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

October 17, 2017

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.

October 10, 2017

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.

October 2, 2017

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.

September 21, 2017

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.

August 15, 2017

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.

July 22, 2017

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...

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.