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Kathy Ishizuka

New York, NY
Executive Editor, School Library Journal
Covers:  Education, libraries, book industry, ed tech

Executive Editor, @sljournal; board member @FTRF @YALSA; second best cook in the house. Core beat: Education, tech, libraries, social justice.

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Executive Editor of School Library Journal. My beat: Education, tech, libraries, social justice. I have broad responsibility for this award-winning print publication, website, and newsletters, which serves the K-12 and library communities. SLJ content includes news & features encompassing edu...

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@kishizuka — 4,608 followers, 32,660 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

RT @yalsa: Hot off the press: "Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff." This doc outlines the skills all library staff n…

Nov 20, 2017

Go, Rachel! Mudbound is streaming on Netflix. A beautiful, heartbreaking must-see.  https://twitter.com/IndieWire/status/862997034004914181 

Nov 19, 2017

RT @ValaAfshar: Advice to new managers: 1 earn trust by giving it 2 hire for attitude, potential 3 eat lunch with your team 4 tel…

Nov 19, 2017

RT @sljournal: Want a hard copy? Download a printable PDF version of the full Best Books 2017 list:  http://slj.com/bestof2017  https://t.co/Q8uAMznD9w

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What was your first job as a journalist?

With a book publishing background, my first journalism job was a freelance gig on the reduction of window falls in New York City.

How is social media changing news?

Social media continues to serve news gathering, while threatening traditional media as a competitor.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Twitter, Wordpress; Feedly; Tumblr; G. Hangouts; InCopy; Hootsuite; Facebook; Canva; SoundCloud; Skype; iMovie; Google Docs//Sheets; K4 (CMS)