Scott 2.0

February 1, 2007 at 10:22 pm (Uncategorized)

Professor Scott Brodeur is somewhat of a mystery to his Covergence Journalism class. After finding no wikipedia page for him, and shuffling through Google for twenty minutes, the identity of the man who will be ruling their Thursday evenings for the next 4 months finally comes into focus.

Broduer was born in submarine base in Connecticut, as his father had a career in the Navy that spanned twenty years. Among his favorite journalists are the recently deceased Molly Ivins and Hunter S. Thompson. Brodeur’s favorite eats are Thai food and his mother’s stuffed artichoke. He’s interviewed the likes of Slick Rick, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Red Man when he working for The Source magazine. The first blogs he checks everyday are Gawker and Romanesco.

Brodeur is the managing editor for Web Site Development at Advance Internet, a site creates local news and information websites for many newspapers as well as centralized sites for such states as Michigan, Orgeon, Pennsylvania and New Orleans. It is on one such site that Prof. Brodeur is the founding Editor-In-Chief of MassLive.com, which is also the website for New England’s “The Republican” newspaper.

When setting up MassLive.com 8 years ago, Brodeur visited the Pioneer Valley area with his wife and decided to settle down in Northampton. He is the father of two boys and one girl.

Brodeur also maintains a blog, titled “Blog Beat,” on MassLive.com, where he showcases local blogs worthy of note, as well as other internet postings that catch his eye.

Dubbed “the Godfather of Western Mass Blogging“, Brodeur has spent much of his time educating people about blogging and encouraging them to make their own. In an age where journalism is quickly moving from paper to monitors, Brodeur is helping make the transition more seemless for the technologically challenged.

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