Out & About

Here’s a round-up of where I’ve spoken, trained and taught — and some stuff I’ve done for fun. See my LinkedIn and Twitter for more.

Want me to speak at your event? Just ask! moni-at-moniguzman-dot-com. I charge speaking fees for many commitments based on time for prep and delivery, travel, topic fit, reach and other considerations.

Spring 2016

    • The American Press Institute published my report on best practices in audience engagement for journalists (May 2, 2016)! I worked on this for months, and was so excited to get it into the conversation about how journalism can benefit when journalists close the distance between ourselves and the audience. The feedback has been encouraging, and I’m excited to keep working for these ideas. Stay tuned.
    • Delivered an afternoon keynote to high school journalists gathered for a journalism conference hosted by the Harvard Crimson on what I’m into in journalism these days, April 16, 2016 at Emerson Hall, Harvard University.
    • Published a personal essay in the spring 2016 issue of Nieman Reports magazine titled, “Make the news a conversation: An online journalist learns how to better cover her community by meeting readers in the real world.” It’s about what I learned hosting weekly reader meetups while I was a reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and I loved the chance to reflect. April 2016.
    • I’m in a new book! “The Hustle Economy: Transforming Your Creativity Into a Career” is out and features an essay by me about what having babies taught me about doing my work. Check out the book, which launched in April, here.
    • Gave a talk at the New York Press Association’s Spring Convention and Trade Show titled “12 smart ways to talk with your audience,” April 9 in Saratoga Springs, New York.
    • Spoke on a panel on “Business and Professions” to students in Prof. Leigh Hafrey’s MIT Sloan class called “Ethical Practice: Leading Through Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and System Design,” Monday, April 11 at MIT.
    • Gave a talk to the Newsstand team at Google about trends in audience engagement with the Nieman fellows, March 25, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Winter 2015-2016

    • I was featured in a fascinating interactive documentary on storytelling called Biology of Story. They did a long video interview with me, and a bunch of clips are online. Here’s a good one: “What journalism is, is now thrown open.” Launched March 2016
    • Spoke on an awesome panel at an awesome conference called Beyond Comments at MIT. The topic: Best practices in online community for journalists. Here’s a pic! Feb. 27 at MIT.
    • Featured on the MediaShift podcast, talking about true engagement, the Nieman fellowship, Donald Trump, the works, Feb. 12, 2016.
    • Gave my Sounding to the Nieman Fellows. It’s kind of a big scary deal. Each of us gets up in front of the class and the staff for an off the record presentation that explains why we do what we do. I worked on mine for weeks. It was one of the truest things I’ve ever said, and reporting it taught me so much. Feb. 9, 2016 at the Nieman Foundation.
    • Gave a seminar to the staff of the Harvard Crimson student newspaper about promising trends in audience engagement, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Harvard Crimson in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    • Gave the opening general session at SPJ JournCamp Boston. The topic (which fascinates me to no end): “How to really (and substantively) talk with your audience,” Dec. 5, 2015.

Fall 2015

    • Gave the opening general session at SPJ JournCamp Boston. The topic (which fascinates me to no end): “How to really (and substantively) talk with your audience,” Dec. 5, 2015.
    • Shared tips on how to learn to write well in a talk called “Writing sucks: Or, how I stand to do what I do” at the September She Geeks Out event, Sept. 24, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Summer 2015

    • Moved my family to Cambridge, Massachusetts to kick off my 2016 Nieman Fellowship at the Walter Lippmann House at Harvard University in August, 2015. So lucky. So excited.
    • Spoke about how the media can help challenge stereotypes and change perceptions at the Images and Voices of Hope (IVOH) Restorative Narrative Summit in Haines Falls, New York, June 26, 2015. Here’s an article with a good summary of the session.
    • Helped judge the 2015 International Network of Street Papers Awards, honoring great journalism done in a very fascinating genre, June 2015. Here are the winners.

