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Matt Bean

Matt Bean
Editor in Chief, Sunset Magazine

Matt Bean is the Editor in Chief of Sunset Magazine and an entrepreneur advising start-ups and early-stage companies. He is the former editor-in-chief of Men’s Health. Formerly he was senior vice president of editorial innovation at Time Inc., where he led a group charged with extending the company’s award-winning content. Bean came to that role from Entertainment Weekly, where he was editor. … Continued

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Ellen Fort

Ellen Fort
Editor, Eater SF

Ellen has been covering the Bay Area food scene since 2014, breaking news and reporting on the latest trends and restaurants. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone in St. Helena, Ellen is well-versed in the workings of restaurants and kitchens; she also spent several years working and living in Napa Valley, soaking … Continued

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Jim Gordon

Jim Gordon
Editor, Wines & Vines

JIM GORDON, Editor, Wines & Vines magazine since 2006, is responsible for the editorial content of the monthly trade magazine founded in 1919 and its related digital publications and conferences. He directs the editorial staff and assigns and edits articles on grape growing, wine making and wine marketing. He regularly researches and writes reports on … Continued

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Dianne Jacob

Dianne Jacob
Writing Coach, Author, Freelance Editor

Previously a newspaper, magazine, and publishing company editor-in-chief, Dianne Jacob became a full-time writing coach, author, and freelance editor in 1996. She coaches writers across the US, Canada, Europe and Asia on writing and publishing books, freelance articles, and blogs. Authors she has coached have signed with major publishers including Chronicle Books; Little, Brown; Ten … Continued

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Louise Kiernan

Louise Kiernan
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Associate Professor, Medill School of Journalism

Louise Kiernan, an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, was formerly a writing coach, editor and reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Louse was the lead writer on “Gateway to Gridlock,” a report on the American air-traffic system, which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. After joining the Tribune as an intern in … Continued

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Cyril Penn

Cyril Penn
Editor, Wine Business Monthly

Cyril Penn is editor in chief of Wine Business Monthly and winebusiness.com, part of Wine Communications Group, the leading supplier of information to the wine industry.  Penn has been with WBM since 2000. His work on the wine business has appeared in a number of publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, where he contributed the … Continued

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