Ira H. Chinoy

Curriculum Vitae

 

Notarization: I have read the following and certify that this document is a current and accurate statement of my professional record.    Signature:  Ira H. Chinoy    Date:  3-24-2018

 

Personal Information

 

Contact Information:

 

2100K Knight Hall, University of Maryland, College Park 20742-7111

Office: 301-405-8208

Email: ichinoy@umd.edu

URL: http://merrill.umd.edu/directory/ira-chinoy

 

Academic Appointments

 

Associate Professor, 2007-present

Lecturer, 2004-2007

Visiting Professor, 2001-2004

Human-Computer Interaction Lab, affiliated faculty, 2011-present

 

Administrative Appointments and Other Positions at UMD

 

Associate Dean, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, 2012-2014

Future of Information Alliance, co-founder and co-director, 2011-2017; director, 2017-present

 

Other Employment

 

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., director of computer-assisted reporting; investigative reporter, 1995 to 2001.

 

The Providence Journal-Bulletin, Providence, R.I., 1981 to 1995 - Editor for computer-assisted reporting and research; investigative reporting; labor and police beats; general assignment, city staff and regional bureau reporter; Sunday magazine features.

 

The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, Mass., 1977 to 1981 - General assignment, suburban and investigative reporter; court and environment beats.

 

The Pine Bluff Commercial, Pine Bluff, Ark., summer 1976 – Intern reporter.

 

Educational Background

 

University of Maryland, Ph.D., Journalism Studies, 2010

Harvard College, A.B., History and Literature, with honors, 1977

 

 


Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities

 

Conferences, Workshops, and Talks

 

Keynotes

 

Chinoy, Ira. “From Telegraph to Hologram: Election-Night Experiments in New Technologies for News.” Keynote address. Fifth Annual Media and History Conference, St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ, April 12, 2012.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Battle of the Brains: Election-Night Forecasting at the Dawn of the Computer Age – Using Archival Materials to Explore the Historic 1952 Debut of Computers as Tools for News Reporting,” keynote address, National Archives Assembly, National Archives, College Park, MD,  May 10, 2011.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Resources on the Internet for Business Journalists,” keynote address, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Fall Writers Workshops, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 5, 2004. NOTE:  An abridged version of the presentation appeared the in a SABEW publication, The Business Journalist, December 2004, and is reprinted online as “The Internet as a Reporting Tool.” The presentation included a Web page posted at: http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/Special/SABEW2004.htm.

 

 

Invited Talks

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Fighting for Data: Journalists and Access to Public Records.” Plenary session presentation, 28th Annual Human-Computer Interaction Lab Symposium, University of Maryland, College Park, May 25, 2011.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Technology as Celebrity, Election Night as Stage: A Century of Prehistory for the 1952 Debut of Computers in Election-Night Broadcasting.” Paper and topic of a talk as the invited speaker for the monthly Maryland Colloquium on the History of Technology, Science, and Environment, University of Maryland, College Park, Md., Nov. 6, 2008.

 

 

Refereed Panels

 

Chinoy, Ira. “2011 Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Award Panel,” plenary session; and “Researching Television News in the Era before Videotape: Election-Night Forecasting, 1952,” panel presentation. American Journalism Historians Association 2011 Convention, Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 6-8, 2011.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Where Journalism and History Meet: The National Archives as a Resource for Journalists, and History as Context for Students Entering a World of Emerging Media,” panel presentation; “Lessons from Journalism Education – Past and Present,” panel moderator; “Mining Historical Newspaper Databases and Archival Sources in Comparative Research,” panel moderator; The Joint Journalism Historians Conference, sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association and the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, New York University, New York, March 12, 2011.

 

Chinoy, Ira.  “Using Archival Research in Journalism Education,” panel presentation, Joint Spring Northeast Colloquium of the American Journalism Historians Association and the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, New York University, New York, March 22, 2003.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “New Directions for Research in Computer -Assisted Reporting,” panel presentation,  Joint Spring Northeast Colloquium of the American Journalism Historians Association and the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Hunter College, New York,  March 23, 2002.

