I am a husband and father who lives in Florida on a real hillside (a surprise in Central Florida). For work, I am the managing editor of Orlando Sentinel, which means I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Web site and the print newspaper.
As my resume says, I specialize in strategic planning for digital growth for mobile, desktop, video and social media. Part of my job involves working with advertising and marketing on audience and revenue growth. Over time, I have concentrated on transforming “traditional” newsrooms through training at newspapers and TV stations into digital first/digital now operations.
Our staff has received numerous awards in national and state contests, including being named a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news and winner of a 2017 Regional Emmy Award for our coverage of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
In my spare time, I am an avid cyclist on the road back from injuries, so elsewhere on this site you will see old blog posts and photos, mostly of my bike. If you probe even deeper in the site, you will find posts from an old baby boomer blog I maintained.
I am an enthusiastic photographer, and you will find many of my photos here (and if you reload the page, in the header). Find many more on my Instagram account.
The rest of my spare time involves the theater. I maintain the Web site of my daughter’s group, the Bay Street Players YPT, and if you are especially good with Google, you might find a photo of me as Inspector Kemp in the 2016 production of Young Frankenstein with the Bay Street Players.
Have a question for me? Drop me an e-mail at johncutter(at)me.com.