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Patrick Giblin
Works at Webster University
Attended University of the Pacific
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Work
Occupation
Public Relations
Employment
  • Webster University
    Director of Public Relations, 2013 - present
  • University of the Pacific
    Media Relations Manager, 2013
  • Modesto Bee
    Reporter, 1992 - 2006
  • Manteca News
    Reporter/Editor, 1991 - 1992
  • California Department of Justice
    Assistant Public Information Officer, 1989 - 1991
  • Institute for Policy Studies
    Intern, 1989 - 1989
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Other names
Inky
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Director of Public Relations for Webster University, guitar player, photographer, gadfly
Introduction
I worked more than 17 years in newspaper journalism, at everything from a small twice-weekly paper to a regional newspaper. I've had articles printed in national and international news organizations, and have covered a few of the biggest stories of the past 20 years. My last few years in journalism were spent covering technology issues, as I have been a closet computer geek since I bought my first 8088 computer in 1984.

I left journalism 10 years ago to work for University of the Pacific, a non-profit private college in the California Central Valley that is consistently ranked among the top 100 universities in the United States. While I was the media relations manager, I introduced the University to social media and was the unofficial SM go-to guy. I also recently completed a  Master's degree in communication, writing a thesis that explored how social media was impacting crisis communication plans at institutions of higher education. 

Three years ago, I relocated to Saint Louis, Missouri to become the Director of Public Relations at Webster University.

Outside of work, I am a shutter bug, a guitar player (I play in a jazz band), a movie fanatic, and a bicycle fanatic. I'm not one of those nutsy road-bike guys in the spandex who do century rides, but I do ride my bicycle all over town and sometimes ride it to work.

My photography skills have improved significantly since moving jobs, possibly because the University often uses me as a back-up photographer at events. I also take a lot of photos of other events on my own free time and have had several photos published in newspapers and used during television news stories in the past few years - including having a dozen photos used by the PBS News Hour about the 2010 Maker Faire in San Mateo.

I'm also the proud father of a Smith College graduate. And I am tragically abandoned, er, single. I do have two cats and a dog, all of whom are convinced I am their pet.

And that's that.
Education
  • University of the Pacific
    Masters in Communication, 2008 - 2011
  • CSU Chico
    BA Communication/International Relations, 1984 - 1989