Stephen Lawton is a a longtime journalist and media consultant. He currently is special projects editor for SC Media (formerly SC Magazine). Prior to joining SC full time, he was a contributor to SC Magazine, Tom’s Hardware, and Tom’s IT Pro. He also owns AFAB Media Services, a consultancy that specializes in corporate and product marketing, content development, and public relations for technology companies.
Stephen served as editorial director and editor-in-chief of MicroTimes and as chief editor of Digital News & Review, NetscapeWorld and SunWorld. He appeared as the computer expert for Bloomberg Radio’s The Money Show on the company’s flagship station, BLOOMBERG 1130 (WBBR-AM) in New York City and was a frequent guest on Let’s Talk Computers.
Stephen launched his career as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles in, well, it was quite a while ago when we still used typewriters and is credited as being the author who popularized the computer industry term “intranet” (Digital News & Review, April 24, 1995). Earlier, he edited the book Re:Organize (published by Hartley & Associates). On the corporate side in the early 2000s, Stephen served as senior director of strategic marketing for Acronis, Inc., a disaster recovery, backup and virtualization migration company based in Burlington, MA.