 

 

Other

 

Public Health Research @Maryland, 2014:  Moderator, “The Future of Tobacco Control,” April 8, 2014, University of Maryland, College Park

 

 

Essays

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Why Public Records are Important to the Public,” in It’s Your Right to Know. Providence: Access/RI, 2002.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “The Ghost of a Garden,” The Washington Post, Aug. 29, 1999. NOTE: Reprinted in Pilgrimage: Reflections on the Human Journey, Vol. 27 (annual issue), 2001/2002, p. 24-25.

 

 

Significant Works in Public Media

 

Explanatory, Investigative, or Long-Form Journalism

 

Thompson, Cheryl W.; Chinoy, Ira; Vobejda, Barbara; “Fatal Flaws: The District’s Homicide Crisis.” The Washington Post, Dec. 3-6, 2000.  NOTE: This four-day series exposed the Washington, D.C., police department’s declining ability to solve homicides. The stories also revealed some of the violent effects of this problem, including a significant number of repeat killers and a pattern of “street justice” – cases closed by revenge on the streets instead of justice in the courts. This project, which prompted calls for reform, hearings, and changes in police practices, won a first-place award for enterprise reporting from the National Association of Black Journalists and a first-place award from a regional press association.

 

Leen, Jeff; Craven, Jo; Jackson, David; Horwitz, Sari. “Deadly Force:  An Investigation of D.C. Police Shootings.” The Washington Post, Nov. 15-19, 1998. ROLE: director of computer-assisted reporting. NOTE: This five-day series revealed a higher per-capita rate of fatal shootings by police in Washington, D.C., than in any other large American city. Stories explored the problem’s causes and consequences. Other members of the team included four reporters, two editors and two researchers. The series led to reforms in police training and prompted the police chief to seek federal help in investigating D.C. police shootings. This project won a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting.

 

Kaiser, Robert G.; Chinoy, Ira. “How Scaife’s Money Powered a Movement,” May 2, 1999, The Washington Post, May 2, 1999. NOTE: First part of a two-part series, “The Right’s Funding Father: Fighting a War of Ideas,” published May 2-3, 1999, which explored the intersection of philanthropy and politics in the activities of Richard Mellon Scaife. In The Best of Times: America in the Clinton Years, Professor Haynes Johnson of the University of Maryland described this reporting project as “the definitive analysis of Scaife’s largesse as leading patron of conservative causes.”

 

Chinoy, Ira; Babbington, Charles. “Government’s Games.” The Washington Post, May 3-4, 1998. NOTE: This two-day series included a study of public records and an analysis of data from the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., lotteries. It revealed the lotteries’ reliance on and attention to a core of heavy players, a group that tends to have less education and lower incomes than the population as a whole and includes a higher proportion of minorities. This series, which has been cited in subsequent studies, won a first-place award for state government coverage from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association. The Washington Monthly described it as “a shocking look at how involved government has gotten in the business of persuading its citizens – especially the poorest – to gamble.”

 

Chinoy, Ira. “FAA's Ability to Collect and Use Airline Safety Data Questioned.” The Washington Post, June 25, 1996. NOTE: This story followed the crash of ValuJet Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades.

 

Faiola, Anthony; Chinoy, Ira.  “Discount Airline Fares: How ValuJet Cuts Costs; Plane Ownership Is Key to a Lean Operation.” The Washington Post, May 27, 1996. NOTE: This story followed the crash of ValuJet Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades.

 

Adams, Lorraine; Chinoy, Ira. “Fall of a Reliable Giant Rattles Pilots of 747s; Venerable TWA Plane Had History of Safety.” The Washington Post, July 29, 1996. NOTE: This story examined the history of a Boeing 747, operating as TWA Flight 800, which crashed off Long Island.

 

Marcus, Ruth; Chinoy, Ira. “A Fund-Raising 'Mistake'; DNC Held Event in Buddhist Temple.” The Washington Post, Oct. 17, 1996.

