Experience

UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC School of Media and Journalism

  • Assistant Professor and Curriculum Coordinator for Visual Communications department
  • Fall 2011 – Current
  • I teach interactive journalism in the Visual Communications department while developing new interactive ways of storytelling as well as new revenue models for online journalism.

Kenan-Flagler School of Business at UNC

  • Joint Faculty Appointment
  • January 2017 – Current
  • This joint appointment between the School of Media and Journalism and the Business School is to leverage emerging technologies for new endeavors.

Reese News Lab

  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Fall 2016 – Current
  • I lead students to find new and sustainable innovations and to create new technologies for the journalism industry.

The Washington Post

  • Editor and Director of Video
  • July 2010 – July 2011
  • In this newly created role, I lead a team of video journalists and video editors to create strong multimedia stories while innovating new revenue models to make video a profitable storytelling medium for The Washington Post. We have continued to produce award-winning content while generating positive revenue.
  • Editor Innovations
  • September 2008 – July 2010
  • Managing a team of developers, I am tasked with discovering and creating innovative ways to present news and information and experimenting with new business models. Our rapid development team launches projects quickly through multiple mediums and devices and leads the newsroom in communicating through new technologies.

International Mission Board

  • Overseas Correspondent
  • May 2006 – September 2008
  • Travel to 18 countries telling stories for various U.S. based publications of the IMB and Baptist Press.

MSNBC.com


Education

University of Liverpool (U.K.)

  • Masters of Science | Internet Communication
  • July 2009 – 2013

Western Kentucky University

  • Bachelors of Arts in Photojournalism and New Media
  • Aug 1999 – 2003

Honors and Awards

    • Knight Prototype Grant 2014 for FilmSync technology
    • Shared recipient of Edward R. Murrow Award to washingtonpost.com multimedia staff.
    • While Editor of Video my staff was honored with 8 Regional Emmy awards.
    • Eclipse Award for Media, NTRA 2007
    • Best of Photojournalism, NPPA
      • Multiple individual awards and staff awards in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010.
    • Pictures of The Year International (POYi)
      • Multiple individual awards and staff awards in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010.

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