Author Profile : Joaquin Alvarado

Joaquin Alvarado

Joaquin Alvarado is the Senior Vice President for Digital Innovation at American Public Media│ Minnesota Public Radio (APM│MPR). Alvarado leads strategic development of APM's Public Insight initiatives, as well as developing models for deepening audience engagement, widening digital reach and increasing digital revenue growth across all operating divisions.

Alvarado came to APM│MPR from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, where he led successful initiatives in broadening the reach and diversity within public media as Senior Vice President for Diversity and Innovation. Prior to joining the CPB Alvarado spearheaded many key projects and companies furthering new frameworks for public media, education and community leadership in the Internet age.

In 2004, Alvarado began the National Public Lightpath, advocating high-speed fiber optic network as the next generation of the internet with public media, education and community leadership. Alvarado was the founding director of the Institute for Next Generation Internet, which launched in 2005 from San Francisco State University. During his time leading INGI, the group developed the Digital Media Advisory Council and Digital Sister Cities initiatives, enabling communities across the globe to connect and further advance digital growth, diversity and economic development.

In 2008, he initiated CoCo Studios, promoting media collaboration and information sharing for fiber and mobile networks. In 2011, Hispanic Business Magazine named him in the top 100 Hispanic Influentials. He has served on the boards of the California Council for the Humanities, TechSoup Global and Latino Public Broadcasting.

Alvarado holds a B.A. in Chicano Studies from U.C. Berkeley and an M.F.A. from the UCLA School of Film, Television, and Digital Media.

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