 

Chinoy, Ira; Sun, Lena. “Unwary DNC Accepted Donations at Face Value.” The Washington Post, Nov. 22, 1996.

 

Chinoy, Ira; Morgan, Dan. “DNC Donors Also Gave to State Groups; Huang Helped Funnel At Least $482,500 From Big Contributors.” The Washington Post, Jan. 26, 1997.

 

Babcock, Charles; Chinoy, Ira. “DNC Diverted Controversial Donations; FEC Reports Don't Show Tobacco, Gambling Checks Sent to State Parties.” The Washington Post, April 13, 1997.

 

Gugliotta, Guy; Chinoy, Ira. “Outsiders Made Erie Ballot a National Battle.” The Washington Post, Feb. 10, 1997. NOTE: Part of a four-day series, “Money Machine:  The Fund-Raising Frenzy of Campaign ’96.”

 

Marcus, Ruth; Pincus, Walter; Chinoy, Ira. “Dole’s Aggressive Maneuver:  Spend Early and Freely.” The Washington Post, April 18, 1996. NOTE: Reporting with assistance from the Campaign Study Group included analysis of the first database created to track campaign expenditures in a presidential race.

 

Marcus, Ruth; Chinoy, Ira. “Lack of Primary Season Foe Leaves Clinton in the Money; President Saved for August Spending Spree.” The Washington Post, August 24, 1996. NOTE: Reporting with assistance from the Campaign Study Group included analysis of the first database created to track campaign expenditures in a presidential race.

 

Loeb, Vernon; Mayer, Caroline E; Chinoy, Ira.  “Borrowing Troubles.” The Washington Post. May 5-6, 1996. NOTE: This two-day series exposed the practices of a high-interest lender that frequently foreclosed on customers, and it explored the conditions allowing such practices to flourish. The reporting prompted both a federal lawsuit against the lender and a nationwide crackdown on predatory lending. The series won first-place awards for public service, investigative reporting and business reporting from three regional press associations.

 

Barry, Dan; Breton, Tracy; Chinoy, Ira; Gregg, Katherine; Stanton, Mike; Starkman, Dean; Sullivan, John; Heslin, Tom (editor).  Rhode Island courts investigation. The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, 1993. ROLE: Reporter, director of computer-assisted reporting. NOTE: This investigation exposed corruption and patronage among Rhode Island court officials. The reporting led to the resignation of – and criminal charges against – the chief justice of the state Supreme Court. Contributions to the investigation included coauthoring stories on a slush fund used by the chief justice and the top court administrator (Barry, Dan; Chinoy, Ira; “The days of booze and baskets: A closer look at how Chief Justice Fay and administrator Smith spend funds from the secret account,” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, Sept. 24, 1993) and on patronage in court-awarded legal work (Barry, Dan; Chinoy, Ira; Starkman, Dean; Sullivan, John; “Fay gives arbitration work to friends, allies: His fishing partner made more than $125,000 for arbitrating a single Providence contract dispute,” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, Aug. 24, 1993;  and Barry, Dan; Chinoy, Ira. “Chief Justice Fay awarded labor cases to top Democrats: The appointments included House leader Joseph DeAngelis, according to records obtained from the Supreme Court,” The Providence Sunday Journal, Providence, RI, Sept.12, 1993).  The Supreme Court chief justice at the center of the coverage resigned in the face of impeachment proceedings and criminal charges. Team coverage of the evolving court scandal during 1993 won a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, an Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal, and first place in the enterprise category of the New England Associated Press News Executives contest.

 

Barry, Dan; Chinoy, Ira. “How Rhode Island got video poker: The hairdresser at Mr. Donut made him do it,” Providence Sunday Journal, Providence, RI, Jan. 31, 1993.

