I joined The World in 2010 to establish the newly created web editor position. In this role I'm responsible for the editorial direction of The World’s daily online presence and overall strategic vision on the net.
Back in graduate school I developed a site called Exploring Conversations. It was an experiment in multimedia digital journalism exploring of the language of music (I've archived the audio pieces on SoundCloud here
). I've also taught graduate and undergraduate students in social media and digital news reporting at Michigan State University.
Additionally, I was a regular contributor to PBS MediaShift
where I wrote about the evolving intersection of politics and technology.
From 2002-2010 I hosted The Nonchalant Café, a radio newsmagazine at WIDR FM in Kalamazoo, MI. I've also worked as a news director in commercial radio and regularly reported for United Press International covering defense and emerging security threats.
I hold an MA in journalism from Michigan State University.
In my spare time I find any way that I can to sneak in a reference to craft beer from my home state of Michigan, in particular, my favorite, Two Hearted Ale
Lifestyle & Belief
Haggis imports have been outlawed in the United States since 1971. The ban was put in place because one of the key ingredients of haggis - sheep lungs - are prohibited in food products here. Now there is a fresh press by the UK government to try and overturn the import ban on traditional Scottish haggis.
Welcome to PRI's crowd-sourced guide of the bars, restaurants, community halls and other places where fans are flocking to cheer their home countries during the 2014 World Cup.
Science, Tech & Environment
Not many people can visit Churchill, Canada to see the polar bear capital of the world. But now, with the help of Google Street View, you can travel along the frozen shores of Hudson Bay aboard a Tundra Buggy and meet a few fuzzy seal hunters along the way.
Arts, Culture & Media
We get sent a lot of books. And we read a lot of books. Some of our most favorite interviews are with authors. You could say we're book nerds. Here are some of our book recommendations for 2013.
Conflict & Justice
During service, many veterans dream of finishing and coming home to their lives and families. Yet the transition back to the US is not always easy. The World's community of veterans, their families and their friends shared this advice on how returning veterans can transition to home.