Somebody tried to IM me at work yesterday when I was typing in another window and happened to press the “n” key right after your message pop-up, thus closing the message window. Was it you? Sorry about that! You’re more than welcome to drop me a line again!
I met Michael Jordan yesterday! I met the original Michael Jordan since Edmunds’ one is older than the one ya’ll probably first thought of! He came to us from Automobile magazine and Car & Driver. He’s a pretty cool guy to talk to, even though he said he’s an “Evo” (Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution) guy! I copied and pasted the press release below from http://www.edmunds.com/help/about/press/119091/article.html.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeannine Fallon/Chintan Talati
Edmunds.com Corporate Communications
Media Hotline: 310-309-4900
Michael Jordan Named Executive Editor of Edmunds’ Inside Line
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — January 5, 2007 — Inside Line, Edmunds’ high-speed online car magazine and the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site, today announced that acclaimed automotive journalist Michael Jordan has joined its staff as Executive Editor. Jordan is based at the company’s Santa Monica headquarters.
“Michael is well known and highly regarded for creating, writing and editing stories about cars, car culture and car people,” said Inside Line Editor In Chief Scott Oldham. “With Michael’s help, Inside Line will achieve its full potential as the ultimate automotive enthusiast magazine.”
Jordan comes to the position after serving as Automobile‘s Los Angeles Bureau Chief for 20 years. He has freelanced for Newsweek International, Playboy and numerous automotive specialty publications, and he was an editor for Car and Driver. He has earned more than a dozen Moto Awards, given in recognition of excellence in international automotive media.
“For years I’ve been impressed with Edmunds; the company has a very bright future and I am eager to be a part of it,” said Jordan. “I’m joining a great team, and together we are ready to make a magazine that will set new standards in automotive journalism.”
About Edmunds.com, Inc. (http://www.edmunds.com/help/about/)
Edmunds.com, Inc. publishes three Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers and enthusiasts. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value ® , is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com was named “Best Car Research Site” by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the “Most Useful Web Site” according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated “#1” in Keynote’s study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in January 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in February 2006 and is an automotive lifestyle social networking Web site for anyone with an interest in automobiles. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.