I joined Global Voices in September 2016 to oversee NewsFrames. Currently, I direct a project called NewsQ, which seeks to elevate quality journalism through online ranking and recommendation systems.
My work has focused on the intersections of computing and democratic life, whether dissertating in German history, developing International Space Station software, or working on projects like the bibliographic Zotero, the New Orleans Research Collaborative, and ELMO (election monitoring and more). Most recently, I have worked for The Carter Center, Emory University, and The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
I like thinking about data and culture, and am inordinately fond of British murder mysteries, small plastic objects, and at the moment: music mashups on SoundCloud.
Latest posts by Connie Moon Sehat
Pressing ‘Pause’ on NewsFrames
As we pause the NewsFrames project, the team takes a moment to reflect upon the past year and a half.
Brexit and Bias? The Framing of Immigrants in the Media
Is there something in the topic of Brexit that disinformation efforts can take advantage of? What perspectives might a high-level, data-driven analysis of Brexit news provide?
What Are We Saying Differently in Our Coverage of Pakistan?
Comparing how Pakistan is covered in media outlets within the country, the United States, and Global Voices.
Lone Wolves are ‘Terrorists’ Too
References to Muslims or Islam are common whether the story is about a lone wolf killer or a terrorist. We need to find better ways to characterize people who cause terror and a language that does justice to everyone touched by it.
Culture Shot No. 2: Generous
What does it mean to be generous? A look at recent media coverage using the term in the US and India.
Culture Shot No. 1: Culture
Culture Shots will look at how different communities, countries and languages report on culture as a bridge into—or way of looking at—similarities and difference in different communities’ ways of looking at the worlds. It seemed fitting to make our first “shot” about the word culture—or cultural—itself.
What Is NewsFrames, And How Can You Get Involved?
We're working with a “regional editor testing” group to determine how NewsFrames will be integrated into the Newsroom. But if you're already a GV author or translator, you may be able to participate, too.
In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination
Residing within the southern part of Ecuador’s Amazon region, the approximately 1,200-strong Kichwa community of Sarayaku have drawn international attention for their battles over land and indigenous rights—battles that have relied on worldwide support. Since 1996, when the Ecuadorian government gave concessions for exploration and extraction to corporations without consultation...
When a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Wrong Words
The story of how a photo of a horrific accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo seven years ago took on a life of its own. WARNING: Contains violent images.
Spotting the News Frame (Part 2 of 2)
To empower you with ways of spotting the frame, we share a few examples from different areas of research that have approached the problem of interpretation.