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Thank You for the Honor, CEDIA

Founding editor Julie Jacobson shares CEDIA Fellow’s honor with CE Pro team.

Thank You for the Honor, CEDIA

Julie Jacobson · July 28, 2017

I am honored to join the esteemed ranks of CEDIA Fellows for 2017. Thank you, CEDIA board for the recognition, and congratulations to my fellow Fellows this year – David Graham of Grahams Hi-Fi in London, and Australia-based Len Wallis of Len Wallis Audio.

It’s been a privilege to serve the industry and our trade organization for so long, and a complete joy to participate in the CEDIA Technology Council currently.

One reason I’m able to do these things is because of my awesome colleagues at EH Publishing, including Jason Knott and the entire CE Pro team. I often get an undo share of the glory because I happen to have the luxury of doing (mostly) what I want, which makes me pretty visible – for better or for worse.

The rest of the gang toils on many thankless tasks that make us such a force in the industry. While my face and my words are sprawled across the Internet, my colleagues are generating revenue-making products … and revenue. They’re setting schedules, nagging me to meet those schedules, working with advertisers, managing CE Pro 100 lists and other major research projects, spreading themselves among many publications and business units, dealing with politics at HQ … and still cranking out a whole lot of great content.

They’re also the ones apologizing for “that thing that Julie wrote.”

So you see, the things I personally do that make me appear worthy of being a CEDIA Fellow … are the things the whole CE Pro team does together.

Thank you all for the privilege of being part of this fantastic industry!

CEDIA Fellow 2017


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  About the Author

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at julie.jacobson@emeraldexpo.com

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Comments

Posted by Julie Jacobson on July 29, 2017

Thanks a lot, Walt and Ric. As for sheefag, I guess any new biases stemming from a trade-association award would be a wash: We have received honors from both CEDIA and CTA (TechHome).

Posted by sheefag on July 29, 2017

Doesn’t this compromise impartiality of the press somewhat?

Posted by Walt Zerbe on July 28, 2017

WELL DESERVED JULIE!  You are glue that holds it all together.  You have been there when business was nuts, and when business was challenging (housing crash).  You are now with us when there’s nothing but opportunity.  You are wonderful for our industry, and wonderful as a person.  I look forward to MANY more years of Julie!

Posted by RightatHomeTech on July 28, 2017

Julies, as much as you do and have done, this is well deserved recognition for your time enlighting us poor readers of what you have seen, learned and heard in this rapidly changing market.  I for one appreciate all of your efforts as well as the entire staff at CEPro. Well done!

Posted by RightatHomeTech on July 28, 2017

Julies, as much as you do and have done, this is well deserved recognition for your time enlighting us poor readers of what you have seen, learned and heard in this rapidly changing market.  I for one appreciate all of your efforts as well as the entire staff at CEPro. Well done!

Posted by Walt Zerbe on July 28, 2017

WELL DESERVED JULIE!  You are glue that holds it all together.  You have been there when business was nuts, and when business was challenging (housing crash).  You are now with us when there’s nothing but opportunity.  You are wonderful for our industry, and wonderful as a person.  I look forward to MANY more years of Julie!

Posted by sheefag on July 29, 2017

Doesn’t this compromise impartiality of the press somewhat?

Posted by Julie Jacobson on July 29, 2017

Thanks a lot, Walt and Ric. As for sheefag, I guess any new biases stemming from a trade-association award would be a wash: We have received honors from both CEDIA and CTA (TechHome).