Lynne d Johnson – Opening keynote: New media – new business

Web Directions South 2008, Sydney Convention Centre, September 25 9.10am.

Session description

Lynne will set the tone of the conference this year with insights into the future of media drawn from her wealth of experience in business, media and online communities as Senior Editor at Fast Company.

About Lynne d Johnson

Lynne D Johnson PortraitLynne d Johnson is the Senior Editor/Community Director for, a leading website and community for people passionate about business ideas that also offers the complete content of Fast Company magazine. She also writes Digital Media Diva, a technology blog following web, media, and consumer trends for, and has recently served as a guest blogger or columnist for TheDailyVoice, techPresident, Black Web 2.0, Rushmore Drive, IAC’s online community for African Americans.

Lynne also serves on the Board of Directors of the Literary Freedom Project, a nonprofit arts organization, which seeks to empower communities of color through literature, creative thinking, and new media. Prior to joining Fast Company, she was the General Manager, New Media for VIBE, SPIN, and VIBE Vixen where she she managed marketing, editorial, production, business development, and sales operations for the magazines’ websites and mobile properties. Her personal blog, Lynne d Johnson || music, media, my life, which launched in July 2001, is the recipient of the 2006 Black Weblog Awards Black Blogger Achievement Award.

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7 responses to “Lynne d Johnson – Opening keynote: New media – new business”:

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    • By: Maryanne
    • October 2nd, 2008

    I thought Lynnes presentation was fantastic and really thought provoking. I have enthusiastically reported back to my team and am eagerly awaiting the slides and podcast. Way to go Lynne!!

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