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Mark Potts is a leader in the development of innovative strategies and products in online and print media. He created one of the first electronic news prototypes in the early 1990s, and then co-founded The Washington Post Co.’s digital division. As co-founder of Backfence.com and GrowthSpur, he has been a pioneer in the field of hyperlocal news and information. Mark served as vice president for content at the Lawrence Journal-World and was acting VP and editor of Philly.com, the web site for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. He also served as Chief Product Officer for Cahners Business Information, then the United States' largest trade publisher, where he managed Cahners Digital. As a consultant, Mark has developed strategies and products for The Washington Post Co., the Los Angeles Times, Cox Communications, HealthCentral Network, Allvoices.com, the Connecticut Mirror, Classified Ventures, Tribe Networks and others. Mark currently is a strategic and product development consultant and entrepreneur, and CEO/founder of news-aggregation site Newspeg.com.

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