 

Chinoy, Ira; Barry, Dan; Sullivan, John. “Inside Job: The Ruin of Central Credit Union.”  The Providence Journal, Providence, RI. June 23-28, 1991.  NOTE: This six-day series exposed the reckless lending practices of a local credit union that failed as part of the wider collapse of a mutual insurance system for small banking institutions in Rhode Island, The Rhode Island Share and Deposit Indemnity Corporation (RISDIC).  The series on Central Credit Union, which won of a George Polk Award, was part of a year and a half of investigative reporting projects by the Providence Journal on RISDIC’s collapse, prompting government investigations, hearings, legal action, and reforms.

 

RISDIC investigation. The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, 1991-1992. ROLE: Reporter. NOTE:  In 1991 and 1992, a reporting team investigated the ill-fated Rhode Island Share and Deposit Indemnity Corporation (RISDIC), the developers who profited from inadequate safeguards at the institutions RISDIC insured, and the political figures who contributed to problems precipitating RISDIC’s collapse. The newspaper’s coverage by two editors and 11 reporters won the 1992 Sevellon Brown Award for public service journalism in New England. Contributions included authoring or coauthoring the following stories: “2nd warning to DiPrete failed to curb RISDIC; Normand Benoit told Governor DiPrete that the RISDIC situation was perilous, in a report 5 years ago,” Feb. 10, 1991; “RISDIC became steady donor to DiPrete campaigns,” March 17, 1991; “Credit union sank $687,500 into marshy Cranston lots,” April 14, 1991; “Loans to big borrowers sealed RISDIC’s fate,” Oct. 6, 1991; “RISDIC’s morning after; Rhode Island Central poured millions into Cranston site,” Feb, 23, 1992; “The party’s over…  for Tom D’Andrea; The banking crisis: a big borrower,” Feb. 23, 1992.

 

Chinoy, Ira; Donovan, William. “Worker’s comp:  It’s a monster; A system plagued by fraud and injustice, it chews into the R.I. economy.” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, Jan. 13-15, 1991. NOTE: This three-day series exposed the waste, inefficiency, cheating, and injustice that plagued the worker’s compensation system in Rhode Island. The series also revealed inadequate attention to injury prevention and to the timely rehabilitation of injured workers.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “They’re Stealing Our Masterpieces: These works of art may be in a drug lord’s den or awaiting sale in a church bazaar.” Reader’s Digest, January 1991, p. 125-128. NOTE: Condensed from the Providence Sunday Journal Magazine.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Missing Pieces: Why art theft puzzles the experts.” Providence Journal Sunday Magazine, Providence, RI, May 20, 1990.  NOTE: Cover story.

Chinoy, Ira. “One Day’s Crimes.” Providence Journal Sunday Magazine, Providence, RI. Dec. 3, 1989. NOTE: The work on this cover story involved a month tracking down and reporting on the victims of the day-to-day crimes that do not tend to make headlines, one year after a set of crimes that took place in Providence on a single day. Among the victims of the three robberies, 10 burglaries, 23 larcenies, and 13 car thefts was a once-active 76-year-old woman who became a virtual shut-in and stopped going out of her house alone in the year after her purse was snatched in a grocery store parking lot.

 

Gregg, Katherine; Chinoy, Ira. “The HUD Mess: Partner in R.I. federal housing projects traded gifts, favors with top HUD aides.” The Providence Sunday Journal, Providence, RI, Sept. 3, 1989.

 

Chinoy, Ira; Phipps, Peter. “The Making of Downing Corp.” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI. July 9-10, 1989. NOTE: This two-day investigative series profiled of a businessman who, while rising from a troubled youth to success as a real estate developer and head of a diverse business empire, sparked controversy around the state and contributed, personally and through his companies, more than $100,000 to the campaigns of leading state and local politicians.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “A State of Emergency: A shortage of nurses pushes the profession to the brink.” The Providence Journal Sunday Magazine, Providence, RI. Dec. 13, 1987. NOTE: This cover story – a study of nurses at two hospitals, including those at a neonatal intensive care unit -- reported on the effects that a growing regional and national nursing shortage was having on nurses, patients and access to health care.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Help Wanted: Newport buses workers in from Fall River – for jobs that no one else wants.”  The Providence Journal Sunday Magazine, Providence, RI, July 12, 1987. NOTE: This cover story reported on the far-reaching efforts to solve a labor shortage in a high-end resort community.