Spring 2015

    • Emceed my last Ignite Seattle (no!) before moving to Cambridge to start my Nieman Fellowship. I’m gonna miss the hell out of this.
    • Moderated a fun Women in Tech panel discussion about media portrayals of women in tech at Google Seattle, May 12, 2015.
    • Moderated a General Assembly fireside chat (sans fire) with Simply Measured CEO Adam Schoenfeld about his entrepreneurial journey, May 7, 2015.
    • Taped an episode of Civic Cocktail for Seattle Channel on civic tech, May 6, 2015. I’m in the second segment, get to ask all of two questions ;) Video here.
    • Served on the Pulitzer Prize jury for Editorial Cartooning back in February. Congratulations to Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News for the win, announced April 20! (I served on the Commentary jury last year; as you can imagine, this pair of experiences has given me the most fascinating lessons about persuasion in the public interest.)
    • Taped a second long interview for CBC’s Spark radio show, this time about what happens when tech industry leaders stand up for social justice issues, April 17, 2015. Listen here.
    • Delivered a keynote at Whitworth University’s Gordon S. Jackson Conference on Media Law and Ethics titled, “The Edge of Ethics,” Spokane, WA, April 11, 2015.
    • Launched my redesign of pcpeseattle.org, my son’s Spanish-language preschool. Got more work to do, but it’s a start. And though I’m no Web designer, I’m pretty proud of it.
    • Published “On the Edge of Ethics” in Quill Magazine’s ethics issue. The article looked at three rising issues in journalism ethics and how we can confront them to move journalism forward, April 6, 2015.
    • Moderated a fireside chat with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist (and good friend) David Horsey at Dent 2015, a conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, co-founded by my husband, Jason Preston, March 23, 2015. (see photo below, by Kris Krug)

Winter 2014-2015

    • 10854484_10205002366452269_5964635086100651036_oWas named SPJ volunteer of the month in February, thanks to an awesome nomination from Athima Chansanchai, Vice President of the SPJ Western Washington board. Here’s what she said. Thanks, Tima!
    • Guest lectured at Sonora Jha’s blogging class at Seattle University, Feb. 26, 2015.
    • Delivered the opening keynote for Anacortes High School’s Career Day, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.
    • Published my first column for The Daily Beast, “The Battle for the Internet Begins.”
    • Published my first column for the Columbia Journalism Review, “The Ethics of Saying Sorry.”
    • Completed a four-year term on the National Advisory Board of one of my favorite media organizations, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. Loved every minute. Tampa, Florida, Jan. 9, 2015.

Fall 2014

    • Welcomed my second child, a little girl named Lina, in October! I’ll be on leave from column writing and other work until the new year.
    • Almost won (OK, didn’t even come close to winning) an epic round of newsy bar trivia for local journalists organized by fellow members of the SPJ of Western Washington board. Here’s a round up of a great night.
    • Spoke about digital media ethics at the UW Collegiate Journalism Conference, Oct. 11, 2014.
    • Interviewed by George Takei (eek!) for his “Takei’s Take” tech web series and advised the production team on episode content, Sept. 19, 2014. Made sure to mention my son’s middle name is Riker. The inaugural Seattle episode is here.
    • Moderated a session with UW professor David Levy on technology and work/life balance issues for women at Group Health, Sept. 18, 2014.
    • Chatted with Nora Young, host of CBC Radio’s Spark, about what I learned in my recent experiment where I hand wrote everything — including emails and tweets — for two days. Audio here.

