EXPERIENCE

Open Source – New York, 2014 – 2015
Columnist. Write a digital column for The New York Times Foreign desk analyzing visual evidence of news events posted on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, and fact-checking trending discussions on social networks.

The Lede – New York, 2009 – 2014
Editor and Reporter. As the editor and main writer of the New York Times breaking-news blog, The Lede, wrote more than 2,100 posts, mainly focused on using firsthand text accounts, photographs and video shared online to help report and explain the day’s leading stories, in rapid-reaction news analysis posts and comprehensive live-blogs. Detailed, forensic analysis of video posted online by witnesses to news events — from protests in Syria and clashes in Brazil to the crackdown on dissent in Egypt — was central to this work, as was curating reports from bloggers, activists and journalists watching events unfold in places like Russia, Bahrain, Pakistan and the West Bank.

Significant live-blogs charted the post-election protests in Iran in 2009; the earthquake in Haiti and the impact of the Wikileaks revelations in 2010; the uprisings in the Arab world, the tsunami in Japan and the Occupy movement in 2011; the Gaza conflict in 2012; the coup in Egypt and the election of Iran’s new president in 2013. The blog’s live coverage of Iran and the Arab uprisings was included in Pulitzer Prize submissions. Several posts have led to follow-up television reports from Rachel Maddow, Joe Scarborough and Stephen Colbert.

The Climb – New York/France, 2008
Blogger. Wrote a short-term New York Times cycling blog, The Climb, charting my attempt to complete the hardest mountain stage of the 2008 Tour de France (in the rain).

NYTimes.com – New York, 2007 – 2008
Multimedia Producer. Helped oversee the integration of print and digital as a web producer on the Foreign desk of The Times. Worked with correspondents and photographers to produce multimedia features – including slide shows, audio interviews and online discussions.

World Cup ’06 – New York, 2006
Blogger. Co-created the New York Times’ first blog, covering the 2006 World Cup. Wrote posts, live-blogged games and streamed cameraphone images of fans cheering for their nations from ethnic enclaves around New York City.

The New York Times Magazine – New York, 2000 – 2007
Researcher/Reporter. Fact-checked articles written by staff writers and freelance contributors. Wrote headlines and captions, contributed to the editing of articles and frequently provided additional reporting. Published about two dozen magazine articles and interviews under my own byline.

The Al Franken Show – New York, 2004
Radio Producer. Wrote scripts, blogged and produced segments of the Air America Radio show during the final months of the 2004 election campaign. Contributed research to Franken’s book about the campaign, “The Truth (With Jokes).”

Freelance Journalism – New York, 1999 – 2006
Reporter and Video Producer. Contributed articles, essays and satirical pieces to The Times, GQ, the Guardian and Slate. Shot web video reports for NYTimes.com and Wired magazine. Shot, edited and scripted television reports on the intersection of sports and war, in the Balkans and Northern Ireland, for the British program “Trans World Sport.”

Associated Press Television News – London, 1995 – 1998
Television News Producer. Wrote scripts, edited video and recorded voice-overs to produce news reports for a television news agency providing material to hundreds of international broadcasters, including ABC, CNN and the BBC. Frequently directed coverage overnight.

UNTV – Zagreb, Sarajevo and Belgrade, 1994 – 1995
Television Producer and Cameraman. Produced a series of television reports and short documentaries for a United Nations-sponsored program broadcast twice a week inside the former Yugoslavia during the last two years of the wars in Croatia and Bosnia. Several pieces were re-broadcast on European stations like ZDF and RAI.

American Friends Service Committee – Phnom Penh, 1992
Television Producer. Wrote and directed a 20-minute, Khmer-language, educational docudrama for an aid organization in Cambodia.

Pacifica Radio News – New York, 1992
Freelance Radio Producer. Produced reports for local and national broadcast.

EDUCATION

New York University, 1993
Studied film and television production in the M.F.A. program at NYU.

University of Pennsylvania, 1990
Graduated with a B.A. in English. Directed three short plays by Samuel Beckett as part of an honors thesis project.