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Kwan Booth

OUTLET: Print - Oakland Local

Kwan Booth is an award winning journalist, creative writer and media strategist working at the intersection of communications, community, art and technology.

He is learning to refer to himself in the third person :)

Kwan is the cofounder of and House of Local consulting and a member of the Black Futurist Working Group.

In addition to holding staff and contract positions at publications including 10 BestNot For Tourists Guidebooks and The Oakland Post, he has created independent journalism projects with media organizations including and and won awards from The Society of Professional Journalists national organization and the Northern California Chapter.

Kwan has helped a wide range of nonprofit and corporate clients, including Public Radio International, J LabPaypal and the Black Coalition on AIDS effectively integrate social media and online tools into their workflow.

He’s led classes, presentations and panels on the emerging digital landscape, social and community media, online marketing and community management for organizations including the Knight Digital Media Centerthe Online News Association, the Alameda County Small Business Development CenterNetsquaredThe National Conference on Media Reform and the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy.

In addition to journalism and media strategy, Kwan has produced several new media and text based creative projects. He is the creator of “Say I’m Different: The Black Other Project” and “Sit Next to a Black Person Month” and has creative writing published in “Beyond the Frontier: African American Poets for the 21st Century,” the Journal for Pan African Studies, and CHORUS, the upcoming anthology edited by Saul Williams to be published by MTV Books.