Summer 2014

Spring 2014

    • Brian Thom for Harvey NashLed group work among staff during American Press Institute training at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, May 19-22, 2014, as part of newsroom innovation strategy work with the American Press Institute.
    • Guest lectured at Sarah Stuteville’s journalism class at the University of Washington, Seattle, May 8, 2014.
    • Moderated the inaugural ARA Seattle session on women in technology, which featured some seriously insightful Seattle female tech figures (and two of us were pregnant!), May 6, 2014. My coverage here (see photo above, by Brian Thom).
    • Wrote an article in SPJ’s Quill Magazine about the debate over how to codify journalism ethics, “Citizen Code,” for the March/April issue.
    • Learned my ideas on community-driven journalism had been quoted/cited in the new third edition of my absolute favorite book on journalism, The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel.
    • Spoke to professor David Levy’s class, along with Grist writer David Roberts at the University of Washington, Seattle, about issues surrounding disconnection from tech, March 10, 2014.
    • Spent the day at the University of Nevada, Reno, as March speaker for the Reynolds Journalism School Center for Advanced Media Studies. Delivered a talk on “Journalism and the Self-Informing Public” to cap off class and faculty visits, March 5, 2014. Video here.
    • Interviewed about journalism and media trends for The Mix, local startup Mixpo’s speaker series, March 2014. Video here.

Winter 2013-2014

    • Served as Pulitzer juror for the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes, Feb. 20-22, 2014, at Columbia University, New York. I was on the Commentary jury, and selected three finalists over two days of reading from which the Pulitzer Board would choose its winner in April, a standout columnist from The Detroit Free-Press.
    • Shared career advice with Columbia University journalism students, New York, Feb. 21, 2014.
    • Guest lectured at Jessica Partnow’s class at the University of Washington, Seattle, Feb. 11, 2014.
    • greenroomSpoke at lifehacking event Spark Weekend, Seattle, Feb. 1, 2014.
    • Guest lectured at Sonora Jha’s journalism class at Seattle University, Jan. 13, 2014.
    • Spoke to Newspaper Club at Eckstein Middle School, a tough but fun crowd, Seattle, Dec. 6, 2013.

Fall 2013

    • Spoke to Highline Community College students on tech fasting and digital habits in a campus seminar, “Is Social Media Killing Communication?” Nov. 21, 2013.
    • Interviewed by Eric Liu (loved his questions) on the Seattle Channel show Seattle Voices, November 2013. Video here.
    • Joined a panel called “Truth and Trust in the 21st Century,” a Poynter-sponsored forum on journalism ethics based on the book The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century, New York, New York, Nov. 13, 2013. Coverage here.
    • Spoke at SPJ’s professionals JournCamp in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on “Informing a self-informing public,” Nov. 2, 2013. Coverage here.
    • Guest lectured for Lauren Berliner’s class at UW Bothell over Skype, Oct. 31, 2013.
    • Moderated a conversation with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn about his ideas for local tech and innovation at Impact Hub Seattle candidate forum, Oct. 28, 2013.
    • Moderated the panel at the Women in Tech Mentors and Advocates Fireside Chat at the Columbia Tower Club, Oct. 23, 2013.
    • Won the 2013 Seattle Startup Week karaoke contest with my renditions of Alanis’ “You Oughta Know” and, in the final showdown, 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up”? It was a great night. Oct. 22, 2013.
    • Spoke about developing social media ethics in journalism at the 2013 University of Washington SPJ Collegiate Conference, Oct. 19, 2013.
    • Co-moderated the Seattle mayoral debate at Seattle City Club One Stop Ballot Shop with political reporter C.R. Douglas at Seattle Center, Oct. 15, 2013.
    • Was a featured speaker at the MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) IdeaLab Power Hour on the opening of its Bezos Center for Innovation, Oct. 12, 2013.
    • Spoke in Q&A format to Wells Fargo PR pros from around the country about how social media has affected the communications industry at a company meeting in Seattle, Sept. 19, 2013.
    • Interviewed renowned photographer Chase Jarvis about his method and work on expanding creativity at the GeekWire Summit Sept. 12, 2013, in Seattle.

