Analyses

I am perennially curious about the journalism industry. My do-it-yourself attitude about learning and sharing information has led me to explore these ideas while I am developing news projects at Yale University.

In 2006, I published a graduate thesis analyzing the media framing of an energy-related controversy. Since then, I’ve been curating media-related discussions via Twitter.

I’ve also been interviewed about my perspective on environmental media by Devi Lockwood, a writer who covers climate change.

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

Graduate Thesis
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.

Wheat harvestNew Analytical Projects
Tweet a Media Thesis Project: Legacy Traditions in Online Journalism

Reaping a Harvest of Advice from Six Journalism Conferences

High-Impact Quotes from International Symposium on Online Journalism

Should Energy Journalism Focus on Storytelling or Analysis?

Making Science Media Personal and Visual

Warmth Meets Tech at ONA16

I am currently seeking theses and dissertations to read and Storify for the Tweet a Media Thesis Project. I want to see more of these exciting and often-buried ideas making it into visible online spaces. If you know any theses that you’d strongly recommend for tweeting, send me a note via Twitter. I am most interested in reading about the following topics: online media, entrepreneurial journalism, environmental reporting, student-produced publications, solutions journalism, explanatory journalism, and source diversity.