Rafat gets Blogspotted: Heather Green interviews Rafat Ali.
But while he says that he has enjoyed starting his own media company, balancing being a founder and a journalist is turning out to be tricky. Ali says he has had run ins with advertisers who were unhappy with stories or thought competitors are getting more ink . And he has to think about how to be involved with reporting when and if he brings on investors who might be running the companies he’s covering. These are classic issues, but interesting to watch as it develops within the Petri dish of the blogosphere.
I get to “moderate” Rafat at a conference on Friday in L.A. (and no, that’s not Lower Alabama)