Joel Abrams is an experienced digital journalist currently working at The Conversation US, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to democratizing knowledge by getting academics to write for the public. He is in charge of distributing this content for free under a Creative Commons license, to a nationwide network of publishers, large and small, online and in print. He is also involved in social media, analytics, newsletters and fundraising.
Previously, he ran social media strategy and launched vertical sites on Catholicism and technology for The Boston Globe. He has also worked in product management and editorial positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Inc.com, a failed startup, Lycos and CNN International.