I am Robin Phillips, a journalist with many years experience online, at daily newspapers, on magazines and as a freelancer. My beats have included courts, cops, health, natural science, small business. I’ve been an editor in metro and on business desks.
My day job is as digital director at the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism where I oversee the center’s website, BusinessJournalism.org, and social media platforms.
I teach a course on the Business & Future of Journalism at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. I’m a co-founder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter-based gathering of web journalists. I also teach journalists how to use social media tools to expand their sources and find new stories on their beats.
I am an advisor to Arizona’s Game & Fish Department and am sitting on the Arizona Courts committee on the impact of technology and social media on court proceedings.
Before arriving in Arizona, I worked at Newsday where I was Deputy Business Editor. I was the small business editor at BusinessWeek Online.
I am available for short-term consulting or presentations on creative ways to use social media to find sources. I also advise journalists on ways to manage their personal brands. Interested? Send me a note on LinkedIn.
For more details on where I’ve worked and when, check out LinkedIn: RobinJPhillips