Caryn Brooks

Managing Editor : Sept. 2008 - Feb. 2009
Getty Images —New York, New York
Oversaw daily copy for this experimental Web site sponsored by the world's leader in stock photography and digital imagery. The site, (RIP), wrapped humorous editorial around Getty's most important or ridiculous photos of the day and reached about 35,000 unique visitors daily.

Arts & Entertainment Editor: Feb 2008 - Sept. 2008 —New York, New York

Ran online coverage for this storied magazine. Conceived of ways to marquee existing Time critics and writers on the Web. Planned interactive enterprise projects.

Arts and Entertainment Editor 2005-2007
asap@The Associated Press—New York, New York

Headed the entertainment section for (RIP) multimedia service. Planned coverage for the EPpy award-winning site using a variety of media formats such as: audio, video, photos, interactives and trusty-n-true text.

National Arts Journalism Program Fellow 2003-2004
Columbia University, New York City

Participated in this highly selective year-long fellowship program for working journalists. Investigated the state of arts journalism for a research book published fall 2004.

Arts and Culture Editor and Writer 1998-2003
Willamette Week,Portland, Oregon

Ran the arts and culture section for this Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative newspaper for five years. Led staff and freelancers in putting out a creative, accurate, insightful and useful guide to the city’s vibrant arts scene.

Columbia University—New York City. Graduate studies, 2003-2004
The Pennsylvania State University—University Park, Pennsylvania. BA English.

Awards, Honors and Achievements
Experience Music Project Pop Conference:
Presenting paper “The Dixie Chicks, Liz Phair and 2003’s Culture Wars” (2004),
“Why Can’t I Be You: Karaoke and the New Music Order” (2003)
Association of Food Journalists:
2nd Place, Food Column (2002); 2nd place, Special Section; 3rd place, Special Section (2001)
Society of Professional Journalists, Oregon:
3rd Place, Arts and Criticism (2001); 1st Place, Arts and Criticism, 2nd Place, Arts and Criticism (2000); 3rd Place, Arts and Criticism (1999)

Professional Affiliations
Association of Alternative Weeklies: Previously member of ten-person association editorial board

Related Interests
Coming up with awesome riffs on my Telecaster; painting naive portraits of flowers, kitchen appliances and pets; riding my bike to and fro; blogging.