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Jack’s new book, Hooked Up: A New Generation’s Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the World, shares insights into the first generation to grow up with the Internet and how they are likely to impact business, culture and society. Jack is a media ecologist and chairman of Media Advisory Group, which provides economic counsel to more than 250 media, advertising, marketing, entertainment and financial services companies who subscribe to the weekly Jack Myers Media Business Report. Jack speaks internationally on the impact of emerging media technologies on society, culture and business. He is an award-winning documentary film producer, author of four books and founder of the Women in Media Mentoring Initiative and Syracuse University Newhouse Network. Jack is the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award, won the Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival, and has been nominated for both an Academy and Emmy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. His most recent production is the Focus Forward documentary series with Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan Group, underwritten by GE.
His 1998 book, Reconnecting with Customers: Building Brands and Profits in The Relationship Age, is recognized as a leading edge primer that anticipated today's dramatic digital transformation. Virtual Worlds: Rewiring Your Emotional Future, published in 2007, focuses on the growing influence of social networks on young people. He began his career in sales and management positions at Metromedia Outdoor, ABC Radio and CBS Television, While in college, he co-founded the Syracuse New Times. Jack is a Board Member Emeritus of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. He served on the Advisory Board for the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University. He studied Media Ecology with Dr. Neil Postman at NYU and Radio-TV at Syracuse University.
In Hooked Up, Jack Myers examines a small section of Generation Y (born in 1991-1995), which he dubs “Internet Pioneers,” and the crucial difference that separates this group from... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Connor
As a 21 year old and described "Internet Pioneer," Hooked Up is an interesting read full of fascinating topics that are prevalent in society today. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sika Degbo
Like the first television generation before them, the first generation to grow up where the internet existed from the first moment they were capable of using it has a different... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Charles Ashbacher
This publication is quite informative with regard to the communicative approach, ideas regarding sex, relationships and the like. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by Happy
12/21/12 - A day predicted by the Mayans to signify the end of the world (as we know it). I have long worried what that meant for future generations, if mankind would deplete all... Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Melissa Brown
It may seem obvious but young people will determine the future of our species. In the midst of the hand-wringing about Millennials, Jack Myers has produced a study that ought to... Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by Tom Guarriello
In Hooked Up, Jack Myers is starting the conversation that we all need to be having about the pioneers of the internet generation (born 1991-1995). Read morePublished on October 24, 2012 by Sarah C
I am 3 years older than Myers' target "Internet Pioneer" age, but the overall messages still resonate. I read the book in a couple of subway trips, one of the fastest reads. Read morePublished on October 24, 2012 by Thomas Calabrese
Author Jack Myers and has put his years of research to work in the new book, Hooked Up: A New Generation's Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the World. Read morePublished on October 11, 2012 by BookLoverRome