Peter Lewis

Before launching his consultancy, Peter H. Lewis taught at Stanford University as the Hearst Visiting Professional in Residence in Stanford’s Graduate Program in Journalism, where his classes included “Digital Journalism” and “Reporting, Writing and Understanding the News.” Before joining the faculty he was a 2009-2010 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford, researching business models for online journalism.

From 1982 to 2000 he was a reporter, editor, columnist and senior writer for The New York Times, where his responsibilities included Assistant Science Editor and Assistant Financial Editor. He was the newspaper’s first Technology Editor and personally registered the domain. The Times nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Internet. From 1984 to 1996, and again from 1997 to 2000, he was the Personal Computers and Personal Technology columnist for The Times.

In 2000 Lewis joined Fortune magazine as senior editor and columnist, covering consumer technologies. He was also a regular contributor and blogger for, the website of Time Inc.’s Fortune Group. He left Fortune in 2007 and moved to Argentina to write a novel. As a freelance writer he has contributed articles to Money magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Conde Nast Portfolio, Outside and other magazines.

Lewis is a 1982 graduate of Drake University and studied physics and journalism at the University of Kansas. He and his wife, Kathryn, an artist, live in Palo Alto, California. They have two children, Laura, a clothing designer, and Nick, a Web developer.

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