These have been copied from Steve’s LinkedIn profile page:
Founder, program director, instructor
Digital News Test Kitchen
Online Editorial Assistant at Outside Magazine
Steve individually mentored several students—including myself—interested in the digital future of journalism. As an instructor, he has the rare ability to teach a subject many practitioners are still learning. When it came to training student to use their smartphones as a reporting tool or organizing a workshop digital journalism skills, Steve’s patience was inexhaustible; his insights: invaluable. This premature departure from The University of Colorado Boulder is ultimately a prelude to the exciting ventures to come.less
January 19, 2014, Stephen reported to Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Peter A. Horvitz Chair in Journalism Innovation at the S.I. Newhouse School, Syracuse University
Steve always has one foot in the future. He’s a tireless champion of innovation and change, and is one of the few people I can say is a true expert in all aspects of digital media — including the business side. He’s the kind of person that every forward-thinking institution is desperate to find and is paranoid to lose.
May 13, 2013, Dan was with another company when working with Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
President, Brett Family Foundation
Steve is terrific. I know him because I’m the President of the Brett Family Foundation which has funded his work and because I personally audited a class he taught at CU.
May 16, 2013, Linda was with another company when working with Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Manager of Student Media, University of Colorado
I’ve known Steve since the dawn of the commercial Internet era and consider him one of the pioneers of digital media, a true visionary. So it was a pleasure to work with Steve at the University of Colorado’s journalism program, and regret that he’s leaving. Steve’s Digital News Test Kitchen has been a boon for cutting-edge and emerging technology in news media and journalism. His leadership and depth of knowledge of the tech industry, and especially the local technology startup community, has been invaluable in introducing students including the staff I manage at CUIndependent.com to new platforms and applications that can be used as tools for modern journalism.less
May 13, 2013, Gil worked directly with Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at University of Colorado
If I had to choose the prototype for “Journalist for the 21st Century,” it would be Steve. I’ve worked with him for the last three years as he’s managed the University of Colorado’s Digital News Test Kitchen – even co-taught a course with him on Trends in Digital Media – and his talents never cease to impress me. He has an uncanny eye for whatever important digital tools are emerging, but his great gift is to filter the utility of “cool stuff” through his impeccable journalistic sensibilities. Steve is organized, energetic and creative. And he’s an excellent writer!less
May 10, 2013, Paul worked directly with Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Photojournalist, Teacher, PhD student
There are certainly many talented individuals in the journalism program at the University of Colorado. Steve, however, stands out for his encouraging approach to students, his up-to-date knowledge of media technologies and content platforms and his prescience for the future of the industry. Steve is an incredibly valuable asset to the university and its journalism students. In summary, he’s a smart, informed and pleasant guy to be around.less
May 20, 2013, Kevin worked with Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
I’ve worked with Steve for three years at CU as a student, research colleague and student media editor. In each of these roles he has provided invaluable advice and assistance from educating me about mobile journalism to introducing me to the world of computer-assisted reporting. Not only did Steve act as an teacher and mentor, but also as a leader in founding the Digital News Test Kitchen.less
May 14, 2013, Robert reported to Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Entrepreneur and Consultant
Steve balances a wide and deep knowledge base as a new media guru with the realist pragmatic practices of the journalist. His passion and curiosity about what the future holds is how he is able to create and maintain that balance. This speaks to his flexible and nimble mind. Students enjoy his teaching and guidance. It is a pleasure working with him.
May 20, 2013, Daniel worked directly with Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Master’s Degree Candidate at University of Denver
Steve was one of the most respectful teachers that I had at CU-boulder. I had him for two semesters, experimenting with innovative digital media tools for journalists together, which largely helped me to develop a mind of creativity in the process of doing reporting projects on different topics. As a dedicated and responsible teacher, he is very good at setting up online study platforms for students and updating blogs on a regular basis. He often gives great instructions and feedback on our projects, willing to spend time with students individually. I learned a lot of useful storytelling tools from his class. Steve is undoubtably a qualified teacher!less
May 20, 2013, Glenna worked directly with Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Communications Manager, Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Colorado
Steve’s expertise in digital technology and journalism is matched only by his passion for the field. I learned a lot from him and his enthusiasm for new ideas and products is infectious.
June 6, 2013, Michelle worked directly with Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Internship and Career Coordinator at University of Colorado at Boulder Journalism and Mass Communication
Steve is a leader in digital innovation education and worked tirelessly to help lead our CU JMC students into the digital age. He makes complex technical informatino easy to understand and is very approachable. I highly recommend Steve!
May 14, 2013, Christine worked directly with Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Communications Coordinator at Colorado State University
Steve Outing is talented and skilled communications professional and instructor who is adept in many areas of new media technologies. His work in the Digital News Test Kitchen in the journalism program at the University of Colorado was an inspiration, and he taught many of my students how to use the most recent tools of the trade in a constantly changing field.
May 14, 2013, Jefferson worked directly with Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Proofreader/Copywriter at Sports Authority
Steve is incredibly resourceful, constantly growing and adapting to changes within the world of journalism. As an instructor, he is very approachable and full of creative ideas. His passion for finding ways to use technology in journalism to tell stories both uniquely and differently is infectious.
May 14, 2013, Molly reported to Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
associate professor at University of Colorado
I highly recommend Steve. He is thoughtful, collaborative, and prolific in recognizing opportunities for innovation in journalism and other areas of new-media technology.
April 8, 2013, Mike worked directly with Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Assistant to the Chair, University of Washington, Human Centered Design and Engineering
Steve has the ability to see new opportunities in journalism and new-media technology and uses his collaborative nature to build projects relevant to the field. His innovative ideas provide insight that benefit both online and offline communities. Working with Steve has been rewarding and an excellent learning experience.
