Michael Goff and Andy have been equal partners in Towleroad, AskTell Media Group and other projects since May, 2006. In the early 90s, Michael worked as a magazine editor which led him to found and build Out magazine (and out.com) into the leading gay title. In 1996 he left and became editorial director on the team launching Microsoft’s Sidewalk city guides (sold to Citysearch), and went on as a General Manager of MSN to coordinate its move from firewall to a free network of services on the web…and on whose behalf he closed what was then the largest online advertising deal ever.
Since 2001 Michael Goff has built and folded a mobile publishing company, was the Clinton Foundation AIDS Initiative volunteer Lead in Haiti for a year; launched early citizen-journalism effort, Bayosphere with Dan Gilmore; and advised startups including (pre-Google) Blogger, Treehugger.com, and NowPublic.com.
Michael’s served on the Outfest board in Los Angeles and on AIDS Community Research Initiative of America boards for 20 years. He was an early ACTUP member, wrote the Gaydar media column for New York’s Outweek (one of which inspired the AIDS Red Ribbon), and was Paper magazine’s “gay” columnist for a year. He’s based in Brooklyn, NY and Provincetown. It’s more a place for experiments than a blog, but more about Michael on Goffspot. Michael’s posts