Jonathan Cooper, age 36, is Vice President of Content where he is currently leading the Ben Franklin Project, an experiment to publish 18 daily websites and newspapers using free, web-based tools. Previously he worked as director of digital content and corporate multimedia editor for Journal Register Company. He has also served as managing editor and online director of the New Haven Register; and editor of The Herald (New Britain, CT) and The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT). As director of specialty publications, he launched the company's youth-market magazines in Connecticut and Philadelphia and also led the expansion of Journal Register's Spanish-language portfolio in Connecticut and New York.
Mr. Cooper's work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Post and Keene Sentinel (Keene, NH), and he recently taught digital reporting at Quinnipiac University. He holds a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Keene State College.
Mr. Cooper lives in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.