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Scott Rosenberg (journalist)

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Scott Rosenberg
Rosenberg at the Darknet book release party
Born1959 (age 64–65)
EducationHarvard University
Occupation(s)Journalist, editor, blogger, author
Notable credit(s)Salon.com, The San Francisco Examiner
SpouseDayna Macy

Scott Rosenberg (born 1959 in Queens, New York is an American journalist, editor, blogger and non-fiction author. He was a co-founder of Salon Media Group and Salon.com and a relatively early participant in The WELL.

Rosenberg's first book, Dreaming in Code[1] appeared in 2007. It offers a detailed perspective on collaboration and massive software endeavors, particularly the open source calendar application Chandler (PIM).

His writings at Salon.com, The San Francisco Examiner and elsewhere have ranged from theatre and film criticism to technology reporting and political commentary.

In 2009, he published a book on the history of blogging, Say Everything.[2]

In 2010 Rosenberg founded MediaBugs.org, a "service for reporting specific, correctable errors and problems in media coverage." In an interview, he explains, "We'll try to alert the journalists or news organization involved about your report and bring them into a conversation," which may get the error corrected. It is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of their News Challenge.[3] In September 2012, at the end of the funding period, he explained in a blog post that 'Much of the public sees media-outlet accuracy failures as "not our problem." The journalists are messing up, they believe, and it's the journalists' job to fix things.'[4]

Personal life


Rosenberg is the son of Jeanne and Coleman Rosenberg. He is married to Dayna Macy and has two sons, Matthew and Jack. They live in Berkeley, California.[5]

Further reading

  • Blood, Rebecca (October 2006). "Scott Rosenberg". Rebecca's Pocket. Retrieved May 8, 2009.
  • Pence, Mike (December 3, 2004). "Misbehaving on the page". Kuro5hin. Retrieved May 8, 2009.


  1. ^ Rosenberg, Scott (2007). Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software (1st ed.). New York: Crown Publishers. p. 400. ISBN 978-1-4000-8246-9.
  2. ^ Rosenberg, Scott, Say Everything: how blogging Began, what it's becoming, and why it matters, New York : Crown Publishers, 2009. ISBN 978-0-307-45136-1
  3. ^ Nieman Journalism Lab. "MediaBugs". Encyclo: an Encyclopedia of the Future of News. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  4. ^ Rosenberg, Scott (September 6, 2012). "MediaBugs — Sharing our final report to our funders at Knight". Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  5. ^ Dreaming in Code, Acknowledgements

WARNING: As of June 2022, LC credits this Scott Rosenberg ("Browse ... LC Catalog") with some works by the screenwriter born 1963. The same is true at WorldCat.