University of Southern California
Adjunct Professor, Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication
Deputy Managing Editor
West Coast Producer
Digital First Media's Thunderdome
Senior Producer, Breaking News
89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio
Mobile Product Manager
Associate Editor, Social Media and Outreach
Social Media Specialist and Community Editor
Managing Web Editor, Go Banking Rates and Go Insurance Rates
The Loop 21
San Luis Obispo Tribune
Night Web Producer
North County Reporter
Kansas City Star
Government Reporter, Neighborhood News (fellowship)
Freelancer, FYI section
I'm a journalist, writer and editor with a bent for digital media and new storytelling forms.
Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley
Iowa State University
Moderator, 2017, Define American Film Festival
Speaker, 2017, ONA Reno
SPJ Western Regional Conference, 2017, "Digital Tools and Innovation"
Public lecture, Big Ideas podcast and University of Technology Sydney (Australia), 2017, "Trust and truth in the digital age: The challenges facing news organisations in 2017"
ACP Midwinter National College Journalism Convention 2017, "A New Kind of Gig" and "Covering Abroad from Afar"
Trainer, SPJ Journcamp, 2017, Tools for social media reporting
ACP Midwinter National College Journalism Convention 2016, "A New Kind of Gig" and "Covering Abroad from Afar"
Trainer, SPJ Journcamp, 2016, Tools for social media reporting
Keynote Panelist, ONA 2016, "reported.ly: The Story of Digital Media"
Speaker, Bindercon Los Angeles 2016, "Digital Engagement Across Language Barriers"
Speaker, SXSW, 2016, "Making Distributed Content Work in News"
Speaker, AAJA 2016, "Real Talk on Mental Health in the Newsroom"
Trainer, SPJ JournCamp 2015, "The New Reporting"
Speaker, Society of Professional Journalists, 2015 Western Regional Conference, "Digital Storytelling"
Speaker, AAJA, 2015, "Using Twichatgrams to tell your story"
Associate Judge, Sigma Delta Chi Awards, 2015
Speaker, ONA 2015, "Blood on the Screen: Dealing with Vicarious Trauma Via UGC"
Speaker, JACC (Journalism Association of Community Colleges), 2015, "Beyond a Tweet: Social Media Reporting and Verification"
Master Class speaker @ Skillcrush on career trajectories, 2014
Trainer, SPJ JournCamp, 2014 "Beyond Twitter and Facebook: Digital Media Apps and Tools You Can Use Now"
Speaker, AAJA 2014 "Building things people actually use"
Speaker, EIJ 2013 "Curation Station"
Speaker, UNITY 2012 "Platform Portability"
Speaker, ONA 2012 "Healthy Ecosystems in Digital Newsrooms"
Speaker, ONA 2011 "SMO is the new SEO"
Unconferences: ONA dCamp on mobile (2014), Hardly Strictly Young (2011), Newsfoo (2011) Spark Camp: Data (2012)
Advisor: Alhambra Source ReporterCorps (2012)