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  Joao-Pierre Ruth
Professional/Personal Overview
  A journalist with more than eighteen years of experience writing news about startups, tech, entertainment, and publicly traded companies as well as innovative technology startups in downton New York. I have a boots-on-the-ground approach to cultivating news.
Work Info
Editor 3 Years
Reporter 18 Years
Writer 18 Years
Business (general) 18 Years
Technology 16 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
18 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
TheStreet (11+), Xconomy.com (11+), The Record (3-5), OnlineVideo.net (1-2)
Other Work History
Staff Writer 1997- January 2011.

Web Reporter 2008-January 2011.
Computer Skills
Windows and Mac operating systems, WordPress, Joomla, InDesign
Technical Skills
Website administration, copy editing
Laptop, digital audio recorder,camera
Weekly Newspapers, First Place Business News 2000
Society of Professional Journalists, New Jersey Chapter. (Awarded in 2001).

Second Place Investigative Reporting 2001
Working Press Association of New Jersey.

First Place for Business Financial Reporting, 2000
Working Press Association of New Jersey.

First Place Feature Award 1998
Working Press Association of New Jersey.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Xconomy, 10/29/2015)
Venture capitalist Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures, Bradley Tusk, founder of Tusk Holdings, and André Dua, director at McKinsey & Co., discussed how the workforce, business models, and drivers of the economy have shifted in the post-Uber world.
(Xconomy, 10/16/2015)
Is there more to Facebook than status updates and likes? The short answer is yes, and not just because of acquisitions such as Oculus VR (though that does factor into its plans).
(Xconomy, 10/6/2015)
Taking a few lessons learned before and during their time at MakerBot, the founders of Brooklyn-based Voodoo Manufacturing are trying to prove they can turn 3D printing and related services into a scalable business.
(Xconomy, 9/29/2015)
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took part in a fireside chat, laying out a bit of her strategy to make her company more competitive.
(Xconomy, 9/23/2015)
There are different views on where New York fits in the grander innovation landscape, from wannabe to the toast of the East Coast. One thing is clear: the activity in the city's tech scene has drawn the attention of Wall Streeters.
(TheStreet, 7/9/2015)
What once was a forgettable movie genre that for decades couldn't match Richard Donner's Superman, Spider-Man has found its stride with big hits for movie studios and broadcasters. Now, more than ever, there is a flood of television shows and movies based on comic books on the way.
(TheStreet, 5/4/2015)
Raw, unfiltered and politically-charged perspectives lie at the center of Vice's heart, but can the magazine-turned-millennial brand become more than a niche player if CEO Shane Smith finally gets his own television network?
(Xconomy, 10/31/2013)
Springboard Enterprises let the media have a closer look at what its accelerator for women-led companies has been up to. A pair of high-profile players from the New York investing scene also offered advice on how, when, and whom to raise money with.
(Xconomy, 10/3/2013)
It is not often that startups, big companies, and a celebrity chef come together to talk growth strategies, but that was the scene at the annual Executive Marketing Summit at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
(Xconomy, 7/19/2013)
Multiple organizations in New York-including Girls Who Code, Cornell NYC Tech, and L'Oreal-and across the country are taking on this task while also encouraging new generations of women to explore careers steeped in programming languages and data.
(Xconomy.com, 7/27/2012)
When Dave McClure, founding partner of startup incubator 500 Startups, visits New York he typically tries to stir up the innovation community. Last night was no different. At the tail end of the one-day Smash Summit, McClure brought Fred Wilson, managing partner of Union Square Ventures on stage.