Karen J. Bannan

"Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower." - Author Unknown

Work Experience

1994 to present - Freelance Writer and Editor

Writing and editing feature articles, news, and reviews for Access Magazine, AdvertisingAge, American Way, Arthritis Today, Better Homes & Gardens, Bridal Guide, Broadband Week, BusinessWeek Online, Child, Crain's B2B, Crain's Chicago Business, Crain’s New York Business, Computer Shopper, Country Living, eCFO Magazine, eContent Magazine, Energy for Women, Family Circle, Fitness, Forbes, For Me, Fortune Small Business, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Health, the Hollywood Reporter, Internet World, iVillage.com, Ladies' Home Journal, Marie Claire, Maxim, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, MyBusiness, New York Magazine, the New York Times, Oxygen Magazine, Parenting, Parents, PC Magazine, PC World, Reader's Digest, Redbook Magazine, Robb Report, Scientific American, Shape, Small Business Computing, Time Magazine, USA Weekend, The Wall Street Journal, Weight Watchers, Woman's Day, Working Woman, Yahoo! Internet Life, YM, and Yoga Journal. Worked as project editor during four-month Forbes eBusiness magazine publishing cycle. Wrote a series of bi-weekly newsletters for Internet World. Wrote a bi-weekly column for BusinessWeek Online.

Oct. 1997 to Oct. 1999 Ziff-Davis, Inc.
Senior Writer, Inter@ctive Week

Responsibilities included writing feature stories, news and reviews; attending trade shows and conferences; creating and maintaining industry contacts; writing Digital Devices column; tracking industry trends. Beats encompassed servers, workstations, wireless technologies, digital and interactive television, Internet appliances, broadband technology, open access regulation, and the cable industry with a special focus on how it all affected the Internet industry.

Aug. 1996 to Oct. 1997 Ziff-Davis, Inc.
Staff Writer, PC Magazine/PC Magazine Online

Responsibilities included evaluating a variety of software and hardware products; writing ten to 15 reviews per week for the InternetUser section of PC Magazine Online; writing and editing First Looks, Second Looks and feature stories for PC Magazine; meeting with vendors; attending trade shows; writing industry trends. Wrote the Top 100 Web sites cover story, participated in planning and writing the Top 100 CD-ROMs story. Co-wrote the Holiday Gift Guide feature package. Also assisted in re-design of PC Magazine Online.


New York University, New York, New York
M.A., Magazine Journalism

State University of New York
B.A., Media and Communications


American Society of Journalists and Authors
Society of Professional Journalists
Association of Health Care Journalists
Newswoman's Club of New York