I am the head of content and product at ON_Discourse, an early-stage B2B media company focused on the business of technology.
I’ve worked as a digital leader for newsrooms for nearly 20 years, at Reuters, Circa, the Wall Street Journal, and most recently Crain Communications. as digital director for Pensions & Investments.
I spent five years at The Daily Show, one of the longest-running programs in television history where I helped build a digital department.
The Daily Show digital team won the first Emmy award of the Trevor Noah era in 2017 for “Between The Scenes” and was nominated for our overall digital work in 2018 and again in 2019.
I helped produce the New York Times bestselling book “The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library” as well as installations of the library across America, including Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington D.C.
I produced the “Make Trump Tweets Eight Again” browser extension, winning a Webby in 2018.
I have spent over a decade working in newsrooms, at Reuters, SNY, and most recently as editor-in-chief of Circa News. I have over 15 years of experience as a technologist, at Bristol Myers Squibb, Thomson Reuters, Merrill Lynch, and Newmark.
I shared the “Journalist of the Year” award from El Mundo in Madrid with Jennifer Preston, a former reporter and senior editor at The New York Times, in 2013 for their pioneering work in using social media for journalism. He was awarded “Best Innovation in Storytelling” by Reuters in 2011.
I began my career in newsrooms as the social media editor for Reuters, finding and developing news leads and sources on social platforms, and working to verify and confirm socially sourced reports, images, and videos to integrate into Reuters reporting. I led the reporting for live coverage of breaking news events on Reuters.com
I co-authored “The Verification Handbook,” along with leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media, and other verification experts. The handbook is a groundbreaking resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides tools, techniques, and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies and breaking news events.
NBC New York chose me as one of the top 20 people to follow on Twitter.
Tumblr founder David Karp told CNN that I run one of his favorite Tumblr blogs.
Jon Stewart cited me on an episode of The Daily Show.
Details magazine named me one of twelve social media mavericks.
Gizmodo named me one of the most viral people on the Internet.
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