Steve Outing on the move (at least virtually)

Longtime online journalism leader Steve Outing has left the Poynter Institute to work on his own Internet company, Outing announced in Poynter’s E-Media Tidbits blog.

In the mid-1990s, Outing was one of the first reporters to write regularly on the emergence of online journalism, through a daily column on the Editor & Publisher website. That column decreased in frequency over the years, and Outing, who lives in Boulder, Colo., joined Florida-based Poynter as a full-time employee in 2001, bringing his group blog with him.

Now Outing will devote more time to his Enthusiast Group LLC, which he calls a “publisher of a network of citizen-media-driven websites about adventure sports and activities.”

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