Etan Horowitz

Etan Horowitz

Senior Mobile Editor at CNN

Location
Greater Atlanta Area
Industry
Broadcast Media

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Etan Horowitz's Overview

Current
  • Senior Mobile Editor at CNN
  • Mobile Editor at CNN
  • Blogger at Mobile First News
Past
Education
Connections

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Etan Horowitz's Summary

I'm an experienced journalist who has worked as a reporter, producer and editor in print, broadcast, online and mobile.

I currently serve as the Senior Mobile Editor for CNN where I am the editorial lead for all of CNN's mobile products including an industry-leading mobile website and apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet and Windows Phone.

As Senior Mobile Editor I set both the day to day and long term strategy for how we feature CNN's great content across all of these mobile platforms.

Throughout my career I've combined my love of technology with my passion for journalism.

Specialties: Mobile product development, Final Cut Pro editing, basic Photoshop and HTML, blogging software, content management systems, shooting video, conversational Spanish

Etan Horowitz's Experience

Senior Mobile Editor

CNN

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TWX; Broadcast Media industry

June 2014Present (4 months) Atlanta, GA

Mobile Editor

CNN

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TWX; Broadcast Media industry

November 2011Present (2 years 11 months) Greater Atlanta Area

I serve as the editorial lead for all of CNN's mobile products which include a mobile web site and apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. In this role I set the day-to-day and strategy for how to best present CNN's journalism to a mobile audience. I also work closely with the product and business team to update and develop new products.

Blogger

Mobile First News

June 2013Present (1 year 4 months)

Mobilefirstnews.com tracks the news industry as it shifts its focus to serving mobile readers. The site offers a round-up of useful articles and links from elsewhere on the web, details on new products and developments and offers insights into producing content that is tailored for a mobile user. All posts are written by Etan Horowitz.

Digital Media Producer

CNN

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TWX; Broadcast Media industry

January 2010November 2011 (1 year 11 months) Greater Atlanta Area

As a digital media producer for CNN International TV, I focused on how to best incorporate photos, videos and other user generated content into the network's lineup of shows from around the world. I also developed ways to engage viewers online and on social networking sites.

In this position I played a key role in coverage of the Haiti earthquake, the 2010 World Cup, the Arab Spring, the Royal Wedding and other major news events.

E-Media Tidbits Contributor

The Poynter Institute

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Education Management industry

August 2009January 2010 (6 months)

I write articles and columns about the intersection of technology and journalism for this respected non-profit journalism organization.

Reporter

Orlando Sentinel

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Newspapers industry

May 2004December 2009 (5 years 8 months)

In my nearly six years at the Orlando Sentinel, I served as a report, columnist/blogger and social media coordinator.

I covered everything from shuttle launches and hurricanes to Terri Schiavo's death and the state legislature.

My last position at the Sentinel was as the technology, reporter, columnist/blogger and social media coordinator.

I covered technology culture, trends and local companies and wrote a weekly personal technology column called “User’s Guide” as well as a weekly feature called “How 2.” I also shot, edited and appeared in videos for the newspaper’s website and I wrote a technology blog for the Sentinel called Etan on Tech.

I've been a leader in using social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to find sources and story ideas, promote my work and serve as a community ambassador for the paper.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Newspapers industry

January 2004April 2004 (4 months)

Freelance Writer

The Washington Post

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; WPO; Newspapers industry

October 2003April 2004 (7 months)

Intern/Reporter

Virginian-Pilot

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Newspapers industry

June 2002August 2002 (3 months)

Intern Reporter

Delaware County Daily Times

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Newspapers industry

June 2001August 2001 (3 months)

Etan Horowitz's Publications

  • The rise of the mobile editor

    • Digiday
    • March 13, 2014
    Authors: Etan Horowitz

    A look at growing trend of mobile editors at news organizations, with comments from me and my peers at our media organizations.

  • The mobile inevitability: How CNN is prepping for the majority-mobile audience coming in 2014

    • Nieman Journalism Lab
    • January 27, 2014
    Authors: Etan Horowitz

    A look at how CNN is preparing for the day when it has a majority mobile audience, including comments from me and other CNN editors.

  • A toddler's view of the future of media

    • Nieman Journalism Lab
    • December 19, 2013
    Authors: Etan Horowitz

    Predictions for journalism in 2014

  • The Man Behind the Mobile, at CNN

    • American Journalism Review
    • December 13, 2013
    Authors: Etan Horowitz

    A Q&A about my role at CNN.

Etan Horowitz's Skills & Expertise

  1. Mobile Devices
  2. Mobile Applications
  3. iOS
  4. Mobile Internet
  5. Android
  6. Journalism
  7. Online Journalism
  8. TV News Production
  9. Blogging
  10. Blogging Software
  11. Media Relations
  12. Video
  13. CMS
  14. Digital Media
  15. Editorial
  16. Facebook

Etan Horowitz's Education

University of Maryland College Park

BA, Journalism

20002003

Lower Merion High School

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