Karen Anderson is back with the second in our series on blogging, and brought with her blogger and educator Kathy Gill to discuss journalism, blogging, the differences and the similarities between the two. From motivation to credibility, ethics to cigar-chomping editors, Karen and Kathy provide insight and guidance on what to believe when you read it, no matter where it comes from.
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Karen Anderson is a Seattle-based writer and web content professional who brings common sense to social media. She develops online marketing communications materials for clients in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. She conducts social media audits, leads web content seminars, and speaks at technology industry gatherings including Ignite Seattle and Macworld/iWorld. Karen worked as a writer and managing editor at Apple for six years, and after leaving Apple wrote the ebook Take Control of iPhone Basics She blogs at WriterWay.com, SocialBusinessMaven.com, FitnessFoodandFashion.com, and iPhone4Tips.com.
Kathy Gill is a university professor, speaker, writer and motorcyclist. A Georgia native, she migrated to the mid-Atlantic after graduate school and then jumped across the country, checkers-style, when Washington beckoned the second time. After a traditional communications career in the natural resources sector, she discovered the Internet pre-Mosaic and have been online since the early 1990s. In 1995, she built and ran one of the first political candidate websites in Washington state. She taught web design before HTML 3.2 was a recommendation. And she rode the dot-com boom as a communication consultant who could speak web, until the crash. In 2001, she began my career as a full-time academic, first teaching technologists about communications, now teaching communicators about technology. For almost five years, she covered politics for About.com; for three years before that, she covered agriculture. You can follow her on Twitter.
Journalism training: Poynter