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
What are the potential health impacts on children who have been separated from their families at the border? Harvard's Dr. Jack Shonkoff, an expert on toxic stress in children, raises serious concerns about what the kids separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border might be experiencing and the long-term impacts of the trauma.
Puerto Rico's power problems stem from an old system. The average age of a power plant in the US, and elsewhere around world, is about 15 years. The average age in Puerto Rico is 44 years.
If someone in your family is sick with the flu, you already know this: the flu season this year is bad. Maybe even record-breaking bad, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Last Friday, the CDC said this could be the worst flu outbreak since the 2009 swine flu pandemic. The World hosted a discussion about the flu outbreak during an event at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Here is a video recording of the live event.
Food has become big business in New Jersey, a destination for imports, exports and testing out foreign foods before they enter the US market.
At SXSW, it’s not just the president’s executive orders that cause concerns. Companies are worried about their ability to recruit the world’s top talent if America sounds — and becomes — a less welcoming place.