 

Chinoy, Ira; Stolberg, Sheryl. “What went wrong at Woodland Manor? Problems at Coventry development tied to breakdown in controls at HUD office.” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, June 29, 1986. NOTE:  This extensive reporting project explored the history of a federally subsidized housing project that ran into severe financial trouble despite the millions of taxpayers’ dollars that were poured into it each year.

 

Team project. Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation corruption coverage.  The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, 1985: ROLE: Reporter. NOTE: This 1985 team reporting effort over many months produced stories revealing abuses at a state agency (RIHMFC) that was meant to provide first-time home-buyers with low-interest mortgages.  The stories exposed favoritism in the granting of benefits to politically connected borrowers. The coverage won a Sevellon Brown Award and first place for community service from the UPI Newspapers of New England.

 

Chinoy, Ira.  “The two sides of Donna Richard.” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI. May 12, 1985. NOTE: Following one of Rhode Island’s most troubling and high-profile crimes – the killing of a four-month-old baby – this story was an investigative profile of the mother.

 

Chinoy, Ira; Jaspin, Elliot. “Cianci’s regime ignored rules for purchases by Public Works; Providence contracts for asphalt, concrete and salt circumvented city’s bidding regulations.” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI. June 3, 1984. NOTE: This reporting project exposed a pattern under the administration of Providence Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr. of sidestepping municipal contracting rules for more than $1 million in purchases, thereby making it impossible to verify whether the city got what it paid for.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Cianci supporters reaped benefits of city’s sloppy business practices.” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, June 17, 1984. NOTE: With additional reporting from Elliot G. Jaspin, Paul Duggan, Bruce Landis, and Katherine Gregg. A continuation of reporting on the administration of Providence Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “The menace: The alarms didn’t matter in a single-minded search for booty on East Side.” Providence Journal, Providence, RI, June 3, 1983.

 

Chinoy, Ira; Downing, Neil. “7 Registry officials being investigated on mileage claims:  Expense vouchers covering 3½ years involved; Petit is granted paid leave.” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI. March 26, 1983.  NOTE: An investigation of the travel-expense reports of top officials at the Rhode Island Registry of Motor Vehicles resulted in a State Police probe launched on the eve of publication, which in turn led to a shakeup and reforms at the agency. 

 

Chinoy, Ira; Pimley, Ward. “Our Stolen Cars.” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI. May 16-20, 1982. NOTE: This five-day series investigated Rhode Island’s rampant car-theft problem and the institutional conditions that nourished it. The stories prompted reforms and were credited by the head of the Rhode Island State Police with helping reduce the state’s car-theft rate.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “City vehicles gulp gas:  who minds the pump?” The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, Mass, Jan. 14, 1979. NOTE: This story exposed a lack of controls at the municipal government’s gasoline pumps, which dispended fuel worth $125,000 a year in a city of under seven square miles. A follow-up story six months later, on July 8, 1979, revealed lingering abuses and generated promises of reform.

 

White, Al; Chinoy, Ira. “Pressures of growth.” The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, Mass. May 8-11, 1978. NOTE: This four-day series revealed problems in the real estate development business in Andover, Massachusetts. As the demand for new homes ran into a dwindling supply of buildable lots, public officials faced pressures to approve construction on marginal land. The situation threatened the town’s supply of drinking water.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Retardation; Program for Very Young is Aim of Parents Here” and “Services Here are Scarce and Waiting Lists Are Long.” The Pine Bluff Commercial, Pine Bluff, Ark. July 28, 1976. NOTE: These stories revealed a dearth of services in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, for young children with Down Syndrome and other forms of mental retardation, and the reporting documented the challenges faced by a single mother raising one of these children. The stories contributed to public awareness of the problem, prompting local and state officials to create a program to aid these children.

