George Kelly is an award-winning blogger and public speaker whose experience in print and online journalism, and with Web 2.0 racial and ethnic representation, helps forge and sustain diverse communities of affiliation and interest. He is the online coordinator at Bay Area News Group-East Bay’s Contra Costa Times. He has written for Salon.com and The Industry Standard. George has contributed to panel and feature presentations for South by Southwest Interactive Conference, Journalism Innovations and SPJ Norcal. The Black Weblog Awards honored him with its Black Blogger Achievement Award (now known as the Aaron Hawkins Award) and its Best Political/News Blog Award.