Stories from Tory Starr
Social Media Producer
My job as Social Media Producer is to drag stodgy journalists kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a stodgy journalist in the newsroom to pick on.
I joined The World in September 2012 as the program’s first social media producer. My main job is to build community around our Human Needs (global health and development) and Global Nation (feature reporting on immigrant lives in America) beats. In my spare time I run a social media group at WGBH, looking at trends and best practices for social media.
The best day of my life was February 12, 2011, when the documentary film I worked on won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short. The worst day of my life was February 13, 2011, when I found out they don't give Oscar statues to location managers.
Conflict & Justice
Forty years ago today, President Richard Nixon resigned after incriminating tape recordings from a high-tech audio system he installed in his offices came to light. Is presidential decision-making less transparent today, or will secrets always find a way to be heard?
Boston's Franklin Park Zoo partners with The World to name its newest, and possibly, cutest addition to the zoo.
Sports writers are calling Sunday's World Cup final "Messi vs. the Machine," and Izzy says the machine can't be stopped. Our World Cup ocelot is calling a win — and a world championship — for Germany. And we've even got an extra surprise...
Izzy, our World Cup-predicting ocelot, says Tuesday's game against Belgium will be the last one for the US at the World Cup.
Conflict & Justice
The situation in Iraq is complex, with sects and factions battling for territory and control. It can be hard to follow, and we've gotten a lot of questions from listeners about the reality on the ground. So we invited Los Angeles Times correspondent Nabih Bulos to take your questions in a live Q&A on our Facebook page.