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.
Business, Finance & Economics
Don't be embarrassed. We all look at the off-the-wall products offered in in-flight magazine SkyMall. Now that the company has filed for bankruptcy, let us commiserate about the products that we will never again not have.
Yemen? Boko Haram? Syria's massive refugee crisis? All missed the cut in the president's speech.
Arts, Culture & Media
Everyone is buzzing about the Oscar nominations, which were released Thursday morning. But where do you start? If you care about global issues, here are a few suggestions.
Development & Education
We've been thinking about all the powerful women who provide an example for all of us. Share with everyone who the powerful women in your lives are — and don't be afraid to branch out beyond your mom. Though it's okay to nominate her, too.
The shooting in Paris has created waves around the world. We asked our SafeMode community what repercussions Wednesday's attack has already had for free speech, international security, radicalization and activism.