The Iron Pipeline: Investigative Reporting with Contently Dot Org

I recently had the opportunity to work with Contently and StudioAtGawker on a long-form investigative story about gun trafficking on the so-called Iron Pipeline, a stretch of Interstate 95 that connects a number of major east coast cities. The reporting work was in conjunction with the launch of Contently Dot Org, a not-for-profit platform in support of … Continue reading The Iron Pipeline: Investigative Reporting with Contently Dot Org

Hacking Explained: Jack Rice and Dan Patterson on Progressive AM 950

Download Audio Jack and Dan discuss a brief history of hacking, explain how the NSA captured personal user data from major internet providers, and provide a few essential security tips for the web and mobile on Minnesota’s progressive talk station, AM 950. Learn more about about the NSA from expert James Bamford, and security from … Continue reading Hacking Explained: Jack Rice and Dan Patterson on Progressive AM 950

Sudan Stories with Jack Rice and Dan Patterson on Progressive AM 950

Recorded on AM 950 in Minneapolis as commentary on media training conducted by Small World News in Cairo, Egypt.  Download Audio In which I join talk radio host, former CIA agent, and public defender Jack Rice to share stories on 950 AM in Minneapolis about storytelling, reporting from Cairo, and digital journalism in conflict regions. Learn more at AM … Continue reading Sudan Stories with Jack Rice and Dan Patterson on Progressive AM 950

Sudan Stories: Language, Guns, & Phones – Media Training In Cairo

Recorded in March 2014 as part of a media training by Small World News in Cairo, Egypt.  Download Audio From an ad-hoc classroom through the bustling streets of Cairo to the Pyramids of Giza, this is an audio journal of stories and  thoughts recorded while working with Small World News to train Sudanese media makers in March of 2014. Our hotel was located down a busy, … Continue reading Sudan Stories: Language, Guns, & Phones – Media Training In Cairo

Sudan Stories: The Story of N – Imprisoned and Blinded

Recorded in March 2014 as part of a media training by Small World News in Cairo, Egypt.  Download Audio N is from a city in Sudan. I met her during our training course in Cairo. N was a media student for two weeks and I had to opportunity to know her well. In Sudan, N has a reputation as a hard-working and warm-hearted … Continue reading Sudan Stories: The Story of N – Imprisoned and Blinded

Sudan Stories: The Story of M – Sell a Kidney or Make Bombs

Recorded in March 2014 as part of a media training by Small World News in Cairo, Egypt.  Download Audio M is a Sudanese activist living in Cairo. As a young man in Sudan M was kidnapped, forced to join the military, and punished for refusing to learn bomb-making tactics. Years later M was released and built a life in Sudan. … Continue reading Sudan Stories: The Story of M – Sell a Kidney or Make Bombs

The Gabfest: An Interview with Slate’s Podcast Chief Andy Bowers

In which Andy Bowers reveals the history of Slate podcasting, how he grew a content empire, and the true origin of Slate’s anti-Panda agenda. The New Oxford American Dictionary deemed ‘podcast’ the word of the year in 2005. During the early, hyped days of podcasting and ‘web 2.0′, tech companies raised money at crazy valuations, and were poised to … Continue reading The Gabfest: An Interview with Slate’s Podcast Chief Andy Bowers