Mark Briggs is the author of Entrepreneurial Journalism: How to Build What’s Next for News. He coined the term Journalism 2.0 in 2006 when he was invited to write a book about digital literacy for journalists based on a training program he had created at The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. His first book, Journalism 2.0: How to survive and thrive in the digital age, was published by J-Lab and the Knight Citizen News Network in 2007 and downloaded as a PDF more than 200,000 times in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
As part of his mission to help journalists transform in the digital age, Mark has served as a speaker, trainer and consultant for various projects around the U.S. and Europe. Mark’s second book, Journalism Next, was published by CQPress in December 2009
In May 2010 he was named one of 20 Journalists to Follow by Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Currently, Mark is the director of digital media for King 5 TV in Seattle. He is also a Ford Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Poynter Institute and co-founder of Serra Media, a Seattle-based technology company that connects local publishers with interactive applications that power online innovations.
Previously, Briggs was assistant managing editor for interactive news at The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. from 2004-2008 and new media director at The Herald in Everett, Wash. from 2000-2004. He was named to Presstime magazine’s “20 under 40” list for 2007 and he earned journalism degrees from Gonzaga University and the University of North Carolina.