Entrepreneurial journalist stoking media revolution, co-founder of Storify and Hacks/Hackers
Internet | San Francisco Bay Area, US
I am an entrepreneurial journalist who is working to combine the worlds of journalism and technology to build the future of media.
I am co-founder of Storify, which builds tools for journalists, bloggers and anyone to make stories by curating the social Web. I am also co-founder of Hacks/Hackers, an international non-profit organization that brings together journalists and technologists to collaborate on projects.
As a bureau chief and correspondent for The Associated Press, I covered politics, conflict, culture and business across the United States, Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Asia.
I was an embedded reporter with the U.S. Marines and Air Force during the 2003 Iraq war and covered fighting in northern Afghanistan and the U.S. military buildup in Central Asia after the Sept. 11 attacks. Among other major stories I have covered were the 2001 Macedonia war, the 2003 "rose revolution" in Georgia, 2004 tsunami from worst-hit Indonesia, 2004 Beslan school siege in southern Russia and 2005 unrest in Uzbekistan. I also reported on Pakistan's nuclear black market and the aftermath of Benazir Bhutto's 2007 assassination.
While at Stanford on a Knight journalism fellowship, I worked at the design school to explore the future of journalism. I co-founded a project on "redesigning journalism," looking at how audiences get their news and applying those insights to find ways to engage audiences. I have also studied strategic management and entrepreneurship at the Stanford business school, and worked on mobile application development and human-computer interaction design in the computer science department.