Robert E. Calem is a professional journalist based in Hoboken, NJ, who has covered a wide range of technology and business subjects for nearly three decades.
In 1986 he was a founding editor of This Week In Consumer Electronics (TWICE) magazine, which quickly grew to become the leading trade publication in the consumer electronics industry. One year later, the publishing company that owned TWICE — Viare — tapped him to create and manage a second new trade publication, Home Office Electronics magazine.
He then went on to earn his Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Since 1990, Calem has built on his early successes a thriving freelance journalism career — and has expanded the scope of his work from solely magazines to television news, the Web, and newspapers. His extensive portfolio includes contributions to:
- The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition (WSJ.com)
- The New York Times and The New York Times on the Web (nytimes.com)
- New York Daily News
- New York Post
- Newsday/New York Newsday
- The Record (NJ)
- The Star-Ledger (NJ)
- Byte magazine
- Broadband House magazine
- CE Vision magazine
- Crain’s New York Business magazine
- Edmunds AutoObserver.com
- Edmunds GreenCarAdvisor.com
- Edmunds InsideLine.com
- Elite Traveler magazine
- Fast Company magazine
- Forbes ASAP magazine and Forbes.com
- Fortune magazine
- MSN.com (Autos)
- Newsweek Japan magazine and Newsweek.com
- PC Magazine
- Palisade magazine
- Popular Science and popsci.com
- Time Out New York magazine
In addition, Calem has diversified his areas of coverage beyond consumer electronics to include:
- Automobiles and related technologies, including reviews and feature articles
- Sporting goods technologies and innovations
- Apparel technologies and innovations
- Real Estate
- Travel and Tourism
- Luxury Goods
- Videogame reviews
- Broadband and related technologies
- Computer hardware and software
- Medical technologies
In 2001, Calem co-founded and was Editor-in-Chief of The Brandtree Journal, an e-newsletter focused on branding, marketing, and public relations in the context of technology.
This website, founded in 2012, is Calem’s newest venture, a publication freeing him to pursue all the stories that pique his interest — not just those assigned.