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Kathy Ishizuka

Covers:  Education, libraries, book industry, ed tech
Executive Editor, @sljournal Priors: @FTRF @YALSA boards Core beat: Education, tech, libraries. FOLIO: Top Women in Media 2019

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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 educa…

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)