In January, I spent three weeks living, working and studying at 42, an intense tuition free coding school in Fremont, CA. The program has been written about many times, but here’s a short essay about my own experience.
I’ve never performed a spoken word poem about journalism in front of journalists before.
Until last weekend.
This was a personal essay I wrote about my mom a week after the 2016 presidential election.
I was surprised, and honored, to learn that it was later included in Poynter’s “86 pieces of journalism wisdom published in the month since the election.”
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
As a journalist, I believe in the power of storytelling, but I often question whether we produce and effectively measure the impact we aspire to achieve.
Before I changed the focus of my Knight journalism project (more on that in the coming weeks), I spent the first six months of my fellowship learning a lot about the state of digital news archives. In fact, this was my original innovation proposal for my Knight Fellowship application. TL,DR: How can we preserve and analyze digital news […]
This was originally published on Poynter on Friday, April 17th, 2015. Read the rest of the feature along with our lessons learned. “In our industry right now, journalists get laid off. Newsrooms shut down. Publications fold. But what happened to most of Thunderdome’s people is different from other stories we’ve told one year later for a few […]