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.
Arts, Culture & Media
When we saw the trending hashtag #2014in5Words, we wondered what our listeners and fans thought of the year in global news.
Health & Medicine
Can we treat our way out of the AIDS epidemic? On World AIDS Day we're partnering up with The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health for a discussion about the "treatment as prevention" strategy for eradicating AIDS.
What began as a standard report by the BBC's Giles Dilnot turned into a Twitter meme that backfired against the UK Independence Party, the anti-immigrant upstart of British politics. The mistake over the BBC's supposed use of a "mosque" might mean the start of American "gaffe" obsession in Britain.
Conflict & Justice
Ryan and Noor are best friends. In Lebanon, they are an unlikely match. Ryan belongs to a religious sect called the Druze, and Noor is a Sunni Muslim. Wednesday, Noor joins us in on Facebook to answer your questions about her work imagining a better future for her country.
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?