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VideoInk is the definitive authority on video-related news and industry analysis. Likened to a Deadline/Variety, VideoInk covers everything and everyone involved in the industry, including — but not limited to — deal makers, deal mechanics, and deal outcomes, as well as critical reviews, CEO/company profiles, various industry round-ups, and big picture trend stories. Our research and insights group – Cognito (www.thevideoink.com/cognito) also services data and trend analysis led by Gartner-veteran Allen Weiner.

Our regular sections include:

  • Breaking News
  • Startup / Technology Spotlights
  • Feature-Length Company and Talent Profiles
  • Industry Roundups

Meet our amazing team:

Jocelyn Johnson, Founder 

Jocelyn Johnson is the Founder of VideoInk and leads on business strategy and operations. She also regularly contributes to the publication. Johnson built VideoInk in response to the maturing deal mechanics and overall industry she found in working with clients engaged through her Public Relations business, JJPR, launched in 2011. Over the course of her seven years working in digital entertainment as a communications strategist, Johnson has worked with industry leaders including Felicia Day, Shira Lazar, Big Frame, Dailymotion, DanceOn, Indmusic, Machinima, StyleHaul, Tubular Labs, and more. She’s passionate about the growth and future of the online video industry and is excited to tell the stories that shape and move the business at large. Johnson can be reached at [email protected].

Todd Longwell, Managing Editor

Todd Longwell is VideoInk’s Managing Editor, a role he took in July 2015 after serving as the West Coast Reporter for StreamDaily. He has written for a wide range of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, American Cinematographer, Emmy, Filmmaker, Nylon Guys and, yes, even the Weekly World News. Earlier in his career, he served as senior editor for the pioneering alternative movie magazine Film Threat. For ten years, he was a regular contributor to The Hollywood Reporter. More recently, he has been a regular features contributor to Variety. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Film & Television. Email Todd at [email protected]

Evan DeSimone, Staff Reporter

Evan DeSimone is a media journalist, copywriter, and digital entertainment enthusiast. Prior to joining VideoInk he served as a staff writer for New Media Rockstars where he covered  the online entertainment industry, viral video personalities, and web culture.  His work has appeared in numerous online publications including The Billfold, The Awl, The Hairpin, and NerdWallet. Email Evan: [email protected]

Allen Weiner, Master of Insights + Digital Video Critic

Allen Weiner is a 30-plus year veteran of the media industry who worked from 1994 to 1999 and from 2003 to 2014 for Gartner Inc., as a research video president for the company’s Media Industry Advisory group. For the past year, Weiner has served as editor at large and senior strategist for Austin-based Daily Dot, the hometown newspaper of the World Wide Web. writing about the future of online video with an emphasis on emerging digital distribution platforms. An avid sports fan and devotee of food fermentation, Weiner, a native Philadelphia, lives with his wife in Austin, Texas. Reach Allen at [email protected]