Ed Driscoll has a long history with PJ Media. He was part of our original network of bloggers when PJM was founded in 2005, produced our weekly show on Siriux-XM when it aired from 2007 through 2010, and he appeared at the 2008 Republican Convention in Minneapolis in the first interviews produced by PJTV. So, in a sense, it was a natural outcome for Ed to become a PJ Columnist in early 2009. He’s also our San Jose editor, and he founded the PJ Lifestyle blog last year.
Ed studied journalism, radio and television production in college while earning a degree in history, and then studied filmmaking at NYU. He later did a stint as financial planner, and co-authored a book on business, before becoming a full-time freelance journalist, writing hundreds of articles before becoming affiliated with PJ Media:
I’ve written “dead tree” articles for everybody from PC World to Guitar World, and online for National Review, the Weekly Standard and Tech Central Station. I was also one of the earliest contributors to Blogcritics. In early (pre-9/11) September of 2001, I did a Google search to see who was linking to an article I had written for NRO. It was then that I discovered a newly created blog called “Instapundit,” which was the first blog I noticed on Blogspot.com that was aggregating news and opinion. That was when the light bulb went off that a blog could do anything. I launched my own blog a few months afterwards.
Media bias is a recurring theme on Ed’s blog, along with Washington’s transition from a War on Terror under President Bush to a war on jobs, the media and affordable energy under President Obama. Ed also has written a fair amount of music, DVD and gadget reviews. And, as the presidential election season goes into hyperdrive, you can look forward to reading about that topic on his blog as well.
When he’s not working and writing, Ed says he likes to write and work: “I also really love doing the thumbnails for the PJM homepage, and I have learned quite a bit about the intricacies of Photoshop in the process.” Like a number of pioneering bloggers, he has a background in DIY music production, having played guitar, bass and keyboard in his college rock band.