I have spoken to journalists at a variety of news organizations seeking to learn more about how my research can help their newsroom transformation efforts, including RTS, Swedish Public Broadcasting, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and the Memphis Commercial Appeal. I have spoken at a wide variety of professional journalism and academic conferences, including Investigative Reporters and Editors, South by Southwest, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the International Communication Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, and more. I particularly enjoy speaking to international journalists, including State Department-sponsored visits from China and Russia and nearly-annual talks to a group visiting from Denmark. I have visited other journalism classrooms from around the country, including the University of Missouri, Columbia Journalism School, NYU, the University of Oregon, and others. I have assisted in training programs for Report for America at the Poynter Institute in Florida and at the Associated Press. I have served as the featured speaker at the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University and at the “Journalism Transformations Colloquium,” at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Invited speaking engagements

Invited speaker, U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, delegation from China (October 2023).

Invited speaker, International Center for Journalists (April 2023).

Invited speaker, Hope Lab (November 2022).

Invited speaker, NYU Studio 20 (2015-present). Speaking to Dr. Jay Rosen’s class.

Invited speaker, RTS, Swedish Public Broadcasting (May 2022).

Invited speaker, Associated Press, Local News AI program, The Readiness Workshops (May 2022).

Invited host, This Week In Digital (May 2022).

Invited panel leader, The Future of Social Media: Covering, Researching, and Regulating Platforms, with  NYU’s Center for Social Media & Politics, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU School of Law, NYU Arts & Science (April 2022).

Invited speaker, Central Asia Media Exchange Program, (November 2021)

Invited speaker, York College, (February 2021).

Invited speaker, J+ Remote Reporter Engagement Course, (April 2020).

Invited speaker, US State Department Delegation from Russia, (December 2019).

Invited speaker, Report for America training, Poynter Institute, (May 2018 and 2019).

Invited speaker, Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, (July 2018).

Interviewed Yochai Benkler,  co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, for “Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics” event, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, (December 2018).

Invited speaker, University of Missouri School Of Journalism’s New York Program, (2016-present).

Invited speaker, The Danish School of Media and Journalism’s New York program, (2015-present)

Invited workshop facilitator, Cultural Vistas Program, a German/American journalism exchange group, (2018-present).

Invited speaker, University of Oregon New York Program, (2017-2018).

Invited speaker, World Editors Forum, (October 2017).

Invited speaker, Urban Desi Conference, (2017).

Invited speaker, Summer Reporting Intensive, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, (July 2017).

Invited panelist, #MetricShift chat “How to Teach Metrics,” (March 2017).

Moderator, “Where’s the line (or should there be one)? Journalists and objectivity in the age of Trump.” Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, (April 2017).

Invited panelist, “Publishers and metrics: where the industry is now.” Parse.ly webinar. (March 2017).

Invited speaker, multimedia courses, TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication in Fort Worth, (March 2017).

Invited speaker, Informed Citizen project, a Knight Foundation funded election coverage project in Ohio, (September 2016).

Invited speaker, “Teaching Social Journalism and Community Engagement,” Tow Center’s Educator’s Symposium, Columbia University (September 2016).

Invited speaker, Entrepreneurial Journalism Summer Intensive, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, (July 2016).

Invited guest, dotNYC podcast, (August 2016).

Featured speaker, “Journalism Transformations Colloquium,” Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Served as an international expert for discussions of changing journalism curricula. (April 2016).

Invited speaker, social media course, Columbia University Journalism School, (April 2016).

Invited speaker, “Social Journalism and Community Engagement,” in Journalism 2.0 and Beginning Newswriting and Reporting courses, Simpson University, Des Moines, Iowa, (April 2016.)

Invited speaker, “What I’m learning about social journalism and what it means for average newsroom,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, (January 2016).

Moderator, “Data Journalism innovators,” at “The Next Big Thing in Journalism: Follow the Data” at the Paley Center for Media, (December 2015).

