I’m senior editor of Quartz, a global business news venture of Atlantic Media Company, launching later this year. I also teach digital journalism at NYU.
I was, until February 2012, the editor of outreach and social media for The Wall Street Journal, where I led a team of journalists building news for the social web and wrote about technology and culture. Earlier, I covered education and health in the Journal’s Boston bureau.
I’m also an adjunct professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, teaching a class on digital-journalism skills to master’s students in the Studio 20 program. In 2010, I taught social media at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Before that, I helped start the Nieman Journalism Lab, where I was an assistant editor, covering the media industry and innovation in online journalism. I attended Harvard College, majored in African-American studies, and wrote for The Crimson, but didn’t graduate.
My reporting has been honored by the Education Writers Association (for Journal stories about Larry Summers’ downfall at Harvard), the Newhouse School’s Mirror Awards (for Nieman Lab coverage of The Associated Press), and Newsweek’s Current Project for Student Journalism (for a Crimson investigation of Summers’ leadership). In 2011, Forbes named me to its list of “30 Under 30″ in media.
Sometimes I speak about the future of news at events, which have recently included the Online News Association’s annual conference, SXSW Interactive, and BarCamp NewsInnovation Philadelphia.
I grew up in Scarsdale, New York, and now live in the West Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. To email me, click here. You can often find me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinboard, Pinterest, Google+, and Quora.
Selection of My Published Work
The Wall Street Journal
- The Surveillance Catalog (with many colleagues)
- Everything the Internet Knows About Me (Because I Asked It To)
- The Inbox of an Accidental Facebook Voyeur
- Internet Hunting Has Got to Stop — If It Ever Starts
- Pinnacle Ads Escaped Vetting by Publications
- Rock’s Best Laser Light Show Is in Steven Tyler’s Throat
Nieman Journalism Lab