Robert Quigley is a senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism. He’s a 16-year veteran of the print journalism industry, and in the last few years of his newspaper career, he helped the Austin American-Statesman reach national prominence with its use of new media and social media. He teaches social media journalism, writing for online audiences, general reporting and an iPhone apps development class.
And now… The Questions!
1. What do you tell strangers when they ask you what you do?
I teach future generations of communicators to effectively tweet the #ousucks hashtag.
2. What do you love most about Austin?
Since I’m originally from Upstate New York, the thing I love most about Austin is the fact that I can usually drink a margarita on an outdoor patio in January.
3. What is your favorite local restaurant, and why?
Maudie’s Tex-Mex. If I ever had to leave the Austin area, Tex-Mex is what I would miss the most. Even if I had left my family behind, too.
4. What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Spending hours on end on Reddit. I’m proud of my imaginary karma points.
5. Please name 3 blogs you read and enjoy on the regular.
This is going to sound like I’m playing favorites with a co-panelist, but I really do love Omar Gallaga’s Digital Savant blog. I also religiously follow appleinsider.com and often read the Republic of Austin.