Journalism + Sundry Popular Press

"Twitter chaos is part of Elon Musk’s master plan"

It's no accident that Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter is a baffling disaster. Confusion is part of his game plan... On the surface, this is presented as some kind of innovation, that Musk is trying to fix everything that was wrong with Twitter. And to be fair, a lot was wrong with Twitter before Musk got in the driver's seat...

Faculty Member of the Craccum Advisory Board

Craccum is a 40-page weekly publication of the Auckland University Students’ Association. Founded in 1927 by the Auckland University College Men’s Common Room Committee, the magazine focuses on voicing the thoughts and opinions of students and covers all manners of topics and issues, including news, politics, and arts and culture.

Newspaper Work 2004-2007
(The Cambodia Daily)

Many archived newspaper articles written in Cambodia from 2004 - 2007

"What color is Obama? These researchers examined reactions when his skin looks darker"
(Washington Post)

Co-authored with Solomon Messing. Did the 2008 John McCain campaign deliberately manipulate the color of Barack Obama's skin in TV ads, trying to evoke racial biases? Several major media outlets have made this allegation in stories about our recent research. If true, this would be further evidence that American political campaigns have, as some observers allege, long been making subtle but intentional appeals to racism.

"How the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine are playing out across women's bodies"
( aka Quartz)

The term "propaganda" has been deployed throughout news media covering conflict in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip as asymmetrical invective so that propaganda is—from whichever vantage point—simply what the other guy says. Russian media accuse America of reductively demonizing Putin while American media accuse Russia of baldly lying to its own citizens...

"Cambodian boy gains new life after surgery"
(Boston Globe)

"You're a potato-head," 5-year-old Roth Arun repeatedly said to his foster mother with a mischievous smile...