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Kwan has held staff and contract positions at publications including 10 Best, Not For Tourists Guidebooks and The Oakland Post and created independent journalism projects with media organizations including Newsdesk.org and Spot.us. His investigative and community reporting have won awards from The Society of Professional Journalists national organization and the Northern California Chapter.
He has helped a wide range of nonprofit and corporate clients, including Public Radio International, J Lab, Paypal and the Black Coalition on AIDS effectively integrate social media and online tools into their workflow.
He’s led classes, presentations and panels on the emerging digital landscape, social and community media, online marketing and community management for organizations including the Knight Digital Media Center, the Online News Association, Netsquared, The National Conference on Media Reform and the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy.
In addition to journalism and media strategy, Kwan has produced several new media and text based creative projects. He is the creator of “Say I’m Different: The Black Other Project” and “Sit Next to a Black Person Month” and has creative writing published in “Beyond the Frontier: African American Poets for the 21st Century,” the Journal for Pan African Studies, and CHORUS, the upcoming anthology edited by Saul Williams to be published by Simon and Schuster.