Moderator, “Your Journalism, Your Brand: How to Build an Effective Social Profile,” Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY,  (April 2015).

Invited speaker, “Tow Tea: What’s Your Angle?” Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. (October 2015).

Panelist, “Listening first: building community from the ground up,” Social Media Weekend, New York, NY. (June 2015).

Invited speaker, “Media Engagement: Journalism and the Promotion of Ideas,” John Jay College of Criminal Justice (April 2015).

Leader, ONA dCamp NC: Mobile. Helped facilitate this workshop on using human-centered design processes to identify reader needs and propose practical mobile-first solutions. (February 2014)

Co-leading group with Etan Horowitz, CNN Mobile Editor
Co-leading group with Etan Horowitz, CNN Mobile Editor at ONA dCamp Mobile

Featured speaker, “The professional connection.” Spoke at local networking event for young professionals along with Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell. (January 2014).

Featured speaker, “Let’s tweet about it.” Carpenter Complex Community Center, University of Memphis. Student/resident assistant asked me to talk about social media with a group of undergraduate students. (October 2013).

Featured speaker, “Social media: What’s new, who is using it, and why.” Memphis Commercial Appeal. Spoke to about 35 editors and reporters at request of the executive editor. (April 2013).

Featured speaker, “Tapping into social media.” Society of Professional Journalists conference, University of Mississippi (April 2013).

Invited facilitator, Lunch With a Leader. University of Memphis celebration of Women’s History Month. (March 2013).

Featured speaker, “#SocialJ: Journalists and Twitter.” Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi.  (October 2012).

Speaking at Ole Miss
Speaking at Ole Miss

Invited speaker, “Education session on social media.”Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. (August 2012).

Featured speaker, News 2.0: How Social Media & Digital Technologies Are Changing Media Institutions & How We Communicate. Women’s Research Forum, University of Memphis. (November 2011)

Invited panelist, “The state of newsroom innovation.” American Society of Newspaper Editors. (November 2011).

Featured speaker/discussion leader, “Storytelling for the mission.” Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative of the Midsouth Fall Workshop. (November 2011).

Featured speaker, “Going social: The power of new media and your career.” Career and business development event sponsored by National Association of Multi-Ethnicity and National Association of Black Journalists at University of Memphis. (September 2011).

Webinar leader, “Going beyond Facebook: Teaching social media in the classroom.” American Advertising Federation. (March 2011).

Featured speaker, the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University, the first social media fellowship for journalists in the nation. Fellows came from top newsrooms around the world, including: The Washington Post, 60 Minutes, Frontline, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, NPR, The Kyiv Post, Chicago Tribune, El Tiempo and many more. (March 2011).

Invited Panelist, “Women in the Newsroom: Burned Out and Fed Up,” hosted by Newspaper Research Journal and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. (January 2010)

Invited Panelist, “Social Media and Local Journalism,” Brown Bag Lunch. Memphis Social Media Club. (2010).

Invited Panelist, “Extra, Extra, Tweet All About It,” hosted by the University of Oregon. A few of the other panelists: Ryan Teague Beckwith, deputy editor at Congress.org; Mathew Ingram, then-communities editor at the Toronto Globe and Mail; Brian Stelter, reporter who covers television, digital media and more at The New York Times. (Fall 2009).

Featured speaker and writing coach, Teen Appeal Camp. Around 70 Memphis City Schools students come to campus for one week each summer to learn the fundamentals of journalism. Funded by Scripps Howard Foundation and the Lionel Linder Fund. (2008-present)

Speaker, “Managing Change Summit,”hosted by Committee of Concerned Journalists and Reynolds Journalism Institute, held in Washington, DC. Attendees included senior editors and top executives from the New York Times, Politico, American Public Media, Gatehouse Media, and many others. (2008).

Speaker/panelist, Curtis B. Hurley Symposium, “New Media, Enduring Values,” National Press Club event, Washington, D.C. (October 2007).