Photo: Monica Guzman
BIO

I began my career telling other people’s stories. Now I build and champion better ways for them to tell their own.

After two years of daily beat reporting in Texas and Michigan, I dove into digital in July 2007 as the first online-only reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, where I developed the award-winning Big Blog with an eye toward social media and community collaboration. When the P-I shut down its print edition in 2009, I added website production, multimedia management and expanded content strategy to my daily duties as the largest metro daily to go online-only made a risky and groundbreaking transition. In June 2010 I jumped to startups, helping the team at Intersect launch, develop and market an innovative storytelling platform.

In the fall of 2011 I leveraged my experience building online community in news and startups to launch my community strategy consultancy at moniguzman collaborative, llc. Keeping one foot in journalism, I also teamed up with the entrepreneurial journalists and founders of Seattle tech site GeekWire to launch a column I love on issues in digital life.

All the while I’ve shared what I’ve learned and what I’m excited about as a speaker on digital media issues in both tech and journalism. Where I can, I work to convene and join conversations at the edge of the space. It’s too exciting out there not to.

Community Strategist at moniguzman collaborative, llc

All Appearances (in reverse date order)

  1. Feb 15 2012
    spoke

    IN-NW 2012 Social Media Conference

    Presented by the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce

    Let's face it. We're in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of world right now. And, while most of us communicate in 140 characters or less via the comfort of our mobile devices, there's still great power in gathering of great minds. We invite…

Additional Info about Monica Guzman

Occupation

  • National Advisory Board Member at The Poynter Institute
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