Hi, I'm Alex Kantrowitz, a senior technology reporter at BuzzFeed covering social and communications.
Prior to BuzzFeed, I was a staff reporter at Ad Age where I focused on the technology of marketing and advertising.
My work at Ad Age included a series naming the perpetrators of digital ad fraud and a number of stories on the marketing cloud wars, highlighted by a September 2014 cover story featuring Larry Ellison's last interview as Oracle CEO.
Before joining Ad Age, I spent 20 months as a Forbes tech contributor. While there, I looked at the digital side of the 2012 election, the Vatican's social media strategy and the controversial shutdown of Google Reader. I also played for Forbes' softball team, the Capitalist Tools. You can find my archive here: forbes.com/alexkantrowitz
My work has also been published by Fortune, BuzzFeed, PBS MediaShift and the Ithaca Journal and cited by Harvard's Nieman Journalism Lab, Poynter, MediaGazer, TechMeme and Jim Romenesko.
Before becoming a journalist, I worked in marketing for New York City's Economic Development Corporation and sales for Operative Media. I also managed the first New York State Assembly campaign of a retired credit union manager from Queens. That man is now in his third term.
I graduated from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.