London— Streamworks International, a global specialist in delivering frontline breaking news in real-time, has named Merrill Brown to its advisory board. The media industry veteran will be joining as an advisor to help the company’s business and strategic development efforts in the U.S. and throughout the global media business. Brown was recently named inaugural Director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University.
In this role, Brown will be working with Bernard Gershon, who was recently named as an advisor to the company, to help Streamworks’ distribute its online video products to the U.S. news market. He will also be assisting Streamworks’ CEO Ray Mia on the global rollout of business operations, as well as advising on the company’s current strategic rise.
Brown is a veteran journalist, media executive and consultant who has worked in print, broadcast and digital outlets for over 20 years. He is a pioneer in the delivery of online news, having been the first editor-in-chief of MSNBC.com and having been involved as a strategic consultant and board member for dozens of digital media ventures. He reported on Wall Street as a correspondent for the Washington Post. He was later hired to help create Court TV, where he served as senior vice president. He was also brought on board at NowPublic, a citizen journalism news network with contributors from around the globe.