Jason Chervokas is a journalist and entrepreneur living in New York.
Jason is best known as the co-founder and co-editor of @NY, a pioneering Internet news and electronic publishing venture that was the first media enterprise to cover Silicon Alley, New York City's Internet and new media tech industry. Founded in 1995, @NY was sold in 1999 to Internet.com ahead of that company's IPO.
He has served as a weekly columnist for The New York Times on the Web and for Kurt Andersen's Inside magazine, a contributing writer for IDG's Industry Standard -- where he was part of the team that created the Media Grok daily e-mail newsletter -- and an editor at ABC News Radio. His work also has appeared in publications like the Los Angeles Times, Wired and Stereophile.
Chervokas studied writing with poet Kenneth Koch and avant garde novelist Harry Mathews and journalism with long time Newsweek editor Osbourn Elliott. In 1993 he received the Emily Genauer Prize in Arts Criticism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
He has been a venture partner at Primedia Ventures, a corporate investment fund focused on media technology companies, taught journalism at Hunter College in New York City, and served on the boards of the New York New Media Association and the Shadrack Foundation.
In 1989 he co-produced and co-hosted a nine-hour radio documentary on the musical life and work of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic for WCKR-FM in NY. He's also done work as a session musician on dates for rapper Kool Moe Dee and others and produced a recording by the band Crabcorps used in the soundtrack of David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook.