Hi, I’m Mary Hamilton. I’m a journalist, internet denizen, storyteller, game designer, writer and news junkie. I work at the Guardian as executive editor, audience, overseeing how the Guardian’s journalism reaches new audiences, how we become part of those people’s daily lives, and how we integrate their participation and put them at the heart of our work. Previously I led audience development and engagement in the Guardian’s New York office, and before that I was part of the Guardian’s Australian launch team, where we doubled web traffic in a year. Once upon a time I was a local reporter.
I write here occasionally about news media, the internet, games, politics, and all manner of other things. The blog also hosts my Twine games, Detritus and ibis, fly!
I’m also a partner in Serious Business, and I ran the UK’s first bespoke portable zombie apocalpypse in the form of Zombie LARP. We’ve headlined the Fresh Air festival in Melbourne and worked with 20th Century Fox and the Science Museum in London, among others, to make live game experiences with three to 1,500 players.
If you’d like to work with me on a project or if you’d like me to write for you, please get in touch. You can reach me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google, or you can drop me an email at newsmary at gmail dot com.