journal Online, New York, N.Y., 1995-2008

  • Assistant Managing Editor (2000-present): Wrote “Real Time,” a weekly look at technology in daily life (named Best Online Column by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, 2004), and co-wrote “The Daily Fix,” a rundown of the best sportswriting on the Web. Edited numerous columns and blogs, including Robert Frank’s “The Wealth Report,” Li Yuan’s “Beautiful Country” and Terri Cullen’s “Fiscally Fit.” Guru for the Online Journal’s first blogging efforts, 2006.
  • WSJ.com editorial representative on team responsible for implementing new, company-wide editing and publishing system and unifying print, online news desks, 2007-2008.
  • Editorial representative on team responsible for 2001 WSJ.com redesign and relaunch.
  • Technology Editor (1997-2000): Helped launch standalone Technology section; oversaw all technology coverage for WSJ.com; managed a staff of eight in Hong Kong, Paris, New York and San Francisco.

IAQ Productions, Chevy Chase, Md., 1994-1995

  • Executive Editor (1995): Began as a staff writer for trade publication covering the identification and remediation of indoor air quality problems; as executive editor, was responsible for three publications and managed two reporters. Also helped plan trade shows and moderated panels at those shows.

The Fresno Bee, Fresno, Calif., 1991

  • Intern. Reported and wrote for paper’s news, features and business desks.

The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La., 1989, 1990

  • Intern. Reported and wrote for newspaper’s St. Tammany, East Jefferson and Metropolitan bureaus. Reported and wrote “Rollin’ On,” a series about life on the Mississippi River.

Writing

National Sports Journalism Center, www.sportsjournalism.org, 2009-2011

  • Wrote weekly column about sportswriting in the digital age. My best columns are collected in this ebook.

Reinventing the Newsroom, www.reinventingthenewsroom.com, 2009-2011

  • Wrote blog about publishers’ responses to the wrenching transition to the digital world.

Faith and Fear in Flushing, www.faithandfearinflushing.com, 2005-present

  • Co-write blog about the New York Mets, as seen through the eyes of two slightly crazy lifelong fans.

Author

  • The Jupiter Pirates, my young-adult space-fantasy saga about a family of space pirates, is published by HarperCollins.
  • I’ve written more than 30 Star Wars books and short stories for children and adults, including Star Wars: The Essential Atlas, The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia and the New York Times-bestselling Clone Wars Visual Guide.

Education

Yale University, New Haven, Conn., Graduated May 1991

  • B.A. in American Studies, Cum Laude. Wrote senior essay on cocaine scandal in Major League Baseball.

Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., Graduated June 1987

Clips: Technology Writing

A Goodbye to Gates (WSJ.com, Jan. 14, 2008)

Meet George Jetson (WSJ.com, Nov. 12, 2007)
The Era of Bottom-Up Brands (WSJ.com, Nov. 5, 2007)
In Search of Serendipity (WSJ.com, Feb. 5, 2007)
How I Became the Accidental Blogger (WSJ.com, Oct. 31, 2005)
(and more here)

Clips: Sports and Entertainment

Rock’s Oldest Joke: Yelling ‘Freebird!’ in a Crowded Theater (WSJ, March 17, 2005)

A Farewell to Mike Piazza (WSJ.com, May 22, 2008)
Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye (Faith and Fear, March 20, 2008)
Remembering Ted Williams (WSJ.com, July 6, 2002)
(and more here and here)

Editing Clips

Available upon request.

References

Available upon request.