Summer 2013

    • I got published! My copy of “The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century,” which includes a chapter I wrote, “Community as an End,” arrived in the mail August 2013.
    • Judged the Disruptathon Cascadia Edition mobile development competition at the MoDev conference in Seattle, Aug. 15, 2013.
    • Spoke at the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries luncheon about the future of libraries in the digital world at the Sheraton Seattle, July 14, 2013.
    • Judged the World Finals of Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s international student tech competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 8-11, 2013. (Note: Microsoft paid for my travel)
    • Moderated the WiT Panel: Hiring Women in Tech, June 26, 2013.
    • Was the keynote speaker at the City of Seattle event, “Engaging the Public through Social Media,” a conference for government communicators, Seattle City Hall, June 21, 2013. Video here.
    • Joined campers at SparkCamp: Storytelling, a fantastic invite-only unconference held at the Nieman Center at Harvard University, June 14-16, 2013.
    • Gave the keynote speech at the AAJA Seattle Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship reception, June 4, 2013.

Spring 2013

    • Wrote cover article in May/June 2013 issue of Quill Magazine with “After Boston, still learning,” an analysis of lessons learned from media surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt.
    • Guest lectured in Sarah Stuteville and Jessica Partnow’s journalism class at the University of Washington, May 23, 2013
    • Joined the panel on the Poynter.org Google Hangout: “How do citizens best participate in the gathering of news?” about lessons from the Boston Marathon manhunt coverage, April 2013. Video here.
    • Interviewed for KUOW’s “Overheard in the Green Room” feature, April 2013.
    • Guest lectured to Latino teens at the Centro de la Raza Digital Connectors program, Seattle, April 2013.
    • Joined deliberations as invited participant on the Executive Roundtable on Digital Journalism Ethics at Santa Clara University, San Jose, Calif., April 2013.
    • Weighed in on Columbia Journalism Review coverage of race, class and social mobility, March 2013.
    • Guest lectured to teens at Neighbor House Digital Connectors program, March 14, 2013.
    • monicacahsejarvisJudged the 2012 Best of Gannett contest at Gannett headquarters in Washington, D.C., March 2013.

Winter 2012-2013

Fall 2012

    • Guest lectured in Bob Mason’s informatics class at the University of Washington, Nov. 30, 2012
    • Guest lectured in Sarah Stuteville’s journalism class at the University of Washington, Nov. 19, 2012
    • Guest host of Ignite Seattle 18. Town Hall Seattle, Nov. 9, 2012. Photos here. (Now full time host of the quarterly event)
    • Speaker at Poynter Journalism Ethics Forum on community ethics. Paley Media Center, New York, Oct. 23, 2012. Highlights and video available here. Featured in Columbia Journalism Review coverage.
    • Speaker at the Society of Professional Journalists Collegiate Conference on Social Media Ethics at the University of Washington, Oct. 20, 2012.
    • Guest host of #wjchat on Twitter, Oct. 17, 2012.
    • Guest lectured in Tomas Guillen’s journalism class at Seattle University, Oct. 16, 2012
    • Judge of the first Evergreen Apps Challenge , a joint effort of the City of Seattle, King County and the Washington state broadband office to encourage the use of public data to facilitate civic life. Awards ceremony Oct. 4, 2012. More here.

Summer 2012

    • Welcomed and got to know my brand new son, Julian!

Spring 2012

    • Guest lectured in Sarah Stuteville’s journalism class at the University of Washington, May 16, 2012. Coverage here.
    • Technology speaker at TEDxUofW at the University of Washington. The theme: Next Generation. Videos coming soon. April 21, 2012.
    • Participant in day-long roundtable on how to strengthen the curriculum at Seattle University’s Journalism Vision Conference, March 31, 2012.

Winter 2011-2012

    • Guest lectured in Sonora Jha’s journalism class at Seattle University, Feb. 23, 2012
    • Moderator of the IN-NW Seattle Chamber social media conference session, “Getting Your Stories Heard and Told,” Feb. 15, 2012.
    • Moderator of SPJ Western Washington Continuing Ed Series session, “Beyond Journalism: Leverage your skills and build your dream job,” Feb.6, 2012. Roundup here.
    • Speaker to University of Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Jan. 25, 2012.
    • Moderator of SPJ Western Washington Continuing Ed Series session, “Building Community in the Digital Age” Jan. 9, 2012. Roundup here.
    • Interviewed for Jan. 27, 2012 Lockergnome article, “Seven things to know before becoming a freelancer.”
    • Invited attendee at NewsFoo 2, Dec. 2-4, 2011, sponsored by O’Reilly Media, the Knight Foundation and Google. Delivered an Ignite talk titled, “Why I Unplug.” Video here.
    • Contributed to the December 2011 issue of Arcade Journal with the piece, “No one can’t share.”

