Analyses

I am perennially exploring new ideas about the journalism industry. As I collaborate with Online News Association as a local co-organizer, I am discovering more opportunities to be involved in public conversations about the future of the field.

One of the editors of the book Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Liz Mays, has interviewed me about project management for a section of the book’s 2018 edition. If you are interested in starting your own news site, I highly recommend that you download this e-book.

In 2006, I published a graduate thesis analyzing the media framing of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I fact-checked the scientific claims that were being made about it at the time.

I am interested in data journalism and media verification. In 2017, I attended Misinfocon, a conference about news misinformation, and made a Storify about the results it yielded.

Solutions Journalism Network has interviewed me about innovation in science and environmental journalism.

This Arctic ice photo was taken by the United States Geological Survey.
This Arctic ice photo was taken by the United States Geological Survey.

Academic Media Research
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Controversy as Framed in The Washington Post and Indian Country Today
University of Wisconsin-Madison
News coverage of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge shows how reporters explain some energy and conservation conflicts involving indigenous communities. This qualitative analysis examined the complete set of articles on this subject published in The Washington Post and Indian Country Today during 2005. Qualitative analysis showed that the two publications differed vastly in their framing of geological science, indigenous priorities, habitat conservation, and national security.

News Media Conversations and Events

Social Media Safety Skills Slack Chat
Online News Association Local Network
2018

#EdShift Chat: Teaching Business Skills at J-School
MediaShift
2017

Reporting 101: How to Cover Global Development
Solutions Journalism Network
2017

#EdShift Chat: Journalism Students, Professors Set Goals for the Year Ahead
MediaShift
2017

Web Chat on Burnout Prevention
Online News Association Local Network
2017

How Can Environmental Journalists Report #TheWholeStory?
Solutions Journalism Network
2017

Tweet a Media Thesis Project: Legacy Traditions in Online Journalism
2017

Financial Survival Tips for Freelance Journalists
Online News Association Western New England
2017

Misinfocon Yields More Questions than Answers
MIT Media Lab
2017

Roundtable Discussion on Finding Offline Sources
Warmth Meets Tech at ONA16
Online News Association Conference
2016

High-Impact Quotes from International Symposium on Online Journalism
ISOJ
2016

Reaping a Harvest of Advice from Six Journalism Conferences
2015

Making Science Media Personal and Visual
2015

Should Energy Journalism Focus on Storytelling or Analysis?
2015