About

Grove tan medium webI am an experienced reporter and researcher who writes about the media and science communication. My core interest lies in connecting the dots between psychology, communications and other disciplines to understand why misinformation is believed and what news outlets can do differently to address the misinformation problem. I’m a frequent contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review and have consulted regularly for the American Press Institute. Other outlets I’ve contributed to include Poynter.org, Newsweek, and Skeptical Inquirer.

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I’m also a budding academic, expecting to complete a master’s in journalism at the University of Missouri this year. There, my research interests are centered around health journalism, media credibility, news literacy, misinformation, and social media. My thesis experiment investigates how people form credibility perceptions about health news on Facebook. I am conversant in both quantitative and qualitative methods, and plan to go on to a Ph.D.

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Together with Amanda Warner, I am the creator of Post Facto, a game that teaches social media users how to fact-check news in their feeds.

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I also have extensive experience writing about renewable energy, the environment, urban development, public policy, economic development and business. I’ve written hundreds of articles published in newspapers, trade magazines, general interest magazines, online and on interactive TV services. Outlets I’ve written for, in the U.S. and U.K., include sustainable business websites Environmental Leader, Energy Manager Today and Environment Energy Pro, the political and social issues magazine New Internationalist, satirical magazine Private Eye, satellite television company UKTV, and trade magazines Architectural Record, Windpower Monthly, Windpower OffshoreRegeneration & Renewal, Real Business and Real Finance.

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I earned my B.A. in philosophy with honors from Wesleyan University and trained in magazine journalism at PMA Training, which is accredited by the U.K.’s Periodicals Training Council. In my spare time, I run, play guitar, and volunteer as a tutor at Literacy Instruction for Texas, helping students prepare for the GED high school equivalency exam. I live in Dallas with my husband and our grouchy orange cat, Ranji.

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