Thank You for the Honor, CEDIA

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


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

About the Author

Julie Jacobson
Julie Jacobson:

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


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