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.
From 2007-10 I regularly reported for United Press International covering defense procurement and other security industry related stories. I also covered emerging security threats around the world including terrorism and militant aggression.
In December 2009 I completed my graduate degree at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism following a successful defense of my thesis project. During my time at MSU I conducted research on news media bias, news media framing, censorship during war, urban revitalization, renewable energy and climate change.
Places my reporting has been featured: United Press International, The Washington Times, EJ Magazine, The Kalamazoo Gazette, Music Revue Magazine, Middle East Times, Michigan State News, The Great Lakes Echo, PBS MediaShift, PRI’s The World.