How Entertainment Writer Defines and Measures Success - Mark Graham

In Chapter 14 of 19 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, editor and writer Mark Graham shares how he defines success personally and professionally in his pop culture writing for the Internet. Graham notes traditional metrics - unique page views, comment volume, social media sharing - as well as larger, more personal work - are you proud of your work, are other people talking about your work, are you trying something new. He notes this is incredibly important writing for television, as each new season offers new opportunities to try new storytelling and writing angles. Graham is currently a senior editor at MTV Networks. Previously he worked in editing and writing roles at New York Magazine and Gawker Media. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English.