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Tim Olson

Tim Olson

Vice President, Digital Media and Education

Tim oversees the digital media and education groups for KQED. The digital media group includes all Web, mobile and interactive applications. He is responsible for all company Web properties including KQED.org, one of the most-trafficked public media station sites in the nation. In addition, Tim leads KQED Education, which engages with community and educational organizations to broaden and deepen the impact of KQED media, particularly training educators to use and make media to increase learning.

Tim is former chairman of the board of the Integrated Media Association, an industry group whose mission is to harness the power of the Internet and other new media platforms for the benefit of public broadcasters. The IMA board includes the head of digital media for NPR, PBS, PRI, APM and PRX, as well as distinguished senior managers of a handful of the leading stations in the system. Tim also consults to a number of organizations in and outside public broadcasting including the CPB, PBS and NPR.

Tim has been a pioneer in public media's uses of various Internet technologies including locative media, publishing with blog tools, audio and video podcasting and online original content.

Before joining KQED, Tim was interactive director for five years at KCTS Seattle. Prior to that, he oversaw all Web operations at WTTW Chicago.

Also on KQED.org this week ...

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