Jones is an electronic media futurist,
consultant, speaker and writer on the continuing
familiarity with leading edge communications technologies, and their
applications and implications, comes from forty years of diverse hands-on experience
with multimedia: the World Wide Web, Interactive TV, television,
and film and video. His technical work in Internet, voice, LAN,
computing, and bank trading room systems contribute to his
insight into digital convergence,
Internet Neutrality and electronic journalism issues he believes
critical to American democracy.
In 2006, Dick
appeared on The New Yorkers TV show twice,
discussing the anti-democratic impact of consolidated media and
telecommunications company ownership and America's need for high quality, unbiased news
Dick's blog on Media Reform, Network Neutrality, and demanding
quality investigative journalism is
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Over the last
ten years, Dick
has been quoted on Internet and new media issues in: The
Newsletter and Web site,
New York Business, Computer World, Fortune,
Standard, MSNBC.com, Newhouse News Service,
The New York Daily
News, and The
New York Times.
Director of Progressive Internet Action, a sole
proprietorship, Dick leads a socially-responsible company that offers
its clients the web
services needed for success in the 21st Century: web site creation and hosting; e-commerce
services, Internet marketing strategy; search engine optimization services; visual and
information content development; database applications development; DVD & CD-ROM
production; multimedia 2D and
3D animations; and, training.
was CEO and an equity partner in PIA's predecessor company,
Progressive Internet Action, Inc. from 1998 to 2001. In 2001, PIA
Inc. was dissolved to enable financial investors to pursue exit
strategies resulting from its leading a partnership which won the
right to develop a 21st Century film studio in the Brooklyn Navy
Yard. This visionary project became
Over the years, PIA’s
web clients have included: C. Virginia Fields, Borough President of
The Professional Staff Congress of CUNY, Fuji Futures (Div. of Fuji
Bank); Johnson & Johnson Inc.;
and numerous other organizations.
and Carole Wilbourn, The Cat Therapist, founded Strictly Cats
Partners in October of 2003. They publish
http://www.thecattherapist.com, which is based on Carole's
thirty years of work in the behavior problems cats exhibit due to psychological and emotional problems. The site communicates
Carole's persona, mission and the main premises of her work,
provides helpful online resources for cat care-givers, and sells
Carole's books, products, seminars and consultations, and products and
services she recommends. Carole-branded products will debut in
Chief Information Officer and web developer for Film Festival
during 2002, Dick developed FFR’s web marketing
strategy, developed the FilmFestivalReporter.com web site through
several iterations, initiated a search engine optimization
program, organized content workflows, re-purposed existing
newspaper content from the Film Festival Reporter newspaper, etc.
From 2000 to
early 2002, Dick was Operations
Director of The Center For Non-Profit Technology,
deploying the Center's web design, database development,
programming, and technical support services to a large clientele
of non-profit agencies and community action organizations. http://www.cnpt.org.
Co-founder and Marketing Communications Director of Access: New Age Corporation from 1995 to 1997.
Dick developed and
implemented the branding and virtual community marketing strategy and
merchant services operations of this once-successful niche
retailing and publishing site. Though eventually closed in 2003, ANA sold thousands of book titles, products, and services
to a large worldwide clientele. Looking Deeper Magazine published free articles on New Age
topics. The Esoteric Web Index reviewed and linked visitors to sites by interest category. http://www.AccessNewAge.com
Richard R. Jones Communications
Before joining PIA, Inc. in 1998, Dick provided system development,
implementation, and consulting services for interactive
media and telecommunications technology projects dating back to 1987, with
diverse computer system project management experience dating back
to the days of punch cards.
"E-Commerce for the Fortune 500 Thousand", a marketing
presentation for Microsoft Sidewalk.com, also delivered at other venues.
Student education in WWW strategy and web site creation using Microsoft
FrontPage for the AT&T School of Business and Technology.
Web Futurist consulting for ICE, an
Internet-based kid's TV program for Children's Television Workshop
New media strategy and communications systems consulting for The New York Shakespeare Festival
Educational program consulting for the SONY Wonder Technology Lab
New media strategy presentation for PolyGram
on the future of the Internet
and interactive media at such venues as:
School of Industrial & Labor
Relations, Cornell University
the World Wide Web Artists Consortium
The Sales & Marketing Roundtable of
The Graduate Center for Worker Education at Brooklyn
College/CUNY in Tribeca.
Governors Conference on Arts & Technology
Festival of New Music and Theatre
'Zine TV, a public access TV show
The New York University Center for
Digital Multimedia Several seminar series on the future of
Numerous professional association meetings and trade
The New York PC User
Group is the oldest and largest user group in America. Dick
has been a member and supporter since 1985, and was Webmaster from 1999 to 2002.
started the FrontPage User Group
in NYC in 1997 and was Chairman until April 2002. He also started the
FrontPage Users Yahoo
Group, which continues to assist FrontPage users worldwide.
The World Wide Web Artist's
Communications Society, which later became the Association of Internet
1994-95 New York Chapter President, 1992-93