Jim Carr (education)
December 20, 1965 |
|Occupation||Digital strategist, Editor,
Jim Carr (born December 20, 1965) is a Digital strategist, Online producer, and Educator. An advocate for digital literacy, Carr serves on the Board of Directors for the Digital Literacy Institute, a non-profit organization that works to bridge the digital divide and promote access to Internet technologies for under-served populations. During the Tech boom of the 1990s Carr was co-founder and Chief Technologist of TechTrain, Inc.; an Atlanta-based Microsoft partner with technology training centers throughout the Southeastern United States.
Carr has served as a guest instructor and consultant for a number of academic institutions including Queens College, Guilford College, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and the College of Charleston. Carr has been a strategist and consultant to startups and established dot com companies, including America Online where he was an editor for AOL's CityGuide product and Sage Software where was Senior Web Managing Editor of act.com at Sage's Scottsdale, Arizona-based CRM software division.
Working with the Maricopa Community College District from 2003 to 2006, Carr served as Director of Instructional Technology & New Media and taught Business & Technology courses at their GateWay campus. In 2007, he was named Director of Digital Media for Belo Corporation's Arizona television group, which includes KTVK-3TV, KASW-CW6, and azfamily.com. In 2012 Carr joined Young Broadcasting as Vice President of Digital Media  where he sets strategic objectives for the company's digital media business and leads Digital distribution and interactive advertising efforts for Young's media properties in 10 U.S. markets.
Carr is a Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified Internet Specialist, and an evangelist for open source software issues. He is a regular contributor to a number of print an online magazines and lectures on popular Web concepts including information architecture, Web usability, search engine optimization, social networking and Internet marketing. In April 2006 Carr was named a Roundtable Scholar by the The Roundtable Group, an academic think-tank and speakers bureau. He is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Web Innovator's Group, the Information Architecture Institute, and Arizona Internet Professionals Association.
- Digital Media
- Information architecture
- Web usability
- Search engine optimization
- Social networking
- Customer Relationship Management
- Malone, Michael (July 17, 2012). "Carr Named Young Broadcasting VP of Digital". New York: Broadcasting & Cable News. Retrieved November 15, 2012.