Matthew T. Sussman
Review Material Overlord:
More than 100,000 daily visitors rely upon Blogcritics.org — the famously "sinister cabal" of more than 2,500 writers — for the latest news, opinions, and reviews on music, books, film, TV, popular culture, technology, and politics. Blogcritics.org is an online magazine, filtered microcosm of the blogosphere, and a full service news and reviews source, covering all aspects of contemporary culture and society.
Every week, more than 250 new articles add to an archive of over 70,000 pieces dating back to 2002. Published articles on Blogcritics.org begin the conversation, after which commenters chime in to create an ongoing dialogue. Overall comments to Blogcritics.org total more than 600,000.
Blogcritics.org is a new kind of online magazine, an interactive community in which writers and readers from around the globe talk about stories, issues, and products. If it's happening in the world – from global political issues to obscure rock bands, from the latest best selling novel to the TV shows that aired last night – Blogcritics.org has it covered.
Bloggers publish their stories at Blogcritics.org because of the immense value and benefits that are offered. Blogcritics.org writers gain an exponentially higher level of visibility than they could ever achieve through their home blog or website alone. That increased exposure often leads to increased traffic and enhanced search rank. Further, Blogcritics.org editors work with member bloggers to improve writing skills and reach "the next level."
An increased readership and heightened reputation, however, is matched by participation in an intensely committed and passionate online community. Other benefits that Blogcritics.org members enjoy include access to a vast array of review materials, including books, CDs, DVDs, film screenings, and concert tickets.
Over a 20-year writing, editing, and media career, Blogcritics.org Founder and Publisher Eric Olsen has written in depth on a vast array of topics including politics, current events, world affairs, popular culture, music, music industry, digital technology, opinion and commentary, etc., for periodicals, books, TV, radio, and the Internet. As an editor and author, he oversaw the compilation and publication of Networking In the Music Industry (Rockpress, 1993) and Encyclopedia of Record Producers (Billboard Books, 1999). In 2002, Olsen founded online magazine Blogcritics.org, the sinister cabal of superior bloggers.
Technical Director Phillip Winn built Blogcritics.org, very nearly from scratch. Winn is a self-professed writer and geek, and those passions come together in helping to run and manage both the technical and operational ends of Blogcritics.org. Behind the scenes, Winn keeps the servers humming smoothly and manages all aspects of site design and software development.
A team of more than twenty editors works tirelessly to ensure that Blogcritics.org remains the premier Web destination for interactive news, commentary, interviews, and reviews.
Blogcritics.org is an official Google News and Yahoo News source, syndicates content to online editions of newspapers around the United States via the Advance family of websites, and has won numerous awards, including a Bloggie, Forbes.com's Best Media Blogs, and was recently showcased on the prestigious AlwaysOn and Technorati "Open Media 100" list.
Blogcritics.org was founded in the summer of 2002 by veteran broadcaster and music journalist Eric Olsen. Originally conceived as a device by which music fanatics could receive free CDs on the condition that they write and post reviews online, the site quickly evolved and took on a life all its own. Hundreds of bloggers flocked to Blogcritics.org, and sections including politics, film, television, culture, and books were added to support a truly grassroots phenomenon. Product reviews came to be supplemented by news, interviews, and opinion articles. Writers and readers alike found kindred spirits online who were interested in both pop culture and the world at large. In 2005, online gaming, sports, and science/technology sections were added to the mix.
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AWARDS AND SUCH
Best Media Blogs
TechTV Blog Report
Blogcritics on NBC-TV
Mike Wendland's High Tech Talk
2004 Weblog Awards
Best Group Weblog Nominee
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