If you fancy Vanity Fair's annual New Establishment list of the media and IT titans who matter (like we didn't already know), you might think of the Open Media 100 as the new, new establishment - people you may not know but probably should. Although many of these folks may never grace the pages of the high-gloss pubs, they will most certainly be keeping an independent eye on those who do. As we've all witnessed, this is already happening. Both Dan Rather and CNN news chief Eason Jordon were handed their walking papers after being busted by bloggers.
The purpose of this list is to provide an initial, helpful framework of this emerging industry and highlight its key players who are influencing the adoption of open media and proving the impact it is already having on the technology industry, journalism, and marketing. To achieve this goal, we created the following categories: Pioneers, Trendsetters, Practitioners, Toolsmiths, and Enablers.
Some other Big League names on the Open Media 100 list:
Adam Curry - The Daily Source Code
Craig Newmark - Craigslist
Cory Doctorow, Mark Frauenfelder, Xeni Jardin, David Pescovitz - Boing Boing
Elizabeth Spiers - Mediabistro.com
Jeff Bates, Rob Malda - Slashdot
N. Z. Bear - The Truth Laid Bear
Ana Marie Cox - Wonkette
Mark Cuban - Dallas Mavericks
Matt Drudge - The Drudge Report
Mickey Kaus - Slate
Dave Pell - Davenetics
Glenn Reynolds - Instapundit.com
Markos Moulitsas Zuniga - Daily Kos
Tom Anderson, Chris DeWolfe - Myspace
Meg Hourihan - Blogger
Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales - Wikipedia
May the evolution/revolution of media and technology and information and communication and community continue!