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Joshua Gillin - Senior Editor, Engagement

Senior Editor, Engagement

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. Yohance Wicks, left, sets the cadence for members of the public defender's offices with Florida's 6th, 12th, and 13th judicial circuits, past and present, and their family and friends, as they march south on 49th Street North from the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center in Clearwater on Monday, June 8, 2020. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  2. For the latest updates from the Tampa Bay Times this hurricane season, go to https://www.tampabay.com/hurricane/ [RON BORRESEN  |  Times]
  3. You can now customize your notifications on the 'Tampa Bay Times' news app. [Allison Graves]
  4. A Google Home Mini is seen Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
  5. An Alexa Echo Dot is seen Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
  6. He's just attempting to meet the dress code. [Facebook photo]
  7. 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)
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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)
  12. Christopher Blair is the blogger who writes for TheLastLineOfDefense.org.
  13. A fake news story that says former First Lady Michelle Obama’s mother Marian Robinson was charged with fraud and grand larceny has appeared on several websites, including this example from FlashNewsCorner.com.
  14. James McDaniel is a Clearwater native.
  15. President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., applaud. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP) DCJE147
  16. President Donald Trump shows off his executive order advancing the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on Jan. 24. It is unknown if he still owns stock in Phillips 66, which AP says owns a share of the pipeline.
  17. The Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
  18. Edgar Welch surrenders. He said he went to the pizzeria after reading about the rumored sex ring and had wanted to “shine some light on it,” adding “I regret how I handled the situation.”
  19. Donald Trump said Floridians will see a double-digit premium hike under Obamacare during a Jacksonville campaign rally.