Jeremy Gilbert is the Knight Chair in Digital Media Strategy for Northwestern University’s Medill School. A journalist with more than two decades of professional and academic experience, Gilbert most recently was Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Washington Post. His work and teaching focus on the content and revenue strategies of existing and emerging media companies. He explores the intersection of technology and media, examining how new tools and techniques will affect the creation, consumption and distribution of media.
At The Post, Gilbert led an award-winning team that transformed The Post into an international, digital-first news organization. His teams created The Post first artificial intelligence-powered articles, first augmented and virtual reality stories and built tools like the Talent Network.
Gilbert’s work has been featured in publications like Wired, The New York Times, Recode, Ad Week, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and the BBC. And he has spoken at conferences like SXSW, the Online News Association, CES, Storyology, the Festival of Media, Scoopcamp, Science Po and AEJMC.
Previously he worked at National Geographic, the Poynter Institute, the Tampa Bay Times, The News-Press and at digital startups.
Gilbert earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University.