Fall 2011

    • Moderator of Seattle City Club conversation with Maya Enista Smith, CEO of Mobilize.org, Nov. 17, 2011. Roundup here.
    • Panelist at Seattle Interactive Conference session titled, “The Local Conversation – Social, Local Mobile,” Nov. 3, 2011.
    • Skyped in guest in visiting chair Mike Fancher‘s Entrepreneurial Journalism graduate class at the University of Nevada, Oct. 11, 2011
    • Moderated chat with PBS NewsHour correspondent Hair Sreenivasan, a collaboration between KCTS 9 in Seattle and the University of Washington’s Masters in Communications and Digital Media program, Oct. 10, 2011. Video here.
    • Attended the Excellence in Journalism Conference in New Orleans, Louis., as the official voting delegate for the Western Washington Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sept. 25-27, 2011
    • Curated session content for the Online News Association website during the ONA conference in Boston, Sept. 23-25, 2011
    • Joined Shauna Causey, Chase Jarvis and others as a judge at the first Mobile Food Rodeo, featuring 25+ food trucks in and around the Seattle area, Sept. 17, 2011.

Summer 2011

    • Skype-in guest lecturer at Mandy Jenkins’ Social Media for Reporters graduate class at Georgetown University, July 26, 2011
    • Skyped in to Kathie Marchlewski’s newswriting class at Delta College, Midland, Michigan, July 14, 2011
    • Guest host on the GeekWire podcast with Todd Bishop, aired on Seattle’s KIRO radio, July 7, 2011. Post here.
    • Invited attendee at Sparkcamp 2011, New York, NY, June 10-12, 2011, hosted by the Knight Foundation and others. Delivered an Ignite talk titled, “There’s not an app for that: Connecting beyond social media.” Fellow attendees listed here.
    • Was a guest along with my husband, Jason Preston, on the GeekWire podcast, June 4, 2011, talking about social media and what it’s like to be such a geeky couple. Audio here.
    • Sat down with Warren Etheredge for a second time to raise the bar to community on an episode of Seattle’s “The High Bar with Warren Etheredge,” June 2011. Video here.
    • Left my position with storytelling startup Intersect, June 2011. A short while later, I set up my consultancy and freelance business, which I LOVE.

Spring 2011

    • Co-organizer and speaker at inaugural ONA-SPJ Seattle “News Next” meetup series along with Mark Briggs on the topic, “What can a newsroom learn from a startup?” Seattle, April 27, 2011.
    • Invited attendee at the Hardly Strictly Young journalism summit at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, Columbia, Missouri, April 18-19, 2011, supported by the Knight Foundation and the Reynolds Journalism Institute. My posts from the event here.
    • Panelist at Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 conference discussion titled “What’s the deal with hyperlocal?” Richland, Wash., April 9, 2011.

Winter 2010-2011

    • Guest lectured in Sonora Jha’s journalism class at Seattle University, Feb. 10, 2011
    • Panelist at Humanities Washington event, “Crossing the Gr8n Divide: New Modes of Technology and Intergenerational Communication,” at Everett Public Library and Renton Public Library, Feb. 2 and Feb. 4, 2011
    • Invited attendee at the Re-Imagining Journalism Summit, Washington D.C., Jan. 29, 2011, supported by the Knight Foundation and the Ethics in Journalism Foundation. Information and a list of fellow participants here.
    • Sat down with Warren Etheredge on an episode of Seattle’s “The High Bar with Warren Etheredge” to talk about digital journalism, Dec. 2010. Video here.
    • Invited attendee at NewsFoo Camp 2010, Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 3-5, 2010, hosted by O’Reilly Media. Participated in unconference discussions and delivered an Ignite talk titled, “What a newsroom can learn from a startup.” Information on the tech and journalism conference and its fellow attendees here.

