Scott Kirsner

Columnist, “The Innovation Economy,” the Boston Globe

Scott Kirsner, columnist, “Innovation Economy,” Boston Globe; author, Fans, Friends and Followers: Building an Audience and a Creative Career in the Digital Age (2009), is a journalist who writes about innovation and entrepreneurship. His “Innovation Economy” column appears Sundays in the Boston Globe, and he also writes a companion blog at boston.com/innovation. Scott has been a regular contributor to Fast Company, BusinessWeek, Variety, and Wired. Scott’s writing has also appeared in the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Salon, the San Jose Mercury News, and Newsweek, among other publications. Scott serves as the program chair for two regional events on innovation: the Nantucket Conference, held each May since 2000, and Future Forward, held each fall since 2001. He is the author, most recently, of the book Fans, Friends & Followers: Building an Audience and a Creative Career in the Digital Age. His earlier books include Inventing the Movies, a technological history of Hollywood that was published in 2008, and The Future of Web Video: New Opportunities for Producers, Entrepreneurs, Media Companies and Advertisers, published in 2007. He can be reached at kirsner@pobox.com.