I help orgs understand audiences. Also, I'm recently married. :)

WHO IS KEVIN

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Kevin Loker (@kevinloker) is a media researcher interested in how news organizations can better understand and connect with their communities. He is the program coordinator at the American Press Institute, a think tank for journalism, where he writes and organizes events, trainings and programs for news leaders. 

Kevin is happily married to Laura Loker, who works at the Ethics & Public Policy Center, a Washington, D.C. think tank. 


Photo credit: @lauramloker (his lovely wife)

WORK HISTORY

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American Press Institute |  Journalism think tank 
Program Coordinator June 2013 - present

Online News Association | Association of digital journalists 
Digital Coordinator
July 2012 - May 2013

Mediabistro | 10,000 Words tech and journalism blog
Contributor October 2010 - May 2011July 2012 - December 2012

Connect2Mason.com | Student online-only news outlet
Executive Editor September 2009 - May 2012 

The Washington Post | Washington Post Live, the paper's events division 
Online Content Editor (intern) September 2010 -  December 2011 

USA TODAY | USA TODAY College, a student contributor network
Blogger September 2010 - May 2012


SPECIALTIES

Knowledge of journalism trends and ideas; research design; project management; event programming, planning and management


EDUCATION

B.A. in Anthropology May 2012
George Mason University | Fairfax, VA GPA: 3.83


HONORS / AWARDS 

Opening Speaker, Washington Journalism and Media Conference, 2013

Senior of the Year2012

  • Graduating class was 6,889. Awarded by Alumni Association for outstanding achievements, contributions to community.

“Mason Majesty” (Homecoming King), 2012

Mason Distinguished Quill Award for Student Leadership, 2012

University Scholars Award for Leadership, 2012

Provost Advisory Council Member, 2011

Online News Association Student Newsroom Scholarship, 2010

Broadsider of the Year (MVP for newspaper staff), 2009

University Scholars Class Representative, 2008


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