Fall 2010

    • Speaker at the Poynter Institute’s Social Media Day, St. Petersburg, Fla., Nov. 5, 2010. Material now available as coursework at News University here.
    • Interviewed for Seattle Metropolitan Magazine profile, “The 50 Gigabyte Woman,” November, 2010.
    • Traveled to El Salvador on a U.S. State Department grant to meet, advise and train newsroom Web teams during meetings at the three largest newspapers in El Salvador — El Diario de Hoy, La Prensa Gráfica and El Mundo — and speak to journalism students at universities during a weeklong “Journalism 2.0″ speaking tour, Oct. 3-8, 2010.
    • Panelist at Sea Beez chat about ethnic media in Seattle, Sept. 23, 2010.

Summer 2010

Spring 2010

    • Panelist at Seattle Public Library forum, “Technology and its impact on the future of libraries,” May 8, 2010.
    • Gave a talk at Ignite Seattle 9, during Global Ignite Week, on “How to have an argument” with my then-fiance (now husband), Jason Preston, March 4, 2010. Video here. Here’s a preview, of sorts.
    • Keynote speaker at the 2010 Northwest Career Educators and Employers conference, giving a talk titled, “Taming the social media monster,” April 29, 2010. Program newsletter here.
    • Speaker at the Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington regional conference. Talk titled, “Twitter as a Reporting Tool,” April 10, 2010.
    • Panelist on media panel at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival titled, “Process Journalism: Getting It First While Getting It Right,” in Austin, Tex., March 14, 2010. Audio available here.
    • Panelist at the 140tc: The Twitter Conference discussion, “The Media Panel: Social Media Stories from the Front Lines,” March 8, 2010.
    • Discussion moderator at PR+MKTG Camp Seattle, March 3, 2010.
    • Interviewed by Seattle Magazine for print and online profile titled, “News Flash: Monica Guzman,” that ran in the March 2010 issue of the monthly magazine and is available here.

Winter 2009-2010

    • Moderator of “Protecting your Digital Assets: Using Social Media to Influence and Manage Online Reputation,” a panel at the International Association of Business Communicators event, Communications Management in the 2010s: Strategies for Navigating Game-Changing Trends, Feb. 25, 2010 at the Harbor Club, Bellevue. Video here.

Fall 2009

    • Directed attendees at Seattle Mindcamp 6.0 in a 2 a.m. just-for-fun lip dub of the Black-Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling,” Nov. 22, 2009. We did it in under 2 hours! Video here.
    • Panelist on blogging panel at the Public Relations Society of America Puget Sound Chapter’s Nonprofit Seminar, Nov. 5, 2009 at Seattle Center.
    • Interviewed by Seattle NPR station 94.9 KUOW about my three favorite Web sites, Oct. 31, 2009. Went with three online journeys that illustrate how blogs let ordinary people tell extraordinary stories. Audio here.
    • Guest lectured in Randy Beam’s class at the University of Washington, Oct. 6, 2009.
    • Taught Social Media as a Reporting Tool to Northwest Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists, Sept. 21, 2009
    • Moderator for social media panel at Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Smart & Simple Strategies for Small Businesses event, Sept. 16, 2009.
    • Joined a panel at the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau “Social Media and You” luncheon, Sept. 15, 2009.
    • Interviewed along with Aneesh Chopra, Hal Varian, John Markoff and Carl Malamud for C-SPAN “Communicators” segment from the Gov 2.0 Summit, Sept. 9-10, 2009. Video here.
    • Speaker at “Citizen Gain,” a panel on public engagement trends in news at the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington D.C., Sept. 9-10, 2009. Video here.

