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Social News Desk president, founder set to moderate social media panel


Kim Wilson, president and founder of Social News Desk, is set to moderate a social media panel discussion next month.

Wilson will do so following the Social Media Excellence Awards, presented Dec. 10 at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum.

The event is intended to honor the innovative, creative and effective use of social media.

"Winners were selected by a panel of judges from an initial pool of nominees culled from Social News Desk’s live database of 12,000 local news Facebook pages," TVNewsCheck said on its website. "Social News Desk calculated 15 million posts by those pages and identified those with the highest engagement per post as nominees in the awards’ four categories."

The sixth annual NewsTECHForum will be held at the New York Hilton. It brings together engineering, news, production and digital leaders to discuss excellence in news storytelling and workflow.

Wilson founded Social News Desk in 2010 after having started her career in local TV news. She created the SND platform with the needs of a newsroom in mind. Graham Media Group acquired the company in 2014, and Wilson remains at the helm of Social News Desk as president and founder.

Today, more than 2,500 newsrooms across five continents use Social News Desk to post, manage, display and monetize social media. Wilson regularly speaks to news organizations and industry groups about social media strategy and routinely contributes to several popular social media publications.

Wilson is a graduate of the University of Florida with a BS in Telecommunications. She has served as a member of the University of Florida’s Advisory Council to the College of Journalism since 2004. And, Social News Desk has been named one of the Top 15 Fastest Growing Companies led by a University of Florida graduate.