David Skok

David Skok, NF ’12, new digital adviser to Boston Globe editor

Nieman Notes November 26, 2013

David Skok, NF ’12 and director of Globalnews.ca, is joining The Boston Globe as digital adviser to the editor. In a memo sent to staff on Nov. 26, Globe editor Brian McGrory said “David will play a key role in our upcoming push to further define our two brands — bg.com as a broader, more ambitious site that better reflects the creative journalism of the Globe, and a redesigned boston.com as a sharper, edgier site with a strong news spine.” Read more

Mastering Disruptive Innovation in Journalism

Talks February 27, 2013

In a special Nieman seminar on Feb. 27, Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen and 2012 Nieman Fellow David Skok, director of Globalnews.ca, spoke about how Christensen's groundbreaking theory of disruptive innovation can be applied to journalism to generate bold solutions for the struggling news industry. Read more

A new way forward for Journalism

News October 17, 2012

Be the disruptor. That’s the clear message in the cover story for the new Fall issue of Nieman Reports in which renowned Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen, Canadian journalist David Skok, NF ’12, and Harvard Business Review contributor James Allworth apply Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation to the news industry. By examining why and how successful businesses are undermined by start-ups, they tackle the issue so many news executives have tried to better understand: how to find viable revenue streams for journalism and alter outdated operational strategies for continued success. Read more