Steven Davy

Steven Davy

Multimedia Editor
I joined The World in 2010 to establish the newly created web editor position. Since then, I've transitioned to become our multimedia editor where I'm responsible for the editorial direction of The World’s daily online presence along with editing all the interactive, video, photos, infographics etc — and helping develop our overall strategic vision on the net. Does "multimedia" really cover all that?! We'll see.
 
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.

Recent Stories

Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: How the coronavirus affects already fragile communities

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What impact has the coronavirus pandemic had on places of armed conflict or refugee settlements that are already fragile due to violence and deprivation? As part of our regular series of conversations on the pandemic, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Jocelyn Kelly, director of the program on gender, rights and resilience at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: How the coronavirus crisis has exposed entrenched health inequities

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The coronavirus pandemic has exposed entrenched health inequities for communities of color in the US and around the globe. As part of our regular series discussing COVID-19, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Nancy Krieger from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Krieger recently co-authored an analysis confirming the extent of such disparities.

Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: Can advances in testing counter surging COVD-19 cases?

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The surge in coronavirus cases around the world led by states like Florida in the US serves as a reminder of the urgent need for more testing. But those who can get a test must sometimes wait days for the results. As part of our regular discussion series on the coronavirus, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with epidemiologist Michael Mina, from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health who addressed the latest advances in COVID-19 testing.

Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: Are countries prepared for a coronavirus surge?

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After months of social distancing and lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some countries are reopening. But fears of a second wave of infections from COVID-19 are concerning. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with William Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: How the coronavirus crisis is exacerbating food insecurities and global inequities

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The coronavirus crisis has exacerbated existing crises of food insecurity and health disparities. And mass protests around the world continue to spotlight deep-seated inequities faced by communities of color. As part of our weekly discussion series on the global pandemic, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation exploring the global food supply and inequities, presented with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: What's next in the fight against the coronavirus?

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 9 million people globally and caused 440,000 deaths worldwide. With countries starting to reopen while we await vaccines and treatments, what can we expect next and how can we prepare and respond? As part of our series of conversations addressing the coronavirus crisis, The World's Elana Gordon moderating a discussion with epidemiologist Caroline Buckee from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: How systemic racism intersects with the coronavirus pandemic

Calls for social justice and police reform have gained momentum as unrest continues around the world in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. These calls are intersecting with the coronavirus pandemic. As part of our regular series discussing the coronavirus crisis, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a live conversation with David Harris, managing director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School.

Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: Stopping the spread of misinformation amid the coronavirus crisis

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Amplified by social media, misinformation can undermine critical public health efforts and fuel conspiracy theories — particularly dangerous amid the coronavirus crisis. As part of our weekly series taking your questions to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with K. “Vish” Viswanath, professor of health communication at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who addressed the pitfalls of COVID-19 misinformation, as well as ways to find trustworthy information about the pandemic.

Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: Lessons from the coronavirus pandemic to avert a future crisis

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The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the critical role of public health in protecting people around the world. But the crisis has also exposed the need for more investment to help prevent a pandemic of this magnitude from happening again. As part of our weekly series taking your questions to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Dr. Howard Koh of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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