Berit Anderson is the CEO and co-founder of Scout, a community exploring the social implications of technology. Scout members receive regular dispatches that combine near-term science fiction and reporting and receive invites to exclusive members-only events and conversations.
Berit was formerly the managing editor at Crosscut.com, a Seattle-based local news site read by 1.6 million people in the last year, where she followed the environment, tech, culture, media, and politics. She is the creator of Seattle's Community Idea Lab, a new way of doing journalism that inspires and incubates solutions to local problems. In 2015, the Community Idea Lab won the Society of Professional Journalists' Innovation in Journalism award.
Berit advises on communications with Strategic News Service and the SNS Future in Review (FiRe) conference. In 2015, she was invited to join the World Economic Forum's Global Shaper program, a worldwide network of young leaders who are "exceptional in their potential, their achievement, and their drive to make a contribution to their communities." Previously community manager of the Tribune Co.'s Seattle blogging network, her work has appeared in YES! Magazine and on HuffingtonPost.com, Geekwire, and television and radio properties.