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Susan McGregor - Privacy Technologies: The Future of Research at OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday at New America Foundation NYC on March 17 2014.
Find out the primary challenges that journalists face in adopting effective security practices in their work. While the AP phone records case and the Edward Snowden revelations have helped raise security awareness among journalists, the industry faces significant challenges in constructing a coherent approach to these challenges, including a lack of appropriate tools and training materials. The talk, lead by Susan McGregor, addresses these issues as well as some possible paths for improvement
BIO: Susan McGregor is Assistant Professor & Assistant of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. McGregor was the Senior Programmer on the News Graphics team at the Wall Street Journal Online for four years before joining Columbia Journalism School as an Assistant Professor in 2011. McGregor was named a 2010 Gerald Loeb Award winner for her work on the the WSJ's "What They Know" series. Her research focuses on issues of data, graphics and digital security. In 2012, she received a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation for her work on Dispatch, a mobile app for secure source communication, and in 2013 she was awarded a Knight Prototype grant to develop DataDocs, an platform for creating interactive, evergreen web videos. She holds a master's degree in Educational Communication and Technology from NYU and a bachelor's degree in Interactive Information Design from Harvard University.
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Magnus Ag, CPJ - Committee to Protect Journalists