David M. Cole

David M. Cole is the editor and publisher of NewsInc., the weekly newsletter on the business of the newspaper business, and proprietor of The Cole Group.

The former assistant managing editor for systems of the San Francisco Examiner, during his 12-year career Cole was responsible for all newsroom computer systems (mostly under the title “systems editor”), ranging from on-line experiments in the early 1980s to developing desktop color separation systems by the end of the decade. In addition, Cole was the art director of the paper from 1985-86 (running two departments simultaneously), was an assistant news editor and makeup editor of the paper from 1978-79 and was a copy editor from 1977-78. Between 1984 and 1988 he ran The Examiner Poll, a public opinion survey.