Awards/Distinctions        
2016 – International Association for Media and Communication Research conference in Leicester. Presenter: "New(s) Access? Local News and Alternative Journalism at U.S. Community TV Stations" paper.
2016 – Alliance for Community Media conference in Boston. Presenter: "New(s) Access? Local News and Alternative Journalism at U.S. Community TV Stations" paper.
2016 – College Media Association New York conference. Completed training: CMA Adviser Certification Program, March 12-15. 
2015 – Massachusetts House of Representatives: Citation for "role in advancing independent local journalism” for work related to SNN [see below].
2014 – Alliance for Community Media Northeast conference in New Hampshire. Presenter: "If You Build It, They Will Come: How to Kickstart a Community Newsroom."
2013 – Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Rio de Janiero. Presenter: “Watchdogging Haiti’s Earthquake from the Grassroots – A New Model?”  
2013 –  International Association for Media and Communication Research conference in Dublin. Presenter: “Hybrid in Haiti” paper. 
2010 –  Nonprofit Technology Network Conference. Co-moderator: “Measuring your Impact – Understanding the Need” workshop. 
2010 – World Association of Community Radio Animators (AMARC). Expert Assessor for Emergency Needs Assessment Mission to Haiti following earthquake. 
2008 – Casey Journalism Center. Paid "Casey Fellow" to attend “Communities in Flux” seminar. 
2008 – Poynter Institute. Won grant to attend one-week “The Backpack Journalist” seminar. 
2004 – Finalist: Rory Peck Award for Hard News for freelance video work in a war zone. 
2004 – Co-recipient: Sam Chavkin Prize for Integrity in Latin American Journalism, North American Congress on Latin America, NY, NY. 
2001 – Massachusetts House of Representatives: Citation for "tireless dedication and leadership... (while) building partnerships with city government, community businesses and immigrant communities" while at SCATV [see 2000-2001, below].
1998 – AMARC: Citation for radio program on women's rights. 
1995 – UTNE Reader: Citation for Haiti Info [see below] as #7 on the list of "The Best of the Alternative Media." 
1991 – Council on International Non-theatrical Events - Golden Eagle Award for segment from Local Heroes, Global Change, a four-part series for PBS produced by South Carolina ETV. I was series researcher and also a segment producer.
1983 – Radcliffe Fellowship grant for writing project in Liberia.

