Christopher Null is an award-winning journalist, editor, and columnist. He is best known as the founding editor of Filmcritic.com, which was launched in 1995 and acquired by American Movie Classics in 2009. He also founded Mobile PC magazine in 2003, the first ever periodical focused exclusively on mobile technology, before spending 4 1/2 years writing about tech daily for Yahoo! as “The Working Guy.” Null has additionally worked for a variety of technology and business publications, and today he continues to write regularly for Wired, PC World, and other outfits online and off. He was the tech columnist for Executive Travel magazine (published by American Express) from 2008 to 2014. Today he runs a media company, Null Media, which provides editorial consulting, strategic direction, and writing services to media and non-media companies alike.
Null received an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996. His first novel, Half Mast, arrived in bookstores in 2002 and was heralded as “the best of contemporary American fiction” by the New York Resident. His 2005 book, Five Stars!, a how-to guide for aspiring film critics, is often used as a textbook for film criticism curriculum at a number of colleges and universities. A second edition was released in 2013. Additional projects have included co-authoring the E-Business Technology Forecast (2002, PricewaterhouseCoopers) and the Network Administrator’s Reference (1999, Osborne/McGraw-Hill). He also wrote, produced, and starred in the short film Pressurecooker, which received raves at nearly a dozen film festival screenings throughout the late ’90s.
Chris has been profiled dozens of publications and programs, including Wired magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, ESPN, Folio, and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. His 2015 Wired article about his unique last name went viral and became the subject of an episode of Radiolab, and segments on Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and the British quiz show QI. He still regularly answers reporter queries about the “Null” phenomenon.