Kevin Anderson is a freelance journalist and digital strategist working with news organisations and journalists around the world to help them develop strategies and skills to prepare them for digital, multi-platform journalism.
To this work, he brings more than a decade of experience with the BBC and the Guardian, focusing on digital journalism since 1996 but with experience in radio, television, print and the web. As a journalist, he uses blogs, social networks, Web 2.0 tools and mobile technology to break news, to engage with audiences and to tell the story behind the headlines in multiple media and on multiple platforms. As a digital strategist, he speaks at conferences and events around the world, works with organisations to improve their digital strategy and works with journalists to develop their social media and multimedia skills.
From 2009-2010, he was the digital research editor at The Guardian where he focused on evaluating and adapting digital innovations to support The Guardian’s world-class journalism. He joined The Guardian in September 2006 as their first blogs editor after 8 years with the BBC working across the web, television and radio. He joined the BBC in 1998 to become their first online journalist outside of the UK, working as the Washington correspondent for BBCNews.com.
I am available for:
- Freelance journalism, specialising in technology, the business of media and US politics and foreign policy
- Journalism training including online publishing, online journalism, multimedia journalism, social media and data journalism
- Speaking, topics including social media, journalism and semantic technologies, the business of media, location-based technologies and the future of journalism
- Consulting on digital newsroom strategies, integrated newsrooms and digital field reporting