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 from February, 2017
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?
Dwelling on "fake news" can raise questions about the overall limitations of fact-driven reporting, but we see it as an opportunity as well.