Bio: Chris Boutet
Chris Boutet is the senior producer for digital media at the National Post.
Originally from Edmonton, Chris moved to Toronto where he was the night news editor at Dose magazine. In 2006, Chris joined the National Post as a part-time sports copyeditor after his hockey blog caught the attention of sports staff during the Edmonton Oilers’ Stanley Cup run.
When the National Post relaunched its website in 2007, Chris joined the new online team as a blogger and homepage editor. He was named the Senior Editor of product and engagement in 2009 and became Senior Producer in 2010.
Chris and his team have worked to change the way the National Post thinks about its digital presence by introducing innovative reporting and content delivery strategies that have shifted the focus toward serving the needs and interests of an online readership. He has led the charge in integrating the use of social media and real-time reporting techniques into the daily workflow of the newsroom.
Leading the National Post’s social media strategy, Chris’s team has cultivated thriving networks on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Tumblr that have helped the National Post reach vast new communities of readers. He has helped to establish a collaborative newsroom environment that encourages innovation, whether it’s creating new ways to engage with casual readers or turn a static online graphic into a runaway viral hit.
Chris spoke at Future of Media on April 6, 2011 in Toronto. Watch video from the April 2011 Future of Media event. You can also follow him on Twitter @chrisboutet