Editor and Publisher
Mr. Oppenheimer has more than three decades of experience in journalism, and is a long-time member of The Writers Grotto, based in San Francisco. He has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times among other publications, and has won a variety of reporting awards over the years, including a National Magazine Award and a first prize from Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE). He is the author of “The Flickering Mind: Saving Education from the False Promise of Technology” (Random House, 2003, 2004), which was a finalist for IRE’s investigative book award. Oppenheimer has been writing about unusual artisans since 2008, when he profiled Bob Kramer, a master kitchen bladesmith, for The New Yorker.
John Marcom is an experienced journalist and magazine-industry executive. He began his career as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal and a decade later went on to executive roles at Time Inc., the Financial Times and Yahoo. His consulting firm, Media BBQ, helped with Craftsmanship’s launch effort and continues to support its audience development and promotion.
Design and Marketing Advisors
James Fallows, national correspondent, The Atlantic
Rodes Fishburne, author of Going to See the Elephant
Katherine Fulton, president of the Monitor Institute
Cullen Murphy, editor at large for Vanity Fair
Ethan Watters, author of Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche
William Whitworth, editor emeritus of The Atlantic