Research-Creative Work

Creative Work

ReadyReporter: I produce a blog and twitter feed on ways reporters can better use online sources to work quicker, smarter and better. The tweets, @ReadyReporter, link to the blog, readyreporter.syr.edu [ also readyreporter.com], with tips on good resources, ways to find sources, story leads and more.

This is a direct outreach of my research, teaching and practical experience in how to use online sources for better reporting.

Meredith Professor: My current project  is to find and review online resources for journalism and to develop teaching modules and online units to help students and faculty learn to use these new tools.

Web Producer: Women Transcending Boundaries, the website for an interfaith women’s group begun in Syracuse after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. I write and produce this site, which is updated weekly.

Community Educator/Speaker:  I am still available for educational seminars civic and community groups about free speech.  While I was the Director of the Tully Center for Free Speech, I met with many Rotary Clubs and library groups, telling stories of several Central New Yorkers who put themselves on the line for free speech. This multimedia  presentation, is entitled,  “Central New York Free Speech Advocates.

Contributor“Click on Democracy,” a book about the impact of the Internet on the 2000 election

Academic Research

Author: Secret Justice: Off Base. Fighting for Access to Military Dockets and Court Proceedings. Working with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, in 2008 Tully Center Researcher Colleen Keltz and I  documented the difficulty that citizens and journalists have in finding out about dockets, hearings and trials in the military justice system. The study has been shared with top military officials and Congress in hopes that they will ensure more access to the military justice system. The Coast Guard has made changes since the report was issued.

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