Speaking & Workshops

I speak on panels, give talks on my research, and participate in workshops and conferences. The themes vary, but focus on audience engagement and civic media-technology. Here's a selection of what some of that has looked like. If you'd like to contact me about an event, go here.

 
 Speaking at the University of Miami Newsjam. Photo by Cassandra Keith.

Speaking at the University of Miami Newsjam. Photo by Cassandra Keith.

university of miami newsjam 2017

I helped facilitate an innovation-driven hackathon that encouraged teams to create digital games with news value. Participants included gamers, journalists and graduate students at the University of Miami.

 


 At the Computation and Journalism Symposium. Photo by Seong Jae Min

At the Computation and Journalism Symposium. Photo by Seong Jae Min

computation and journalism symposium 2017

I chaired a panel on computational approaches to audience engagement at the C&J Symposium at Northwestern University. Panelists included Corey Haines, CTO of the engagement startup Hearken, Michael Reifman of the New York Times and MIT's Amy Zhang. 


 Image courtesy of   Joe Amditis ‏ @ jsamditis   on Twitter

Image courtesy of Joe Amditis‏ @jsamditis on Twitter

Poynter 10UP Summit 2016

I spoke with Andrew Haeg of GroundSource and Michelle Ferrier of Troll-Busters.com on accessing communities that are often underserved by journalists.


FACETSCon 2016

This annual event focuses on art, design and civic media. I was invited by Caroline Sinders to speak about my experience organizing Hack4Change, a Delhi hackathon that focused on telling Indian women's stories using a broad swathe of data. The panel theme was "Civic Hacking Gone Awry." You about the hackathon, which I co-organized, here. My blog post about what I learned as a co-organizer is here.


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SRCCON 2015

Building on my experience starting Hacks/Hackers New Delhi, Gaba Rodriguez and I organized a collaborative session at SRCCON 2015 that focused on differences in newsroom cultures around the world, and how to build stronger networks between journalists and technologists around the world.


2016 Christopher J. Georges Conference on College Journalism
at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard

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I led a collaborative exercise for a group of selected student journalists from around the country. I also presented the findings of my graduate research on audience engagement, focusing on practical tips for student journalists, tools they could use, and new ways to frame the conversation around engagement in their newsrooms.


People Powered Journalism Conference 2016

I presented my research on comment moderation and emotional labor at the People Powered Journalism Conference in Chicago.