Work/Major writings or documentaries    
(To see some of the papers and articles mentioned above or below, check out my academia.edu page)
Sept. 17              Associate Professor of the PracticeDept. of Journalism, Boston University College of Communication.
Winter 17            Author: "Follow the Money: Student Journalists Track Earthquake Aid," Sextant, page 24.
Fall 15-May 17    Full-time Lecturer: Salem State University. "Introduction to Communications," teaching Introduction to Communications and three multimedia journalism courses, including two whose students publish in Salem State Reports.
Jan. 16                Author: "Resisting the Gold Rush in Haiti" in Peace Review Vol. 28, #1. (Available on demand.)
June 15               ContributorThe Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media, Chris Atton, editor.
Jan. 14-May 15    Occasional contributor: The Somerville Journal.
Jan. 14-May 14    Part-time faculty: The Experimental College, Tufts University, Medford, MA. Taught “Haiti, the US, and the Politics of Disaster.” 
July 10-Jan. 14    Founder and coordinator: Haiti Grassroots Watch, a networked, multimedia, multi-language investigative journalism partnership based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Sept. 13-May 15  Director: Somerville Neighborhood News, Somerville, MA. 
Jan 12-May 12    Part-time faculty: The Experimental College, Tufts University, Medford, MA. Designed and taught “Investigating Somerville” with assistance of the editor of the Somerville Journal. Students produced investigative pieces for the newspaper.
Sept. 10-July 13  Part-time Faculty: State University of Haiti - Faculty of Human Sciences, Port-au-Prince, HAITI. Designed and taught "Investigative Journalism" four times.
Feb. 10-Jan. 14   Occasional contributor: Inter Press Service and numerous other outlets. 
July 04-Apr. 11    Co-director and co-producer (part-time): When The Drum Is Beating, award-winning feature-length documentary that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, was shown at other festivals worldwide and then aired (shortened version) on PBS’ Independent Lens
Sept. 09              Contributor: Six entries on Haitian social movement media efforts and history, for Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, John D.H. Downing, editor.
Feb. 09-July 10   Director of Communications: U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Oversaw written and online communication, developed and implemented integrated communications plan, including new media, social media and online activism strategies, developed new/social media guidelines for all state PIRGs.
Sept. 05-Jan. 09 Freelance Producer, Shooter, Writer, occasional Desk Manager and Final Cut Pro instructor: Associated Press Television News, NY, USA. 
Nov. 07                Director/editor/videographer: Seeds of Change
Oct. 07-Jan. 08   Freelance producer and consultant: The Real News Network online video news service, in Toronto, CANADA. 
Apr.-June 06       Expert Assessor/Researcher on human rights in Haiti during 2006 elections for Canadian program: CANADEM
Mar. 06-June 07 Co-creator and -curator: Facing our History traveling photo exhibition and discussion project, with shows and group discussions in over a dozen US and Haitian towns and cities. Planned project, wrote grant, built website, planned/executed outreach in U.S. and Haiti.  
2005                    Co-director/co-producer: Unfinished Country for PBS Wide Angle series on elections in Haiti. 
2003-2005          Video correspondent: Reuters TV and Associated Press Television News (APTN)Text Correspondent: news analysis and features for outlets like Miami Herald, Inter Press Service, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, Z Magazine, The Progressive, Sun-Sentinel, Dollars & Sense magazine, Américas magazine (OAS), Latinamerica Press. Also produced occasional video content for institutions and organizations such as UNICEF-Haiti. 
2002-2003         Communications consultant: Sosyete Animasyon Kominikasyon Sosyal (SAKS) and Institut Culturel Karl Lévêque.
Spring 2001         Multimedia consultant, designer, writer, video producer: Massachusetts Jobs with Justice. (part-time)
2000-2001          Executive Director: Somerville Community Access TV, Somerville, MA. 
2000-2001          Part-time Faculty and curriculum development consultant: University of Massachusetts College of
Public & Community Service
, Boston, MA. Designed and taught three courses.
Jan 00-May 00  Part-time Faculty: The Experimental College, Tufts University, Medford, MA. Taught “Global Media, Global Economy.”  
1999                    Designer, Writer: the original Ajennda Popilè, "popular education"-oriented almanac based on French revolution-period almanacs, published by SAKS every year since 2000.
1999-2000         Communications Director: Sosyete Animasyon Kominikasyon Sosyal (SAKS), Port-au-Prince, HAITI.
1994                    Researcher and writer: The Haiti Files, James Ridgeway, editor, Essential Books, 1994.
1992-1999           Co-founder and eventually Executive Director: Haitian Information Bureau, grassroots news agency, human rights advocacy and documentation center, Port-au-Prince, HAITI. Publisher of award-winning biweekly Haiti Info bulletin in English, and of various bulletins in Haitian Creole.
Spt. 91-June 92  Co-founder and principal writer (volunteer, part-time): Haiti Communications Project, Boston, MA, a media
advocacy group put together following the 1991 coup d’état in Haiti. 
1985-1992           Researcher, Associate Producer, Co-producer, and/or Segment Producer: various documentaries and series for WGBH-TV and other PBS stations, such as: Dog’s Best Friend, Americas series, Mexico series, Local Heroes, Global Change series, Columbus and the Age of Discovery series. Worked “on loan” at the BBC in London for eight months. 
1984-1985           Reporter: Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA.

Education    
2005 – Masters of Philosophy in Communication Studies, University of the West Indies (CARIMAC), JAMAICA
1983 – B.A. magna cum laude, Harvard and Radcliffe, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Languages – Spanish, Haitian Creole, French

Member of:  IAMCRIRESPJ