 

 

 

 

 

Other Significant Journalism

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Joe Mollicone’s 17 months in another life.” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, June 9, 1992.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “World Prodigy spill focuses attention on rules governing pilots.” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, July 16, 1989.

 

Richard, Randall; Chinoy, Ira. “Fire wrecks landmark Outlet building; investigators term cause ‘suspicious.’” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, October 17, 1986.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Fulford totters in tornado’s wake: 104-year-old survivor may have suffered fatal blow.” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, August 9, 1986.

 

Chinoy, Ira; House, Roger R. III; “Central Falls is a center for cocaine traffic, city leaders admit.” The Providence Sunday Journal, Providence, RI, April 28, 1985.

 

Chinoy, Ira; Cumming, Doug. “Lawmen, media, mourners attend Patriarca funeral.” The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, July 15, 1984. NOTE:  This breaking news story on the funeral of New England mob boss Raymond L.S. Patriarca won a spot news award from the UPI Newspapers of New England.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “ ‘Lookalikes’ flood teenage drug market in R.I.: Pills resemble ‘hard stuff’ but may be legal,” The Evening Bulletin, Providence, RI, June 18, 1981.

 

Gully, Andrew; Chinoy, Ira. “Mystery cloaks missing plane: Pelham man’s disappearance probed.” Sunday Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, Mass., Nov. 23, 1980.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Hazardous wastes: Just why is there such a big furor?” and “Toxic chemicals reach us in the air, soil, water.” Sunday Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, Mass., July 27, 1980.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Dump liquid feared fouling groundwater,” Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, Mass., July 9, 1980.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Police call murders drug-related, but it isn’t quite that simple.” Sunday Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, Mass., April 27, 1980.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Fatmeh Salim: a life as intriguing as her death; Portrait of a slaying victim,” Feb. 28, 1980, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 28, 1980.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “River pollution traced to Lowell,” Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, Mass., Nov. 2, 1979.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “The judges: can they clean their own house?” Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 15, 1979.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Sheriffs scoop passers-by from street to fill murder case jury.” Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 9, 1979.

 

 

Grants and Other Support

 

Campus-wide Research Initiatives Program (CRI/Tier III), University of Maryland: $450,000 ($150,000 per year for three years, starting in 2011-2012).  Co-principal investigator with Professor Allison Druin. Grant to establish the creation of the Future of Information Alliance and support its operations and new programs in the start-up phase. This grant is funded jointly by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of the Provost, and the deans of all colleges and schools across the University of Maryland campus.

 

CRI/Tier III Extension, University of Maryland - $50,000. 2014-2015. Co-principal Investigator with Professor Allison Druin. For operations of the Future of Information Alliance.

 

Extension of FIA - $100,000, 2016-2017, from the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Co-principal Investigator with Professor Allison Druin. For operations of the Future of Information Alliance.

 

Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Baltimore, MD: $1 million over three years ($330,000 to $340,000 per year, starting in May 2012). Co-Principal Investigator with Professor Allison Druin and Vice President for Research Patrick O’Shea. To support operations of the Future of Information Alliance; to create an annual seed grant competition for students and their faculty mentors in collaboration with the FIA partners; to continue and expand the FIA “Visiting Future-ist” program that brings leading innovators to events on and off-campus.

 

Miscellaneous Financial Support:  For two UMD programs organized by the FIA at The Phillips Collection – in June 2017 and upcoming in May 2018  - more than $40,000 in financial support has been received in total from The Andrew and Julie Klingenstein Family Fund, the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the UMD iSchool, the UMD Bahá’í Chair for World Peace, the UMD Center for American Politics and Citizenship, the UMD Libraries, the UMD College of Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy, the UMD Office of the Vice President for Research, and the UMD  Division of University Relations.

