JOURNALISM: I am a writer. I’ve spent my career working in online news, at daily newspapers, on magazines and as a freelancer. My beats have included courts, cops, health, natural science, small business. And I’ve been an editor on metro and business desks.
For five years, I was digital director at the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism. I taught Business & Future of Journalism at Arizona State University and was a co-founder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter-based gathering of web journalists. I am a lifetime member and former board member of NLGJA, a professional organization for LGBT journalists.
POETRY: I have written poems off and on all my life, sometimes in celebration, sometimes for seduction, and sometimes just because. Today, my poetry focuses on family, nature and the magical love of dogs. When my Mother died in 2019, I began using poetry to help explore grief. And, recently, I’ve written about how the Coronavirus has sent us all indoors and challenged our physical and psychic survival. See some of my recent poems.
You can find me on Twitter @RobinJP
For more details on where I’ve worked and when,
check out LinkedIn: RobinJPhillips
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