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Joshua Gillin - Senior Digital Editor, Emerging Platforms

Senior Digital Editor, Emerging Platforms

In more than two decades of newspaper experience, my primary specialty has been a lack of specialization. I'm currently Senior Digital Editor for Emerging Platforms, which means I corral the many offerings connected to tampabay.com — email newsletters, podcasts, some video, some audio and a whole lot more. I've written, edited, posted, published, tweeted, interviewed, photographed, designed and sweated over details for just about every facet of journalism for newspapers in Philadelphia, Savannah, Pittsburgh and beyond before coming to Tampa Bay in 2006. I am general manager of FloridaBeachInsider.com, and worked for years at PolitiFact and tbt*. I grew up in Omaha and went to the University of Nebraska during the football championship years, which still draws side-eye from Gator and Hurricane alums. Now I live in Dunedin with my wife, daughter and our improbably large adopted cat, Countess. I spend my time fixing my 70-year-old house, pinballing between Dunedin's seven breweries (eight on Sundays!), riding bikes on the Pinellas Trail, building furniture, lamenting the plight of Gen Xers, going to the beach, criticizing restaurant prices, teaching martial arts, arguing Harry Potter plot points with my child and compiling lists to make myself sound interesting. I also tend to write a smidge too long.

  1. A Google Home Mini is seen Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg.
    Set up a short overview of top local news stories on Google Home’s voice-activated virtual assistant.
  2. An Alexa Echo Dot is seen Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg.
    Set up a short overview of top local news stories on Amazon’s Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant.
  3. He's just attempting to meet the dress code. [Facebook photo]
  4. Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers (82) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrate a touchdown in the final seconds of the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
  5. Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers (82) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrate a touchdown in the final seconds of the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Arlington, Texas.
  6. Ad services that serve up clickbait content known as “chum” may look legitimate at first, but are actually generating money for fake news sites like DailyNews10.com. The only thing that matters is the reader must keep clicking.
  7. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., joined by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., meets with reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) DCSA107
  8. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio makes a point as Democratic challenger Rep. Patrick Murphy listens during the U.S. Senate debate on Monday at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)
  9. Christopher Blair is the blogger who writes for TheLastLineOfDefense.org.