 

Miscellaneous In-Kind Support: Since inception, Future of Information Alliance programs have received well over $300,000 worth of in-kind support – including program venues, staffing, design-challenge prizes, and pro-bono participation of experts as speakers and organizers – from affiliates and partners including Google, the Newseum, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society, the National Park Service, WAMU 88.5 (the NPR affiliate station in Washington, DC), the Office of the Governor of Maryland, the Barrie School, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

Centers for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

 

Centers Established

 

Future of Information Alliance, University of Maryland – co-founder in 2011 with Professor Allison Druin in 2011.Website: http://fia.umd.edu/. Fosters transdisciplinary dialog, networking, research and action on pressing information-related challenges and opportunities; runs a seed grant competition for students and their faculty mentors (awarding $100,000 per year over three years); organizes programs and events bringing together leading experts and innovators and creating opportunities for participants to generate solutions. FIA has a brainstorming board with representation from all 12 academic colleges at schools on the College Park campus, an association with Google since inception, and 10 founding partners: the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society, the Newseum, Sesame Workshop, the U.S. National Park Service, the Barrie School, WAMU 88.5., and the Office of the Governor of Maryland. Major funding from the University of Maryland and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

 

 

Centers Directed

 

Future of Information Alliance, University of Maryland, co-director from inception, with Professor Allison Druin. 2011 to 2017; director, 2017-present.

 

 

Symposia Organized

 

“The Future of Facts in a ‘Post-Truth’ World”  (upcoming), organized by the Future of Information Alliance as a University of Maryland program, May 15, 2018, at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC.  ROLE: Organizer.

 

“The Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality and Immersive Storytelling,” organized by the Future of Information Alliance as a University of Maryland program, June 6, 2017, at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC.  ROLE: Organizer.

 

“Seeing Ahead: The Future of Virtual Reality and Innovative Imagery,” sponsored by the Future of Information Alliance, April 14, 2017, University of Maryland, College Park. ROLE:  Organizer.

 

“Directing the Future:  A Workshop for Directors of University of Maryland Centers and Labs,” co-sponsored by the Future of Information Alliance, the University of Maryland’s Office of the Vice President for Research, and The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center;  Jan. 22, 2015, University of Maryland, College Park. ROLE: Co-organizer with Allison Druin, co-director of the Future of Information Alliance, Anne Rose, Future of Information Alliance Managing Director, Erica Bondarev of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and Patrick O’Shea, Vice President for Research, University of Maryland.

 

“Shaping the Future of Learning Challenge,” Future of Information Alliance, hosted by the Barrie School, Silver Spring, MD, and co-sponsored with the Library of Congress, the National Geographic Society, the National Park Service, and the Newseum. ROLE:  Co-organizer with Allison Druin as co-directors of the Future of Information Alliance, and with Anne Rose, Future of Information Alliance Managing Director.

 

“DataBay: ‘Reclaim the Bay’ Innovation Challenge,” initiated by the Office of Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, organized by the Future of Information Alliance, and hosted by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; held at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Aug. 1-3, Edgewater, MD) and at the Office of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in Annapolis, MD (Aug. 27, Annapolis, MD); ROLE:  Co-organizer with Allison Druin, co-director of the Future of Information Alliance, Anne Rose, Future of Information Alliance Managing Director, and the staff of the Office of the Governor.

 

Chinoy, Ira, and Allison Druin, “Data Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges for UK and US Research,” report of the UK-US Data Analytics Workshop organized and sponsored by the Future of Information Alliance and the Science and Innovation Team at the British Embassy in Washington, DC; held March 28-29, 2014, Knight Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

 

“Engaging with History: Keeping the Stories Alive and Lively,” Future of Information Alliance, co-sponsored with and hosted by the National Park Service; Dec. 2, 2013, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, MD. ROLE:  Co-organizer with Allison Druin as co-directors of the Future of Information Alliance. Part of a week of FIA programs on “The Future of the Past.”

