Alum Clair Whitner Recalls Early Days of Online Journalism

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

CNET -- By the end of my tenure at CNET, a photo of our “pioneering” team had been included in the journalism 101 textbook I'd studied at San Francisco State University. I can’t find that photo or even a reference to the textbook now. In fact, I can’t find any reference to anything I worked on at CNET. Wikipedia says I wrote this story in 1996, now attributed to “CNET Staffer.” That’s it. All I could find. Poof.

So goes life. A lot of work followed by Poof.

But in 1996, we were the future.