What I learned from meeting Maya Angelou - my 1981 interview with the writer and activist , published on the occasion of her death.
The CABECT project is supported by grant #1141170 from The National Science Foundation.
Speaking with middle school and high school students in Biratnagar Nepal. This was part of a series of presentations I gave on minority rights in civil society at the behest of the US State Department in 2012.
I commit occasional acts of journalism - this was an interview with former Pres. Bill Clinton in September, 2008
The IJIMS project gave middle school teachers and learners computing experience via community journalism. NSF grant 0739173
News games are an important emerging area of journalism.
Computer science and journalism students partner with Habitat for Humanity to provide better information about brownfields for redevelopment.
I wrote Chapter 9: Small Murders: Rethinking News Coverage of Hate Crimes against GLBT People, based on my study of the press coverage of the killing of Sakia Gunn
Toward a More Perfect Union: The Case for Culturally Responsive Computational Journalism
Protestors in Ferguson Missouri, August, 2014. Photo by Shawn Semmler, on Flickr
My research focuses on ways of enlarging access to the public square by helping journalists think computationally, helping computer scientists become better collaborators, and ensuring that digital media tools work better for all.