Another new byline has popped up on TechRepublic recently, and it's time to give her a proper introduction. Journalist Erin Carson has joined the TechRepublic editorial team as a Staff Writer. We couldn't be more excited to add Erin's talent and experience as a feature writer and a new media innovator.
Erin will have two beats. First, she will be writing about how technology is transforming the future of work. That will include writing about the hottest jobs in tech, tips and best practices for optimizing your skills for 21st century tech jobs, and the ways tech and automation are changing the face of work across the global economy.
Second, Erin will be covering the impact of social media in the business world. That includes writing about the ways the social media revolution is changing business and society, the ways businesses can use social media inside their companies to improve how they operate, and tips and best practices for professionals and businesses in optimizing their use of social media.
Here are the articles that Erin has published so far:
- New experiment in tech retraining blends online learning with in-person mentors
- 10 wacky brand voices that have way too much fun on Twitter
- Wearable Mi.Mu gloves: The next big breakthrough in music?
- How to live tweet an event: 7 best practices
Erin has most recently been a contributing writer for Consequence of Sound. She graduated from the prestigious Newhouse journalism school at Syracuse University in 2012 with a Master of Arts in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism.
At Syracuse, Erin served as the Editor in Chief of Twenty What Magazine, an interactive, iPad-only lifestyle publication. As a capstone project, she led a team of masters students that conceptualized the magazine, created the business plan, and published to iTunes in six weeks.
As an undergraduate, Erin completed her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Belmont University in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. At Belmont, she worked as the Managing Editor and then the Editor of The Belmont Vision student newspaper at a time when the paper was transitioning from print to online.
In order to boost the online presence of The Belmont Vision, Erin conceived a weekly web show called The Week at Belmont and then wrote, produced, and hosted 60 episodes over a period of two years.
Because Erin has such an interest in web video, look for her in TechRepublic videos soon. Erin also has a personal interest in music and has lots of experience writing about the music industry, so you can expect some content that looks at the intersection of music and technology like her recent feature on Imogen Heap.
Erin is based in the CBS Interactive office in Louisville, Kentucky, where the TechRepublic editorial team has had its headquarters since the original Dotcom Boom.
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Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the upcoming book, Follow the Geeks (bit.ly/ftgeeks).