Owen has led a 17-year career devoted to crafting narratives and telling stories in ways that are uniquely suited to the online world, as well as managing some of the Web's best editorial teams. He has written, edited and contributed for a number of publications.
Prior to joining ReadWrite, he was West Coast editor of Business Insider and founding executive editor of the Daily Dot. He has held editorial leadership roles at VentureBeat, NBC Universal and Gawker Media, where he notoriously transformed Valleywag into the Silicon Valley’s authority on tech gossip. He also spent several years at Time, Inc. and Business 2.0.
Mar 7, 2016 - Current (8 months)
2015 - Current (almost 2 years)
|Jun 11, 2016||Wired News - Gawker’s Bankruptcy Is How a Free Press Dies, One VC at a Time|
|May 28, 2016||Bloomberg - In Tech's Batman v Superman, Gawker's Nick Denton Sets a Trap for Peter Thiel|
|May 26, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - A Facebook board member is launching 'weapons-grade attacks on America's free press,' and people are furious|
|May 26, 2016||Business Insider Australia - This is what it looks like when a board member of Facebook launches 'weapons-grade attacks on America's free press'|
|May 25, 2016||StrictlyVC - StrictlyVC: May 25, 2016|
|May 25, 2016||TechCrunch - For Peter Thiel, revenge on Gawker may have been a dish best served cold|
|May 25, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - Forbes: The billionaire funding the lawsuits against Gawker is Peter Thiel|
|May 25, 2016||New York Times (NYT) - In Silicon Valley, Gossip, Anger and Revenge|