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About Journalism 2.0

Mark Briggs coined the term Journalism 2.0 in 2006 when he was invited to write a book about digital literacy for journalists based on a training program he had created at The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. His first book, Journalism 2.0: How to survive and thrive in the digital age, was published by J-Lab and the Knight Citizen News Network in 2007 and downloaded as a PDF more than 200,000 times in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

As part of his mission to help journalists transform in the digital age, Mark has served as a speaker, trainer and consultant for various projects around the U.S. and Europe. In March 2010, he spoke at SXSW Interactive in Austin.

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Briggs delivering a presentation in Denmark in November, 2008. (Photo courtesy: Karin Hogh)

Mark recently finished an updated version of the book, titled Journalism Next and published by CQPress in December 2009. You can find it on Amazon.com. In May 2010 he was named one of 20 Journalists to Follow by Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists.

He is also a Ford Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Poynter Institute and co-founder of Serra Media, a Seattle-based technology company that connects local publishers with interactive applications that power online innovations, and GonzoCamp, a collaborative unconference event. Serra Media's first product is called Newsgarden and you can read more about it here.

Previously, Briggs was assistant managing editor for interactive news at The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. from 2004-2008 and new media director at The Herald in Everett, Wash. from 2000-2004. He was named to Presstime magazine's "20 under 40" list for 2007 and he earned journalism degrees from Gonzaga University and the University of North Carolina. You can find him or on TripIt, LinkedIn and Twitter.

The book:

Journalism 2.0:

How to Survive and Thrive

A digital literacy guide for the information age. Available as a PDF download from the Knight Citizen News Network, this simple introduction to online journalism has been downloaded more than 200,000 times in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Thousands also purchased hard copies, which are still available for a limited time.
Journalism 2.0 book
In person ...

As part of his mission to help journalists transform in the digital age, Mark has served as a speaker, trainer and consultant for various projects around the U.S. and Europe. Here are samples of the feedback he has received following his appearances:

"Lots of great ideas. Very charismatic speaker. Definitely bring him back."

"Mark had good energy and presented real world applications. Good discussion. Practical exercise."

"Mark was extremely engaging. He was very good at keeping me interested. He was my favorite speaker because he was best able to really get me excited."

If you would like to invite Mark for speaking, training or consulting opportunities, please write to contact@journalism20.com.

Upcoming appearances:

  • October 28-30: Online News Association conference, Washington, DC

Recent appearances

  • Society of Professional Journalits National Conference, Las Vegas

  • You Are What You Tweet, ONA Seattle discussion, Seattle Times.
  • Innovation in Local News, SMC Tacoma discussion.
  • Bottom Line News: Creating Sustainable Journalism Start-ups, Poynter Instutute, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Communicating in a World of Opt-In Media, Seattle
  • U.S. Embassy, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • SAE Digital Journalism panel discussion, Dubai
  • National University, San Diego. CA

  • SXSW Interactive, Austin
  • APME Newstrain, Chicago

  • Visiting professor, University of Oregon, Eugene
  • Journalism Next: Innovation on the front lines, (Poynter webinar)

Previous appearances ...

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