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Robyn Tomlin

Robyn Tomlin

Chief Digital Officer, Pew Research Center, USA

Robyn Tomlin is Chief Digital Officer at the Pew Research Center.

Previously she was Editor of Digital First Media's Thunderdome. She joined the company in July 2012 to oversee the creation of the New York City-based news hub responsible for producing non-local content across the company’s network of more than 800 multi-platform products. Thunderdome focused on producing digital content for the company's 75 daily and more than 200 non-daily newspaper sites.

Before joining Digital First Media, Tomlin served in a variety of leadership roles in newsrooms across the Southeast, including more than a decade as the top editor at three daily newspapers.

In 2010, she was named Director of Editorial Innovation for The New York Times Regional Media Group, where she led audience growth and digital innovation efforts for 16 newsrooms in six states.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Robyn started her career as a reporter at the North Hills News Record in suburban Pittsburgh and later worked as a reporter and Metro Editor at the Asheville (North Carolina) Citizen-Times before becoming Managing Editor and later Executive Editor of the TimesDaily in Florence, Alabama. She has also served as Executive Editor of the Ocala (Florida) Star-Banner and the StarNews of Wilmington, North Carolina. She is currently on the board of directors for the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

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