I’m John Hubbell, the founder of Old Bridge Media. Thanks for visiting my site.
My early career included years working as a writer and editor on the national, foreign and political desks of the Associated Press and the San Francisco Chronicle. I also worked at The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, the Microsoft Network, did a stint helping to edit the International Herald Tribune in Hong Kong, and served as a (very) young managing editor in Mississippi.
I decided to leave daily deadlines in 2005 and seek my master’s degree at UNC Chapel Hill. When I graduated two years later, re-entering the media landscape was a bit like Jason Robards surveying the transformed earth of “The Day After.” A lot — no, everything — had changed.
It meant charting my own course, and telling stories in new ways. And while I continue to work in traditional journalism — and moor each project to the ethics and standards I have followed throughout my career — I founded Old Bridge Media to explore the future.
I’ve been lucky to team with incredibly talented visual journalists, interactive designers, directors, exhibit planners and many others. Our collaborations have resulted in engaging museums, Emmy Award-winning web and television programming, and even a symphony concert.
“Producers produce,” my friend Craig, a film director, told me one day years ago. This was a bit after I had become itchy writing newspaper stories, and asked him casually what that job title meant. His statement was both quizzical and prescient: Producing, I’ve learned, is the amorphous, all-encompassing act of doing what needs doing to get a project done. Whatever I’m doing, I’m always producing.
This site showcases what I’ve joined with others to make so far. My blog gives a glimpse into work I admire, works in progress and other observations as they come along.
Thanks for taking a look. Feel free to be in touch.