I’ll be hosting a discussion at Sundance about animal cruelty investigations

January 2, 2017

I’m happy to announce that a new, virtual reality investigation of factory farming will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month, and I’ll be hosting a discussion about how advocacy groups are using this new technology. The film, “Operation Aspen,” was created by Condition One, the leader in virtual reality filming. Condition […]

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Exclusive TED interview on the #NoDAPL Protests

November 12, 2016

Last week I dropped everything and flew to New York to host a TED Live broadcast, interviewing photographer Camille Seaman about the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. Camille had recently returned from Standing Rock, where she spent a month documenting the growing indigenous-led movement there. She shared photographs and video that […]

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Reporting on Secret Prisons Named One of Top Stories of the Year

October 31, 2016

I’m happy to announce that my reporting on Communications Management Units has been named one of the top investigative journalism projects of 2015-2016 by Project Censored. Project Censored has been creating the annual list since 1976. This year they “reviewed 235 Validated Independent News stories (VINs) representing the collective efforts of 221 college students and […]

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Netflix Features New Documentary on Veganism

September 11, 2016

I was interviewed for a new documentary on veganism and animal rights, which I’m excited to announce is now available on Netflix worldwide.

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Cowspiracy Filmmakers Hosting New Conference

August 25, 2016

The film Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret has exposed millions of people to the environmental devastation caused by animal agriculture. (A new cut from executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio is available on Netflix if you want to check it out). So I’m very excited to be speaking at this event in Berkeley in September. You can grab tickets […]

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From Newsroom to Classroom

August 24, 2016

The University of Michigan asked me to introduce myself to the university community, as I begin my new role as the Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism. One afternoon last fall, Charles Eisendrath, the long-time director of the Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan, was introducing me to a professor on campus. He was struggling […]

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TED Live Interview About How to Keep Your Online Data Safe and Secure

July 6, 2016

I was in Banff, Canada this week for the TED Summit, and was invited by TED to host a Facebook Live broadcast about privacy and surveillance. I sat down with Chris Soghoian, principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union. Chris is a leading authority on privacy, surveillance, and protecting your personal data. He gave […]

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“To Build a Fire”: New Split EP With “Old Lines” and Will Potter

June 13, 2016

Punk rock has probably been the single most powerful influence on my life. I grew up in Texas, in what was (at the time) a pretty small town. Reading liner notes, picking up zines or AK Press bookmobile books from shows, and finding political punk completely changed me. I devoured everything I could get my […]

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“Tough TED talks that will open your eyes”

April 26, 2016

Honored to have one of my TED talks on this list, alongside folks like Johann Hari, Lisa Kristine, and Noy Thrupkaew. You can check them all out here, or I’ve also embedded my talk “The shocking move to criminalize nonviolent protest,” below. (It’s coming up on a million views! Thanks to TED and everyone who has […]

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Big News! I’m the New Marsh Professor of Journalism at the Univ. of Michigan

April 13, 2016

As many of you know, last year I was awarded a Knight-Wallace Fellowship, and I have spent the academic year at the University of Michigan. It has been an incredible experience, both professionally and personally. It was a rare opportunity to spend a year with talented journalists from around the world as we took part in […]

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