Jan 17th, 2011 @ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Introducing Technically Media

Move in day at the Technically Media offices.

Last week, Brian Kirk, Chris Wink and I took the latest step in a process that began when I left my day job over six months ago: we formally founded Technically Media.

We have spent month of December “growing up” by taking our business from a side-project to a legitimate business. This means we did the more boring business stuff like officially incorporating and signing up a payroll services company. We’ve also been up to more exciting stuff like securing office space steps from City Hall in Center City, Philadelphia.

Additionally, Chris was able to come on full time giving Technically Media a staff of 2.5.

The next six months

Now that we’re in 2011, we’re hard at work on a small handful of journalism-related projects:

  • Technically MediaTechnically Media’s slogan is “We build audiences” and we mean it. Our goal is to build interested editorial products for institutions. We just wrapped up the main phase of our project for the National Constitution Center along with our friends at Happy Cog. We hope to help other institutions in a similar way and we think consulting on “editorial strategy” will be a large source of revenue of independent news outlets in the future. We also are strong believers in adding great content to the news conversation. (Remember #4 from this list?)
  • Technically PhillyOur main editorial product, we will continue to publish Technically Philly and cover the city’s technology community. Especially with the help of…
  • Open Data coverage – We have received a grant from the William Penn Foundation to cover Philadelphia’s efforts to release data to the public.
  • J-Lab collaboration grant – We have received a grant from J-Lab to map out the impact of broadband in Philadelphia, along with our buds PlanPhilly.
  • Philly Tech Week – A week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Philadelphia hosted by Technically Philly during the last week in April.
  • BCNI Philly – The third installment of BarCamp NewsInnovation (and one of the final events of Philly Tech Week) looks to be the best yet. We have our first shared speaker and after being open for less than a week, the guest list looks wonderful.

I’m very excited for the year ahead. Both for the company and for all of the exciting things happening around Philly.

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