He is a new-media columnist for The Guardian in London. He is associate professor and head of the entrepreneurial journalism program program at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism. He is a partner at Daylife.com.
He wrote "What Would Google Do?" and is now writing "Public Parts," a book about publicness, due out in 2011.
Jarvis was creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly, TV critic for TV Guide and People magazines, president and creative director of Advance Internet, Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News, a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner, and a reporter and editor on the Chicago Tribune.