Mónica Guzmán

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I am currently a Professional journalist or technologist working in media

Seattle Times / GeekWire

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Monica writes a Sunday column in The Seattle Times and a weekly column in Seattle-based technology news site GeekWire – both about living with digital technologies. She is president of the Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, serves on the National Advisory Board for the Poynter Institute, was a juror for the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes and is assisting the American Press Institute with a newsroom innovation project. From 2007 to 2010, Monica ran the innovative Big Blog at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and seattlepi.com, complementing news and culture coverage with weekly reader meetups. From 2010 to 2012 she developed user communities for Seattle startups like Intersect, Trover and Glympse before kicking off her Times column. In 2013 she contributed the chapter “Community As An End” to the Poynter book, “New Ethics of Journalism.”

Other Society of Professional Journalists

Current Leadership Positions:

I am the 2014-2015 President of the Western Washington chapter of SPJ.

Areas of expertise:
WordPress development, Web production experience, Social media branding – Newsroom / organization level, Social media branding – Individual, Social media branding – Sub-branded accounts (such as a Politics Blog or Regional Channel), Beat reporter

Speaking Experience
Yes, I have been a keynote speaker for an event, Yes, have led sessions individually, Yes, have spoken on panels, Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (at events), Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (in newsroom)

Past Speaking Experience:

Many more listed here (though it needs an update): http://www.moniguzman.com/about/

A sampling:

– Gave talk titled “Journalism and the Self-Informing Public” for the Center for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) speaker series at the University of Nevada, Reno, March 5, 2014. Video: http://vimeo.com/88488324
– Panelist at “Truth and Trust in the 21st Century,” a Poynter session and event on ethics, New York, New York, Nov. 13, 2013
– Gave talk on community and journalism at SPJ’s JournCamp, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Oct. 13, 2013
– Keynote speaker at the AAJA Seattle Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship reception, June 4, 2013.

City / Location Preferences:

I’m located in Seattle, and will consider speaking engagements for travel reimbursement and honorariums in cities around the country.

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