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John Wilpers
Senior Director, INNOVATION Media Consulting (USA)

Biography

John consults with media companies around the world focusing on multi-platform innovation, organizational integration, and customer-driven editorial management to deliver multimedia content 24-7 across all platforms. He is currently working with the University of Virginia on their print and digital publications after finishing projects with a Czech magazine and newspaper publishing company in Prague, a Washington, DC B2B magazine company, and a Norwegian newspaper group.

John is the co-editor of the annual “Innovations in Magazines World Report” that INNOVATION creates for the world association of magazines (FIPP). The book reviews the best print and digital magazine innovations in the world.

In his 40-year media career, John has worked at major metro daily newspapers, regional and national magazines, international newspaper groups, America Online (AOL), free commuter dailies, regional dailies, and major media websites.

Prior to joining INNOVATION, John researched and recruited the world’s best bloggers in a wide variety of niches for major media companies to integrate the bloggers’ work into the media companies’ print and online products. John’s clients included Reuters, The Christian Science Monitor, The LA Times, Scripps Newspapers, GlobalPost, The Miami Herald, and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

John was the founding editor of two free commuter dailies (The Washington Examiner, BostonNOW) and editor of a third (Boston Metro). John was editor-in-chief of Ingersoll Newspapers (now Digital First Media) and founding editor of AOL/Digital City Boston.

Outside of journalism, John created a self-esteem-building soccer program for girls ages 2-10 that has graduated 4,200 girls since 1996 (hotshotssoccer.org). He is also a long-board surfer, and has performed as “Mother Ginger” in a Boston ballet company’s production of the “Nutcracker” for 18 years.

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