Rafat Ali is the editor and publisher of PaidContent.org, a hybrid news,
analysis and weblog site on the digital paid content industry, subscription-enabling technologies, and
corporate initiatives in gaining revenues through content. The scope of the
publication is not just limited to online text-based content, but also
includes multi-media audio and video content, wireless content, non-browser
and non-PC based digital devices, and electronic delivery of traditional
The site and the daily e-mail newsletter is read by about 6,000 media and
technology executives daily, and is profitable on a stand-alone basis.
Prior to starting PaidContent.org, Ali was the managing editor of Silicon
Alley Reporter (SAR), based in New York City. Prior to SAR, Ali was the
digital media editor at Inside.com. He has written extensively on the
online media industry for the last five years.
Ali earned a B.Tech Degree in Computer Engineering from Aligarh University,
India and a Masters Degree in Journalism (New Media) from Indiana