Welcome to Nonrival. My name is Walter Frick and I’m an editor and writer, interested in economics, data, digital technology, and the media.
I’m currently an executive editor at Quartz, focused on our membership offering. Before that I was an editor at Harvard Business Review for six years, most recently as Deputy Editor of HBR.org. I was a 2016 Knight Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism and a 2019 Assembly Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. I’ve also written for The Atlantic, MIT Technology Review, Nieman Lab, The Boston Globe, and the BBC, among other publications.
I started this blog in 2009 to write about how the internet was changing how we communicate and collaborate. Today it’s a place for me to write about that, but also economics, public policy, media, epistemology, and whatever else I’m thinking about.