I recently joined the Investigative News Network (INN) as their Director of Technology where I’m responsible for leading all of the organization’s technology related efforts (among other things: building and supporting tools for our members, managing content syndication and measuring the impact of their journalism).

I also run Media Toybox, a Columbus, Ohio based digital consultancy helping news and media companies with content strategy, user-experience design, WordPress design and development and other odds and ends.

Previously, I was Director of Strategy at another consulting firm, Mindset Digital. And before that, Director of Digital at WOSU Public Media, Director of New Media at Indiana Public Media (and general purpose public media revolutionary).

I love building things and connecting dots.

I’m an accomplished design-oriented digital strategist and with experience helping organizations from small nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies.

Interested in using technology to connect people, build stronger communities and make the world a better place.

These days I’m most passionate about user-experience design and social technologies, but historically I’m a big thinker about nonprofits, technology, journalism and particularly the intersection of the three.

I’ve also (at various times) written a symphony, built and programmed robots, designed interactive sound installations and created original music and sound design for theater and modern dance.

I’m equal parts right and left brained, a lover and creator of well-designed user experiences and compelling stories, effectively told and an all-around (occasionally wannabe) geek.

Local food lover, runner, climber, coffee drinker, photographer, bike rider, writer (and occasional blogger), lover of the outdoors, dog person.

For more on my professional life, you can download my resume (PDF) or find me on LinkedIn.

Short Bio:

Adam Schweigert is Director of Technology with the Investigative News Network. He also runs Media Toybox, a Columbus, Ohio based digital consultancy specializing in news and media companies and previously served as Director of Strategy for Mindset Digital, a Columbus, Ohio based firm providing social media training and strategic consulting to Fortune 500 companies and institutions of higher education. Before that he worked in public media for eight years heading up digital efforts at NPR/PBS member stations WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio and Indiana Public Media in Bloomington, Indiana. He was born in Akron, Ohio, lives in Columbus, Ohio and tweets @aschweig.

Longer Bio:

Adam Schweigert is the Director of Technology with the Investigative News Network, a membership organization supporting nonprofit nonpartisan investigative journalism. With INN he is responsible for leading all of the organization’s technology-related efforts including developing publishing tools, managing content syndication and measuring the impact of members’ journalism.

He is also the Founder and President of Media Toybox, a Columbus, Ohio based digital consultancy offering content strategy, user-experience design, WordPress development and general consulting services, specializing in news and media companies.

Previously, he served as Director of Strategy for Mindset Digital, a Columbus, Ohio based firm providing customized social media training and strategic consulting to Fortune 500 companies and institutions of higher education. And before that worked in public media for 8 years heading up digital efforts at two NPR/PBS member stations.

As Director of Digital Media at WOSU Public Media he led all of WOSU’s digital efforts including a redesign of wosu.org and the launch of a web presence for WOSU’s new classical music station Classical 101.

Before coming to WOSU, Adam served as Director of New Media (2009-2010) at Indiana Public Media in Bloomington, Indiana where he also held a number of other positions, including: Director of Multimedia Initiatives (2008-2010), Classical Music Director/Arts Bureau Chief (2005-2008) and Arts Reporter/Producer (2003-2005).

During his time at Indiana Public Media he directed online strategy, cross-platform content development and community engagement, creating and then and producing several nationally distributed productions, including: Earth Eats, Kinsey Confidential, Muslim Voices and A Moment of Science.

Adam is a regular speaker at regional and national conferences (including the 2012 SXSW Interactive conference and the 2009 Public Radio Program Directors Conference) and was a co-founder of #pubmedia chat, a weekly twitter chat for public media professionals and the Public Media Facebook group. He is also Programming Chair of the Social Media Club of Columbus and has served on the NPR Digital Advisory and Working Group and the PRX Public Radio Player Advisory Board.

He holds degrees in music composition, music theory and oboe performance from The Ohio State University and has pursued graduate study in music composition, electronic music and nonprofit management at Indiana University.

Adam has also (at various times) written a symphony, built and programmed robots, designed interactive sound installations and created original music and sound design for theater and modern dance.

When not spending all of his time at a computer attempting to predict the future, Adam also enjoys spending as much time as possible away from technology, especially: running, climbing, biking, backpacking, gardening, cooking (and eating) and reading (books made of paper).

Adam lives in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio with his fiance Stephanie and their two dogs Sydney and Jillie.

You can also follow his nearly every move on Twitter (@aschweig).