THE TYPE BAR
As February comes to a close, we bring you another “10 Questions” blog with another great journalist Greg Nibler of Digital Trends. Greg is a live anchor for Digital Trends Live as well as a host for Digital Trends’ other programs including Trends with Benefits. Additionally, he is the host of The Manual’s podcast and Funemployment Radio. Along with his work as anchor and host, he is also a voice actor, doing voiceovers for various commercials and private productions. Based out of Portland, Oregon, Greg covers the movers and shakers of the tech space discussing anything from the latest in consumer tech to industry news and innovation.
Digital Trends is America’s Largest Independent Tech Publisher and, for three years, has ranked in INC. 5000 in the top tiers of America’s Fastest growing companies. Digital Trends specializes in all things technology and consumer electronics products.
Read more about Greg’s role, his favorite parts of working in his space, and what he sees becoming important for journalists in the future.
1. Give us a brief explanation of your workday?
I am the Live Anchor for Digital Trends Live, which is a 90-minute broadcast every day. Digital Trends Live touches on all the major categories under DT’s coverage—from technology news and products to entertainment, gaming, and eSports. We also cover science, innovation, emerging tech, and industry disruption.
2. What is the toughest part of your role?
Getting up very early in the morning to make sure I’m up to date and knowledgeable on everything we’ll be covering on the show.
3. What is your favorite part about covering your beat?
Getting to speak to some groundbreaking tech innovators.
4. Who do you work with?
I work with the Digital Trends Live team of Producers. They are incredible people. Because they are amazing at their jobs, they, in turn, make my life easier and the broadcast even better.
5. How do you compile stories?
A lot of research. In addition to Digital Trends as my main resource, I also take a look at what’s trending on a number of platforms, and analyze what other media outlets are covering. I take a look at a broad range of sites, from tech to entertainment, to science, to make sure I can accurately report on the most verified news.
6. What does your inbox look like?
WAY too full.
7. Do you have a favorite book, tv show, or movie?
My favorite TV series is The Sopranos.
8. When you aren’t working, what do you enjoy in your free time?
I’m fortunate to live in the NW, where I have access to a lot of incredible outdoor destinations.
9. What piece of technology can you not live without?
My phone. It might as well be an extension of my own hand. (not saying that’s a good thing)
10. How do you see journalism changing in the next 10 years?
I think technology has given us access to a lot of information and has allowed a lot of people to become ‘reporters’ of some kind. However, I think verification and fact-checking will eventually become an important factor for people. I foresee more variety of curated outlets, but also a bigger push for outlets and journalists to tout the veracity and authenticity of what they are reporting, as people demand it more. At least I hope.
Want to hear from another Northwest pro on the PR side? Check out our #PRProfile blog with Seattle-based PR pro Claire Topalian: Public Relations Profile: Claire Topalian, Cove Group. There she talks storytelling, the power of PR, and how she manages work-life balance amid all the craziness.