Simon Owens is a 24-year-old online analyst for New Media Strategies and also writes regularly for PBS's Media Shift. He is a former newspaper journalist and currently lives in Arlington, Virginia. He is obsessed with different kinds of media and his favorite news outlets include NPR and The New Yorker. He has been interviewed by reporters from the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC News, The Hartford Courant and a number of television and radio programs about his expertise in new media. Born in Texas, he has also lived in Illinois and Pennsylvania and graduated from Shippensburg University in 2006 with a degree in English.