Kevin brings almost 20 years of cutting edge journalism experience to his work. He is currently a regional executive editor for Gannett Wisconsin Media, overseeing two newsrooms, the Sheboygan Press and HTR Media.
Before joining Gannett, he held a number of pioneering positions with news organizations. In 1998, he became the BBC’s first online journalist based outside of the UK, covering the US for its award winning news website. In 2005, he went to London for the BBC where he developed a blogging strategy for BBC News, served on a corporate-wide blog and podcast steering committee, helped launch a program on BBC 5Live covering covering weblogs and podcasts and was on the team that launched the interactive radio program World Have Your Say on the BBC World Service.
From 2006 to 2010, he worked at The Guardian as its first blogs editor and then as its digital research editor. While blogs editor, he launched a culture blogs network, a successful food blog and an environmental blog network that incorporated both Guardian and independent content. As digital research editor, he was responsible for monitoring key developments in digital media and evaluating their value to Guardian journalists and audiences.
From June 2012 through July 2013, Kevin was a member of the management team of the Media Development Investment Fund and editor of the Fund’s Knowledge Bridge site and newsletter. The Media Development Investment Fund invests in independent news organizations in emerging democracies, and the Knowledge Bridge project is designed to help these news organizations make the digital transition.
From 2010 until he joined MDIF in 2012, he worked as a freelance journalist, a digital media consultant and a digital journalism trainer working with news organizations including Al Jazeera, Reed Business Information, Czech TV and CNN International.
I have experience in:
• Consulting for digital editorial product development, data journalism strategy and social media strategy.
• Training covering social media, data journalism, introductory data visualisation and general digital journalism skills.
• Freelance journalism, specialising in technology, the business of media and US politics and foreign policy.
• Speaking on topics including social media, journalism and semantic technologies, the business of media, location-based technologies and the future of journalism.