I bridge journalism/media and computer science.
My first journalism job was as a local reporter in my native Halifax, on the east coast of Canada, and my most recent was head of news strategy and transformation for CBC News in Toronto. In between, I’ve had front-line, entrepreneurial, and senior manager roles, worked with networks in Canada, the US, and Europe, and won awards for linear and non-linear content.
I curate journalismAI.com and am a faculty member in computer science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, where I teach Communicating Computer Science Ideas and Technology Innovation. I also help audience-based companies with process improvement. My research and training interests are simplification, journalistic trust, communication noise, and AI in journalism.
My master’s degree is in electronic commerce from Dalhousie, combining computer science, law, and business. I’ve also designed and taught university courses in Entertainment Law, Information Technology Transactions, and Emerging Business Models in Journalism.
Updated September 2023