New Executive Editor Joins Autonomous Media

Veteran journalist, consultant and educator Abe Peck has joined Autonomous Media as Executive Editor of Inside Unmanned Systems and Inside GNSS. The magazines cover autonomous vehicles from ground to air to sea, and the satellite navigation that empowers them.

“We’re delighted that Abe will lead our content teams at Autonomous Media—this strengthens our deep commitment to journalistic excellence. Abe’s intellect, insight and B2B expertise in multi-channel, integrated media enable us to continue to lead the significant growth of our audience, our advertisers and the market sectors in which they deliver game-changing technology solutions,” said Publisher and Managing Director Richard Fischer.

Peck has consulted to nearly 100 business-to-business titles, including leading avionics, satellite, energy, laboratory/life sciences and rotorcraft media—as well as to Inside Unmanned Systems and Inside GNSS. He has strategized the creation of significant content and its delivery across various media platforms to engaged, empowered communities.

“From detecting radiation in the pipes of the Fukushima nuclear plant to advancing satellite positioning, navigation and timing, IUS and GNSS have an ever-increasing opportunity to furnish global decision-makers and influencers with actionable business intelligence,” Peck noted.

“I look forward to guiding the Autonomous content teams as we provide the information needed to maximize our audiences’ understanding and success,” Peck added.

Imminent content initiatives will include:

  • Themed packages covering key trends, political and economic forces, and enterprise applications across sectors from precision agriculture to emergency services.
  • Timely insights and data to affirm and as go-to websites.
  • GenIUS and Signals newsletters that are vital sources for both information and community understanding.
  • Ever-more-pertinent webinars, white papers and user showcases.

Peck remains director of business-to-business communication for the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University, where he was a tenured full professor. A co-editor of Medill on Media Engagement, he also has written and/or edited for Folio, Outside, MSNBC, Pacific Standard, Rolling Stone, Travel Weekly and many other magazines and newspapers.

“The addition of Abe Peck to the editorial leadership of Inside GNSS, Inside Unmanned Systems and related products represents a solid endorsement of those publications’ continuing reputation for quality business journalism,” said Glen Gibbons, founder and editor emeritus of Inside GNSS. “Beginning in the mid-1990s, Abe worked with me and our editorial teams to improve the content, reach and strategic focus of GNSS-related publications. His editorial competencies, expertise and professional acumen are without peer in the business-to-business publishing industry.”

Peck is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. He is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame, has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and has received a magazine educator of the year award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.