Rich is Vice President for Content and Chief Journalist at SmartNe ws, an
international, Tokyo-based news discovery service for mobile devices.
Rich joined SmartNews from Bloomberg News, where he headed its global
economic, political and economic coverage, and wrote a column on personal
technology. Previously, he was a reporter and editor at The Wall Street
Journal, where he was White House correspondent, political editor and
helped create and launch The Wall Street Journal Online (WSJ.com) as its
first Managing Editor.
Rich founded and was elected the first president of the Online News
Association, an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in digital
journalism. He has taught courses on the Internet and online media at
Berkeley, Duke, and Columbia. His awards include Editor & Publisher’s EPPY
for outstanding individual achievement in online media; Columbia’s Hearst
New Media Fellowship; the White House Correspondents Association’s Aldo
Beckman Memorial Award for his coverage of the Reagan presidency; and
the Council for Advancement and Support of Education award for an article
he wrote for Stanford Magazine.