WHAT DO YOU DO?
I am the deputy editor for digital operations at The New York Times. I have been a reporter
, a multimedia producer, a digital editor for news and helped manage print-digital newsroom integration in a range of roles during my seven years at The Times, and was on the team that wrote the company's 2014 Innovation Report.
Before coming to the Times, I worked in public radio at This American Life
and elsewhere. I think a lot about digital journalism strategy, new approaches to storytelling and trends in reader behavior that impact news organizations' effectiveness and reach, and frequently speak on that subject both nationally and internationally.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN JOURNALISM?
This description of my first job at The New York Times and how I found it is explained here, in this 2008 piece I wrote for the Association of Independents in Radio: "From Public Radio to Multimedia"
. The web site Transom.org has a wonderful feature that explains how many alumni of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies got their start in radio. My story was posted here: Life After Salt
. Another version of the tale is my essay in the book, "Should I Go to Grad School."
If you are looking for similar radio training, I can highly recommend the Transom Story Workshops
which are run by my former instructor, Rob Rosenthal — the best radio teacher around.I'M A STUDENT, CAN YOU HELP ME?
Sure thing. I
am happy to talk to journalism students to
offer whatever general advice I can about starting out. I can't always respond quickly, but will get back to you as soon as I can.