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Monica Guzman

Monica Guzman


Mónica Guzmán is a newsgatherer at and the main contributor to its award-winning Big Blog.

She joined the P-I in January 2007 as a Hearst Newspapers Fellow, covering the culture of technology in a weekly column and a blog, Net Native. In July she took on the Big Blog, which was named the Best Blog of 2008 by the Western Washington chapter Society of Professional Journalists.

A product of her wired generation, Mónica obsesses over Facebook and Twitter and can’t remember life before e-mail. She calls it a good afternoon when she can tinker with her piano and her Ibanez guitar and a good evening when she can get out and enjoy the nightlife. A huge film fan, Mónica will often cry at movies people have no business crying in. She can’t cook, but she’s trying.

Mónica serves on the advisory board for the University of Washington Information School’s Masters of Science and Information Management Program, was recently elected to the board of the local chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists and is what you might call an online news evangelist — giving talks about the future of journalism like this speedy guide she gave at Ignite Seattle on how to be an awesome news story commenter.

Mónica has worked previously at the Houston Chronicle, the Midland Daily News in Michigan and Foster’s Daily Democrat in New Hampshire, covering police and breaking news, higher education and arts and entertainment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.


Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Steven Berlin Johnson (Farsighted), Andrea Seabrook (NPR), Monica Guzman (, Hal Roberts (Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School)
On this panel, Steven will engage in a freewheeling conversation with a panel of journalists and media technologists. Read more.
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