MICHAEL CONNIFF is a though leader and the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of the leading social marketing company Post Time Media Inc.; editor-in-chief of Aspen Post; a featured blogger on Huffington Post; and the former host of “Con Games” in Aspen, the #1-rated radio talk show on the Western Slope of Colorado.
Working for almost 20 years on the multimedia, multi-platform BOOK OF O'KELLS, a work of fiction that to date includes five novels, a novella, a play, a screenplay, short stories, a graphic novel, and the aforementioned Facebook novel. Author of the new novel: BOOK OF O'KELLS: MOTHER NATURE, the story of a billionaire ex-nun who becomes a radical eugenicist and tries to create a town without men. Available now on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Book-OKells-Mother-Journals-Eleanor-ebook/dp/B00KZ52XNC
Inventing the future of storytelling at The Isaacson School for New Media @ Colorado Mountain College in Aspen as head of the Digital Story Lab therein. Newspaper reporter at major metros in San Francisco, Baltimore, and Boston, before deciding newspapers had no future in 1979. First full-time new media employee ever hired by NBC in 1981. Ran pre-dot-com new media consulting firm High Comm Group for ten years. Ran Interactive Sports for 12 years pioneering analytics, digital video, mobile news platforms, interactive arenas, and business of sports reporting. Political talk radio host of "Con Games" for six years; editor-in-chief of Aspen Post, leading local community blog, for eight years and counting; one of first bloggers for Huffington Post. Since 2005, CEO of Post Time Media, a leading social marketing firm on Colorado's Western Slope. Co-founder of The Isaacson School for New Media, founder of and Lead Faculty for the Digital Story Lab (DSL), Lead Faculty for Digital Black Diamond Workshops at the school in Aspen.
First Harvard instructor ever to use word processing as a teaching tool (in 1980). Published over a dozen short stories. Wrote the first Facebook novel and was a Breadloaf Scholar in Fiction at Middlebury College, nominated by Tim O'Brien.
Mr. Conniff is a third-generation newspaperman and the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Conniff. A graduate of Harvard with honors in history, he cut his teeth as a copy boy and then a reporter on the San Francisco Examiner, The Baltimore News American, and The Boston Herald. He has been the television columnist for The Real Paper i