Article on Whistleblowing Tools in CJR

As a break from dissertation writing, I accepted an invitation from the editors of the Columbia Journalism Review to write an article revisiting last year’s Tow Center report on the use of SecureDrop in newsrooms. Here in the early months of the Trump presidency, all indications point to an incredible surge in the use of… Continue reading Article on Whistleblowing Tools in CJR

Interview on the “It’s All Journalism” Podcast

Posting this a bit late, but I was invited to speak on the podcast “It’s All Journalism” back in June. They were curious about my research on SecureDrop and I think we covered the subject pretty well in just under thirty minutes. You can tune in here: http://itsalljournalism.com/203-securedrop-helps-protect-identity-of-anonymous-sources/ And my report on SecureDrop is available… Continue reading Interview on the “It’s All Journalism” Podcast

Teaching Data Article in CJR

Cheryl Phillips and I just published an article-length version of our report “Teaching Data and Computational Journalism” in the Columbia Journalism Review. Find it here: http://www.cjr.org/analysis/data.php

Report on “Teaching Data and Computational Journalism”

Cheryl Phillips and I just published a report called “Teaching Data and Computational Journalism.” It covers a lot of ground. We surveyed the course offerings of accredited journalism schools in the U.S. to see where and how data and computational skills were being taught. The results were pretty grim: roughly half teach no data skills… Continue reading Report on “Teaching Data and Computational Journalism”

The Metawork of Writing

The directors of the undergraduate writing program at Columbia compiled a pithy and quite comprehensive list of the moves that successful essays make. I filed it away as a tool for when my writing seems to be missing some motivating point. A while back, I designed a quick layout to give these valuable instructions a… Continue reading The Metawork of Writing