I am an independent, solutions-oriented multimedia journalist, educator, social entrepreneur and innovator, focused on peace and justice and based in Philadelphia.
At present I serve as the Assistant Director of External Affairs for the School of Media and Communication at Temple University, where I also manage the Center for Public Interest Journalism and maintain Temple’s corner of the Open Data Philly partnership.
Over the past 12 years, I have also:
- Photographed the war in Iraq for The Associated Press
- Launched video news reporting at the Philadelphia Daily News
- Pioneered social media strategies for independent journalists
- Produced War News Radio at Swarthmore College
- Founded and managed the Gun Crisis Reporting Project
- Studied journalism and psychological trauma with the Knight-Wallace Fellows and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
- Instructed students at the University of Missouri, Swarthmore College, Temple University, Tufts University and New York University.
• My work has been recognized with The Pulitzer Prize, The Bayeaux Prize for War Correspondents, a National Headliner Award, a Philadelphia Geek Award, the Best of Philadelphia awards, and Partners in Peace honors from Mothers in Charge, among others.
Thank you for visiting,
Photo at top: Selfie with children in Mosul, Iraq while embedded with US Army troops for The Associated Press in 2005.