Brian Ross is a publisher, editor, writer, screenwriter, graphic designer, filmmaker, web designer and photographer that brings his unique talents to new media. Trained as a filmmaker and photographer at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Mr. Ross worked in Hollywood for several years writing screenplays, commercials and interstitials. His short film "Timothy's Adventures" won a spot on an international tour for the L.A. International Children's Film Festival, and was released internationally. A stint doing some consulting work on the pioneering field of multi-media led him to work with Apple Computer and Claris Corp as a consultant, leveraging media, design and the new Internet for corporate clients. He left that business in 2000 to found the first sports e-zine, Minor League News. He was the publisher and editor of the first subscription-driven sports magazine until 2010. Mr. Ross also has been blogging about politics since 2007, and has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. In 2011 he founded Truth-2-Power.com, an e-zine of political and social opinion. He is also the managing editor of the JazzSkool.org public wiki, and soon will launch a new ezine, GNUStar.com. He is also working on a novel, his first work of fiction in more than a decade, and a sports book: "A Decade in the Minors" with articles and remembrances of pioneering a digital magazine.
Areas of Expertise
Internet Publishing Pioneer, New Media, Filmmaking, Political Analysis, Investing Strategies, Photographer, Designer Illustrator, Cooking, Travel, Music Criticism
An idea worth spreading
We need to innovate the United States government into forward thinking strategies. Universal Health Care could be easily paid by putting our health care savings into an account which the Federal Reserve lends out to banks and other large institutional customers, just as it lends directly from the Reserve itself. Retirement funds should likewise be collected as part of payroll and set aside in funds that private enterprise can draw on, and pay back. Right now Wall Street gets its money for next to nothing, and makes a fortune off of it. It would be nice to take a piece out of that cash cow and put it back to public purpose rather than gifting it to companies worth trillions.
I'm passionate about
Social justice, jazz music, cooking, investing, seeing amazing places, sampling and creating amazing cuisine, and learning about anything and everything new.
Talk to me about
Anything you want. I'm always interested in learning something new.
People don't know I'm good at
I'm pretty fair juggler.