Since, August of 2000, I have been on sabbatical in the Balkan region training reporters in everything from how to use the Internet and spreadsheets in their reporting to training on issues of diversity and tolerance. I have trained in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Kosovo so far. I work primarily for the Center for War, Peace and the News Media based at New York University. I have also worked for IREX-ProMedia in Bosnia and Internews in Thailand training Burmese reporters. I continue to freelance as well. 

Up until August of 2000, I worked for The Tennessean in Nashville as a Metro government reporter and then as a investigative reporter.  I also was a contributing editor to the late-great  APB News, a very cool but non-defunt on-line website that focused on crime stories.

I formerly worked as the News Data Manager for the Associated Press in New York City where I did computer-assisted reporting for the AP's Special Assignment Team and for AP bureaus worldwide.

I also work with Investigative Reporters and Editors and have since before I became a journalist. I am a former board member of the IRE Board of Directors. I formerly served on the staff of the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting. Here’s what we looked like back then.


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I completed course work in the graduate program at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.