April 11, 2013, Robin reported to Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Digital Media Associate – Consultant at The Climate Reality Project
Steve’s passion for journalism is present in every project he works on. From dissecting college news business models to analyzing the latest digital journalism tools, Steve inspires students to join him in discovering new ways to interact with the consumer. I have had the pleasure of working with him on various projects:
– Partnership with Denver Post’s AmericanHomecomings.com where JMC students were able to create multimedia blog posts
– Evaluating the “CU Independent” for efficient business models
– Creating the Student Advisory Board for the Colorado Daily: where students were able to give first hand advice and insight on how to produce and market content for CU Boulder students
His guidance and advice had allowed me to excel during my masters program at the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Digital News Test Kitchen – JMC Program.less
May 13, 2013, Angelica reported to Steve at Digital News Test Kitchen
Editor & Publisher
Experienced, results-focused innovator, product manager and consultant in interactive media.
Since 1995, I have benefitted from Steve’s insight and wide knowledge of interactive media and its importance to newspapers. When my team launched MaineToday.com in mid-1995, Steve was one of the only experts in the field, and he willingly critiqued and advised sites like ours. He was a unifying force to the industry in those early years, and his stature has only grown since then.less
December 8, 2005, Joe was with another company when working with Steve at Editor & Publisher
Chief Marketing Officer at agency MRY, international speaker, columnist
Steve’s one of my favorite writers, analysts, and strategists for making sense of online publishing and how it fits in with broader media and technology trends.
December 7, 2005, David was with another company when working with Steve at Editor & Publisher
Director, Digital Media at The Globe and Mail
Steve, through his columns, has consistently provided needed insights into the trends shaping the media industry both off- and online. His analysis and commentary have produced immeasurable benefit to the journalism community at large.
December 8, 2005, Craig was with another company when working with Steve at Editor & Publisher
Principal at Cannon River Associates
Always insightful, relevant and useful well-spring of information about online publishing.
December 7, 2005, Patty was with another company when working with Steve at Editor & Publisher
Public Information Officer at Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
Steve was a great help establishing the Gov-L e-mail list at Poynter Institute.
January 16, 2009, Reid was with another company when working with Steve at Editor & Publisher
Chief Commercial Officer at Aerion Corporation
Steve and I worked together on the Eyetrack III study. Take a look and judge for yourself, this piece is a masterpiece! (http://www.poynterextra.org/eyetrack2004/index.htm)
He and his co-project manager, Laura Ruel, were an absolute joy to work with and this ground-breaking, landmark report is the fruit of their labor. He does good work, and is a pleasure to work with on top of it all!less
January 9, 2006, Colin was with another company when working with Steve at Poynter Institute
Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; tech evangelist & skeptic
Am a big fan of Steve’s and trust him implicitly to help me navigate the confusing new media world. He’s terrific.
December 21, 2005, Sree worked directly with Steve at Poynter Institute
Director, Content, Social & Design at Sprint Nextel
When you want to know what’s coming down the road for the industry, Steve’s the guy to ask. He’s always at the forefront of new media
December 22, 2005, Leah was with another company when working with Steve at Poynter Institute
Director of Media and Internet Services, Adjunct Professor of Journalism
Steve Outing is an outstanding student and analyst of the constantly changing Internet media scene. He is ahead of the curve in understanding trends, and he is generous in his willingness to share his expertise and advice.
December 10, 2005, Alan was with another company when working with Steve at Poynter Institute
Director EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) at AIM Group // Classified Intelligence LLC
I’ve been working with Steve at E-Media Tidbits since many years and it has always been a pleasure. He’s smart in spotting trends early and – as important – he’s able to explain why the news industry should better listen.
December 9, 2005, Katja was with another company when working with Steve at Poynter Institute
Digital Content Strategist
Steve’s column is an invaluable tool for Internet professionals who are concerned about best practices, current trends and what’s just over the horizon.
December 9, 2005, Fred was Steve’s client
Director of Product Management at Yahoo
Steve’s work analyzing news consumers’ habits, plus his insight into the evolving world of digital news has long been an invaluable resource for me.
December 8, 2005, Anthony was with another company when working with Steve at Poynter Institute
President, Informed Interactive
Steve’s a smart guy, always forward-looking, frequently spotting the trends the industry needs to watch.
December 8, 2005, Jay was with another company when working with Steve at Poynter Institute
General Manager, Online at The Chronicle of Higher Education
I simply wouldn’t know what to do without my daily dose of E-media Tidbits, the industry blog that Steve edits. It’s the single best way of keeping on top of trends. Steve’s E&P column is also one of my favorites. He always seems to tackle the subjects that are the most important to me at the time.
December 7, 2005, Ken was with another company when working with Steve at Poynter Institute
Helping brands tell stories as Empower’s Director of Content, #CincySM founder, mentor at The Brandery
Steve’s on my list of must reads when it comes to what’s new in Internet media. The landscape moves quickly and Steve not only has a forward-looking perspective, but great examples of people and companies that are actually putting new theories and technologies to use.
December 8, 2005, Kevin was with another company when working with Steve at Poynter Institute
VP and Senior Analyst, BIA/Kelsey
I’ve relied on Steve for ten years to provide exceptionally thorough, objective analysis of local media companies and strategies. He brings a top reporter’s eye to the table, and the industry has learned to count on his integrity. I’ve worked indirectly with Steve on several projects as well. He is a total pleasure to work with, at all times.
December 7, 2005, Peter was with another company when working with Steve at Poynter Institute
Publisher at The Batavian
Steve provides invaluable insight based on years of experience in the new media industry.
December 7, 2005, Howard was with another company when working with Steve at Poynter Institute