Meet the teacher: Taylor Blatchford

We’re delighted to welcome Taylor Blatchford to our summer 2020 faculty. An award-winning journalist now on the digital media desk at The Seattle Times, Taylor has an unusual ability to connect classroom and newsroom.

Taylor works on the Times’ digital team as a news producer, where she develops strategies to reach online audiences, oversees the newsroom’s flagship social media accounts, and manages during breaking news. She also works with the newsroom’s investigative team on audience engagement, digital strategy and story presentation.

In addition to her work in the newsroom, Taylor writes a popular weekly newsletter called The Lead for student journalists in college and high school and has coached students around the country in classrooms and at conferences. The Online News Association named her an MJ Bear Fellow in 2019 for her work on The Lead.

A two-time team leader at NBTB, Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in investigative and international journalism from the University of Missouri. Prior to the Times, she worked at the Poynter Institute, Investigative Reporters and Editors, POLITICO Europe and the Columbia Missourian.


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