BEST POST-PRINT JOURNALISTS
Jarvis Holliday and Mary C. Curtis
The death of print publications and the rise of Internet-only news outlets has left a lot of journalists out in the lurch — with tons of talent and experience, but no idea how to adapt to an ever-changing media landscape. Charlotte-based writers Jarvis Holliday and Mary C. Curtis, however, have embraced this brand-new world with open arms. Holliday left a steady editing gig at Charlotte Magazine and now, along with writing and editing for a variety of companies, creates daily content for his own popular blog, Grown People Talking. Curtis, on the other hand, served an award-winning stint as a columnist at The Charlotte Observer, until she was caught in one of the paper’s recent wave of layoffs. These days, she splits time as a contributor for several shows on National Public Radio, delivers weekly commentary on Fox News Rising and writes columns every day for AOL’s highly trafficked new Web site PoliticsDaily.com. These two ex-print pros are creating the blueprint for how journalists will chronicle the world’s events in the future. Take notes.