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Connie Moon Sehat

My work has focused on the intersections of computing and democratic life, whether dissertating in German history, developing International Space Station software, or working on projects like the bibliographic Zotero, the New Orleans Research Collaborative, and ELMO (election monitoring and more). I have worked for The Carter Center, Emory University, and The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

I joined Global Voices in September 2016 to oversee NewsFrames for a while. Currently, I direct a project called NewsQ, which aims to elevate quality journalism through tackling the news ranking and recommendation problem.

I like thinking about data and culture, and am inordinately fond of British murder mysteries, small plastic objects, and at the moment: singing contests.

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Latest posts by Connie Moon Sehat

Brexit and bias? The framing of immigrants in the media

Is there something in the topic of Brexit that disinformation efforts can take advantage of? What perspectives might a high-level, data-driven analysis of Brexit news provide?

When a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Wrong Words

The story of how a photo of a horrific accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo seven years ago took on a life of its own. WARNING: Contains violent images.

Fighting For, Not Fighting Against: Media Coverage and the Dakota Access Pipeline

News coverage of Standing Rock may reflect the state of national inexperience with discussions about Native American sovereignty.

Fake, Fraud, False, Fabricated: Finding the Vocabulary for Truth in News

Dwelling on "fake news" can raise questions about the overall limitations of fact-driven reporting, but we see it as an opportunity as well.

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