Anthony De Rosa, aka Tumblr’s King, aka Twitter’s Stallion, helped transform how we consume news. He broke in by writing his own stories and deftly covering news stories on his Tumblr Blog, SoupSoup, and Twitter, @antderosa. His rapid coverage helped set a standard for how reporters provide news updates, corrections, and fact check in a 24/7 news cycle online. De Rosa showed newspaper and television cable channels, which hesitate(d) to switch over to digital platforms, how to do so. They then flocked to him to serve as their social media editor, consultant, ambassador, attache and hunk. All the while, other distinguished reporters, from David Carr to Josh Greenman, and fans, including Anthony Bourdain and David Karp, sang (and sing) his praises. De Rosa scored some plumb jobs, like Social Media Editor at Reuters and now Editor-in-Chief at Circa, but its these institutions who are lucky to have scooped up this muckraker.
If you wish to follow one of Anthony’s followers, I’m @catielazarus and cone to a live taping, next Wednesday, December 18th at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater or Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at Joe’s Pub. www.employeeofthemonthshow.com