Stephen Lawton is a a longtime journalist and media consultant with more than 40 years in the business. He currently is special projects editorial director 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 freelance writing for media outlets, corporate and product marketing, content development, and public relations for technology companies. Hey, I’m AFAB — anything for a buck.
Stephen served as editorial director and editor-in-chief of MicroTimes and as chief editor of Digital News & Review, NetscapeWorld and SunWorld, as well as many other lesser-known publications. 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. He started his career as a cityside reporter on the dirty streets of Los Angeles. (Night doesn’t fall in that neighborhood. It sneaks up behind you and steals your wallet.)
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.