Laura Parkinson

Laura Parkinson is a multimedia journalist living in the Extremadura region of Spain. Originally from Lawrence, Kansas, Laura first became interested in the concept of convergence from the World Company, which was instrumental in developing new and interesting ways to tell stories using all forms of media. She crossed the border to attend the Missouri School of Journalism, where she reported for the NPR affiliate KBIA. At KBIA, she anchored the evening newscasts, reported features and produced an interactive, community talk show called "Intersection." In 2009, Laura went to London where she worked as a video editor for MSN filming, editing and feeding Internet videos across the site. Currently she is teaching English and "blogging about Spanish culture":http://www.lauraparkinson.com/blog/ in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain.

by Laura Parkinson

JEREZ DE LOS CABALLEROS, SPAIN — When I first got to Spain, my Spanish students immediately asked me if I was on Tuenti. Like most Americans, I had never heard of it. Once I learned that it was another social network, I figured I didn’t need it. First of all, I had a Facebook page, [...] more »