Monday, February 14, 2005
BIO: Janine Warner -- UMass graduate
Janine Warner is a best-selling author, speaker, journalist, and Internet
consultant. She currently serves as the Multimedia Program Manager for the
Western Knight Center, a joint project of USC and UC Berkeley that
provides specialized training for professional journalists.
An award-winning former reporter, she earned a degree in Journalism and
Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Amherst , and began her
career in Northern California as a reporter and editor for the bilingual
newspaper Vision Latina and the Pulitzer-Prize winning Point Reyes Light .
From 1998 to 2000, Janine worked for The Miami Herald, first as their Online Managing Editor and later as Director of New Media, managing a team of designers, programmers, journalists, and marketing staff for The Miami Herald , El Nuevo Herald , and Miami.com. She also served as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks, an international technology media company.
As Multimedia Program Manager for The Western Knight Center, Janine
organizes specialized training seminars that bring journalists from
throughout the United States to week-long seminars on the USC campus. In
this parttime role, she also manages the planning and development of the
Western Knight Center Web site and creates online learning projects that
feature video of speakers, presentations, and many other resources.
Since 1996, she's written 10 books about the Internet, including Creating
Family Web Sites For Dummies (Wiley, January, 2005) and the best-selling
Dreamweaver For Dummies , which has sold more than 150,000 copies and is
now in its fifth edition. Her latest books, The Digital Family Album
(Watson-Guptill), is scheduled to be published in January, 2006.
Janine is a recognized expert known for making technology fun,
interesting, and easy to understand. She's been a guest on news programs
on ABC, NBC, and ZDTV (now G4techTV), and has been interviewed on numerous
radio programs in the United States and abroad. An experienced journalist,
her credits include a regular business column in The Miami Herald called
"Beyond the Net," which covers multimedia trends and innovations.
As a consultant, Janine has served a broad range of clients from Internet
companies to bricks-and-mortar businesses. Her expertise in multimedia,
technology, and education have taken her on consulting assignments from
Miami to Mexico and speaking engagements from New York to New Delhi. She
is fluent in Spanish and travels regularly to Spain and Latin America for
consulting projects and speeches.
She has been a part-time faculty member, teaching online journalism at
both the University of Southern California Annenberg School for
Communication and at the University of Miami. She currently serves as the
Multimedia Program Manager for the Western Knight Center , a joint project
of USC and UC Berkeley that provides specialized training for professional