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Adam Schweigert
Works at Investigative News Network
Attended Ohio State University
Lives in columbus, ohio
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Starting a new job today, as Director of Technology with the +Investigative News Network. So that's pretty awesome. 
Today is my first day as Director of Technology with the Investigative News Network.
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I'd prefer that more media be niche, expert, slow and deliberate over mass, general, fast and haphazard. New post:
In this particular case of Bloggers v. Journalists. I'm handing this round solidly to the bloggers. (Just kidding...sort of).
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I was quoted in a NY Times article!
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NPR's Car Talk is going into re-runs starting in October. This is sad. But it's also an opportunity. My thoughts:
Instead of re-airing Car Talk re-runs ad infinitum, public radio program directors should seize this opportunity to encourage new voices.
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Google received 1,246,713 removal requests by 1,200 copyright owners in the past month.
Google announced they have enhanced the Google Transparency Report to include the removal requests to take down individual search results from showing up in Google. In fact, Google has told us in the ...
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New blog post in which I takedown the use of crappy social media "metrics" in political reporting.
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Guys, we should all hang out more often. See what I did there?
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First gchat, then Twitter. Nice work Google, your evil plan to get people to use G+ is really working out today.
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Wrote a new post with some thoughts on ideal formats for news presentation (and how to pay for them), curious to hear your thoughts on this one:
We would all be better served if content creators covered things like breaking news, internet memes, etc. exclusively in short-form, without the expectation of compensation while at the same time free...
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New blog post. Kind of dorky. But important. Interested in any thoughts you might have.
Let's not confuse curation with aggregation: an argument for why curation (in the traditional sense) is needed in journalism.
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+Thomas Winningham I think, in general, we need fewer people writing blog posts that just tell me that someone else blogged about something. If you're not creating any additional value, just link to the original. It's increasingly frustrating trying to find the original source for information because of the rabbit hole of links you often have to go down from one of the big aggregators.
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Big career news! Tomorrow is my last day at +Mindset Digital and I'm starting my own company. Here's the skinny:
First of all, apologies for not posting here in a while. It's been a crazy couple of months. Now for the news: I have decided to leave my current job at Mindset Digital to start my own company. Tomorr...
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Congratulations and good luck!
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Digital Strategist
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  • Investigative News Network
    Director of Technology, 2012 - present
  • Media Toybox
    Founder and President, 2012 - present
  • Mindset Digital
    Strategist, 2011 - 2012
  • WOSU Public Media
    Director of Digital Media, 2010 - 2011
  • The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction
    Webmaster/Podcast Producer, 2008 - 2011
  • Indiana Public Media
    Director, New Media, 2009 - 2010
  • WFIU Public Radio
    Director of Multimedia Initiatives, 2008 - 2009
  • WFIU Public Radio
    Music Director/Arts Editor, 2005 - 2008
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columbus, ohio
Previously
akron, ohio - bloomington, indiana
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Founder, Media Toybox
Introduction
Presently: Founder and President of Media Toybox, a fine little digital consultancy offering content strategy, social media management, WordPress theme design and general consulting services, specializing in news and media companies, small to mid-sized businesses and nonprofits.

Previously: Director of Strategy at Mindset Digital where I worked on social media strategy, research and consulting for Fortune 500 companies and large nonprofit clients in banking and financial services, health care and higher education.

Before that: Director of Digital Media at WOSU Public Media, Director of New Media at Indiana Public Media and general purpose public media revolutionary.

Big thinker about nonprofits, technology, journalism and particularly the intersection of the three. Spawn of an artist and and engineer (and it shows).

Wordpress designer/developer. Lover of well-designed user experiences and compelling stories, effectively told. All-around (occasionally wannabe) geek.

Also (in no particular order): local food advocate, runner, climber, coffee drinker, photographer, bike rider, writer (but non-committal blogger), lover of the outdoors, dog person.
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  • Ohio State University
  • Indiana University
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