Connie Moon Sehat

I joined Global Voices in September 2016 to oversee NewsFrames.

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.

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Latest posts by Connie Moon Sehat

May 24, 2017

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.

April 3, 2017

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.

March 29, 2017

Let's Welcome Two New Members. Next: We Need You for NewsFrames!

All is looking well at NewsFrames and we are happy to announce two new additions to our team: Belen Febres-Cordero and Nevin Thompson. Some of you may already know Nevin...

March 1, 2017

Fighting For, Not Fighting Against: Media Coverage and the Dakota Access Pipeline

Perhaps the news coverage reflects the state of our national inexperience with discussions over Native American sovereignty.

February 9, 2017

Why the News Frame Matters (Part 1 of 2)

In a democracy, news is an important part of empowering citizens to make their own decisions about governance and other matters. But if news stories sometimes skew the interpretation of issues or people, and as news stories are invariably written by people with their own perspectives, does news ultimately serve the agendas of authors and publishers?

February 1, 2017

Fake, Fraud, False, Fabricated: Finding the Vocabulary for Truth in News

Dwelling on "fake news" can raise questions about the overall limitations of fact-driven reporting, but we see it as an opportunity as well.

January 17, 2017

The Rising Voices – NewsFrames Initiative is Hiring a Community Lead

Global Voices (GV) seeks a NewsFrames – Rising Voices Community Lead to coordinate a new series of GV stories related to the representation of marginalized communities in media coverage. The NewsFrames – Rising Voices collaboration This collaboration seeks to combine the objectives of two GV initiatives: Rising Voices and NewsFrames….

November 22, 2016

NewsFrames: Team Leads and Direction Update

I hope everyone is well. Lately it’s been a roller coaster of emotions for many in our community, so let me start off with happy news. Team Leads I’d like to introduce our first NewsFrames Team Leads: Sana Saleem and Iria Puyosa. Some of you may already know one or…