Mike Nizza is Editor of Esquire Digital, a newly-created position that he accepted after spending his career of the frontiers of digital media.
Just as the dot-com bubble was bursting, he joined the crew guiding The New York Times from print to Web giant. In eight years, he coded and cropped photos, reported and edited, wrote headlines, selected the front-page lineup and managed teams and new initiatives. He also penned The Lede, the Times' breaking news blog, providing real-time coverage on banner news days and writing hundreds of articles on everything from foreign affairs and politics to technology and music.
Later, Nizza became co-director and senior editor at Atlantic Media Co.'s Innovation Center, where journalists and software developers conceived and developed new digital media products, including The Atlantic Wire.
He also served as editor in chief of AOL News, overseeing the site's transition to producing original content, from award-nominated photo essays about Haiti to groundbreaking investigative pieces on the darkside of nanotechnology.
In the Fall of 2010, he joined a small group of people building The Daily, a first-of-its-kind national news publication built especially for the iPad. As the Managing Editor/News, he helped build the product and its editorial mission from ground up, hiring a dynamic team of line editors, investigative reporters, national correspondents and bloggers.
His first gig in digital media was building a Web site covering the 2000 presidential election at the Council on Foreign Relations.
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Claire Howorth.
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