Looking back, I see I was a Jay Rosen replacenik before I had any idea of the extent of the angst in the newspaper business. What’s really astonishing is to recall Andy Revkin saying some of the same things I have been saying, but missing the extent to which the media shift changes the rules.
Michael Tobis, editor-in-chief of Planet3.0 and site cofounder, has always been interested in the interface between science and public policy. He holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences where he developed a 3-D ocean model on a custom computing platform. He has been involved in sustainability conversations on the internet since 1992, has been a web software developer since 2000, and has been posting sustainability articles on the web since 2007.