Summer 2009

    • Interviewed for a story about journalists and social media in the American Journalism Review called “The Limits of Control,” August/September 2009.
    • Gave a 5-minute talk at Ignite Seattle 7 titled, “Addiction! How to Stay Afloat in the Age of the Stream,” Aug. 3, 2009. Video here.
    • Starred in Seattle filmmaker Wes Kim’s shot-for-shot remake of the “Glee” rendition of “Don’t Stop Believing,” August, 2009. That was one awesome Saturday. Watch the video — which was mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer columnhere.
    • Guest lectured in Kathy Gill’s #uwtwtrbook communications class at the University of Washington, July 7, 2009
    • Featured on Seattle artist David Hoang’s “Hand-Drawn Avatar” series. See him draw my Twitter pic here.
    • Keynote speaker at tech conference “Chicks Who Click: Vancouver,” June 26, 2009.
    • Interviewed by Kenji Onosawa for Seattle Social Media Profiles, June 2009. Video here.

Spring 2009

    • Moderator of “Journalism Rebooted,” an International Association of Business Communicators event in Seattle, May 19, 2009.
    • Instructed professional students as visiting faculty at the “Essential Skills for the Digital Journalist” seminar at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., May 4-7, 2009
    • Panelist on “The Premature Death of Newspapers,” a forum hosted by Pacific Lutheran University, April 2009.
    • Saw the Seattle Post-Intelligencer shut down its print daily and go online-only. The final edition ran on March 17, 2009.

Winter 2008-2009

    • Guest lectured in Florangela Davila’s communications class at the University of Washington, Feb. 5, 2009
    • Organized, along with Josh Bis, Dylan Wilbanks and others, a series of discussions about the effects of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s closure on the news ecosystem of the city, called No News Is Bad News. “Seattle as a No Newspaper Town?” the largest, was held Feb. 26, 2009, at City Hall.
    • Was a panelist on “Journalism on the Brink,” a forum on the future of news hosted by the University of Washington, Feb. 25, 2009. Video here.
    • Helped launch the “Sixty Days” journal series in the Seattle P-I’s Big Blog after Hearst Newspapers president Steven Shwartz announced that the company was putting the newspaper up for sale, all but assuring it’d be shut down in 60 days.
    • Panelist on “Future of the Written Word,” a discussion hosted by the Seattle chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators in Bellevue, WA, January 13, 2009
    • Interviewed by Tony Ventrella on Comcast Newsmakers segment aired on CNN Headline News, December 2008. Video here.

Fall 2008

    • Taught new media tools to journalists at The Herald in Everett, WA, November 2008
    • Taught “MySpace, Facebook and Twitter” class to Northwest Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists, November 10, 2008. Lessons from the class here.
    • Speaker at the Microsoft Social Computing Symposium, talking about social media, October 14, 2008
    • Guest lectured in Randy Beam’s University of Washington communications class Sept. 30, 2008
    • Spoke at the first edition of the news publishing roundtable event, The Pitch, Sept. 18, 2008, in Seattle, organized by then-boyfriend and now-husband Jason Preston. The “pitch” for this event: There is no business model that will support a print daily product.
    • Moderator of the Seattle City Club panel event, “Neighborhood Blogs: What’s All the Buzz About?” September 2008. Watch the video here
    • Speaker at the Bigfoot Blogging Conference on new media blog tools, October 11, 2008. Liveblog from Anthony R. Stevens here

Summer 2008

    • Panelist at the Seattle Innovation Symposium at the University of Washington, June 10, 2008. Video here
    • Speaker at Gnomedex conference, Sept. 2008, giving an updated version of the February Ignite talk. Video here.
    • Speaker at Young Professional Network event in Seattle on social media, July, 2008.
    • Panelist on unconference session “The Future of News,” at FOO Camp in Sebastopol, California, July 11-13, 2008

Spring 2008

Winter 2007-2008

    • Gave a five-minute talk to hundreds gathered at Ignite Seattle 5 called, “How to be an awesome news commenter” at the Capitol Hill Arts Center, Feb. 2008. Video here.
    • Spoke about building community at the Web Community Forum, Seattle, Dec. 2007.

Fall 2007

    • Was by far the youngest, most nervous panelist on a Seattle City Club forum about the future of news, October 2007.

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