Andrew Nelson (author)

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Andrew Nelson is a writer and professor living in New Orleans. He worked as a senior producer of Britannica.com,[1] a creative director for Cyberflix, a visiting professor at Loyola University New Orleans, and a Public Relations and Social Media Account professional at Peter A. Mayer Advertising in New Orleans. Two computer games he developed for CyberFlix – Titanic: Adventure Out of Time (1996) and Dust: A Tale of the Wired West (1995) – were bestselling PC game and Macintosh Games of the Year.[2] In 2007 he was awarded a Lowell Thomas Award for his work with the Society.[3] He is a writer-at-large for Salon, National Geographic Traveler, ReadyMade, New York Times, Via magazine, Weekend Sherpa and San Francisco Magazine (which featured Nelson’s monthly history column).

Nelson is a Missouri School of Journalism Alumni.

Projects[edit]

Harlem Renaissance websites were developed by Andrew Nelson and Tom Michael as a spotlight for Encyclopædia Britannica Online, to promote the encyclopedia and to serve customers in schools by observing the Black History Month.[4] He developed the format for National Geographic Traveler’s award-winning "Insiders" series that uses social media to explore a travel destination. He ran a Twitter guided travel project for the National Geographic Society in 2010.[5][6] The resultant story "Tweet Me in Miami" for National Geographic Traveler won the Folio Award for magazine writing in 2010.[3] His @WWIIToday Twitter feed won a 2009 Public Relations Society of America award and endorsements from the Pritzker Military Library and CNN News.[3]

Awards[edit]

Websites[edit]

  • 2000: Site of the Day, All About Oscar, Yahoo
  • 1999: Hot Site, Harlem, USA Today
  • 1999: Cool Site, Site of the Day, The Martini, Netscape
  • 1998: Blue Web'n educational award, Lost Secrets, Pacific Bell
  • 1998: Site of the Day, Clicking Anastasia, Yahoo

Games[edit]

  • 1998: Best Animation CD-ROM/Games, Titanic, Animation Magazine
  • 1997: Game of the Year, Titanic, MacHome Journal
  • 1996: Game of the Year, Dust, Macworld
  • 1994: Game of the Year, Jump Raven, Apple-Japan

Journalism[edit]

  • 2011: Folio Award, Silver. For magazine article "Tweet Me in Miami," National Geographic Traveler
  • 2007: Lowell Thomas Prize for Travel Writing; Client: National Geographic Traveler
  • 2004: Lowell Thomas Prize for Travel Writing; Client: National Geographic Traveler
  • 1997: Andrew Nelson: "20 to Watch in Multimedia", Daily Variety
  • 1987: Young Journalists winner, Rolling Stone

Public relations[edit]

  • 2011: Adrian Award (Platinum) for Public Relations (Client: The National World War II Museum), HSMAI
  • 2011: Adrian Award (Gold) for Public Relations (Client: The National World War II Museum), HSMAI
  • 2011: Adrian Award (Bronze) for Social Media (Client: The National World War II Museum), HSMAI
  • 2010: Silver Quill:, Merit Award for Twitter Campaign (Client: The National World War II Museum), International Association of Business Communicators
  • 2010: Public Relations Campaign for The Solomon Victory Theater Opening (Client: The National World War II Museum), Press Club of New Orleans
  • 2009: Silver Award for Twitter campaign (Client: The National World War II Museum), Public Relations Society of America

External links[edit]

Citation[edit]

  1. ^ Credits, Kids Britannica
  2. ^ Timothy Garrand, Writing for Multimedia and the Web, page 338, Focal Press, 2006, ISBN 9780080474861
  3. ^ a b c Biography, School of Mass Communication, Loyola University New Orleans
  4. ^ Timothy Garrand, Writing for Multimedia and the Web, page 178, Focal Press, 2006, ISBN 9780080474861
  5. ^ NG Radio Archived February 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ NG Traveler