 

“Lost and Found: Exploration in the Digital Age.” Future of Information Alliance, co-sponsored with WAMU 88.5, the National Geographic Society, and the Smithsonian Institution, Dec. 4, 2013. ROLE: Co-organizer, with Allison Druin as co-directors of the Future of Information Alliance. NOTE: This FIA program was a live broadcast of a special two-hour Kojo Nnamdi Show from the National Geographic Auditorium featuring explorers and innovators from the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institution. Part of a week of FIA programs on “The Future of the Past.”

 

“The Future of the Digital Present: Archiving the Ephemera of the Information Age.” Co-sponsored with and hosted by the Newseum; Dec. 5, 2013, Washington, DC. ROLE:  Co-organizer with Allison Druin as co-directors of the Future of Information Alliance. Part of a week of FIA programs on “The Future of the Past.”

 

“The Future of the Past: Toward an Agenda for Research and Action – A Discussion with FIA Partners.” Dec. 6, 2013, University of Maryland, College Park. ROLE:  Co-organizer with Allison Druin as co-directors of the Future of Information Alliance. Part of a week of FIA programs on “The Future of the Past.”

 

“When Advocacy Goes Digital, the World of Online Organizing.” Program co-sponsored by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the Future of Information Alliance; Sept. 30, 2013, Baltimore, MD. ROLE: Panel discussant and workshop discussion leader.

 

“The Big Picture of Big Data,” a Future of Information Alliance “Visiting Future-ist” program hosted by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley; May 8, 2013, Annapolis, MD. ROLE:  Co-organizer with Allison Druin as co-directors of the Future of Information Alliance.

 

“Crowdsourcing for Creativity and Human Potential,” a two-part Future of Information Alliance “Visiting Future-ist” including speakers and panel discussion at Orem Alumni Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, and a panel program moderated by Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough at the Smithsonian Castle, Washington, DC; Feb. 4, 2013. ROLE: Co-organizer with Allison Druin as co-directors of the Future of Information Alliance.

 

“Transforming Education: MOOCs and More.” A Future of Information Alliance “Visiting Future-ist” program co-sponsored with the Newseum; co-located by videoconferencing at the Newseum broadcast theater in Washington, DC, and at Orem Alumni Hall, University of Maryland, College Park. November 12, 2012. ROLE: Co-organizer with Allison Druin as co-directors of the Future of Information Alliance.

 

“Future of Information Week,” Nov. 14-18, 2011 ROLE: Co-organizer with Allison Druin as co-directors of the Future of Information Alliance.  NOTE: This week-long launch of the Future of Information Alliance included five programs including leading researchers and innovators from Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and  the University of Maryland faculty: “Visiting Future-ists,” program at the University of Maryland, Nov. 14, 2011;   “The Future of Information,” a program at the Newseum Knight Conference Center, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 2011 (subsequently broadcast as a special on Maryland Public Television);  “Creativity and Culture,” program and panel at the University of Maryland, Nov. 16, 2011; “Transparency and Boundaries,” program and panel, University of Maryland, Nov. 17, 2011; and  “Science in Our Lives,” program and panel, University of Maryland, Nov. 18, 2011.

 

 

Other Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities

 

Future of Information Forum, University of Maryland, Nov. 5, 2010. NOTE:  Co-developer and co-leader of a four-hour interdisciplinary conference and brainstorming event for faculty, staff and graduate students.

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Exploring the Historical Process: Blanchard Dissertation Award Winner Tells His Story,” AJHA Intelligencer, a publication of the American Journalism Historians Association, vol. 28, no. 4 (Summer 2011): 1, 6. Online at: http://ocean.otr.usm.edu/~w304644/ajha/intelligencer/summer2011.pdf

 

Chinoy, Ira. “Battle of the Brains: Election-Night Forecasting at the Dawn of the Computer Age.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Maryland, 2010. Online at: http://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/10504 (13,532 downloads as of March 24, 2018).

 

Chinoy, Ira.  Published testimony. The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy (testimony on shortcomings in laws, policies and practices affecting access to public records; submitted by invitation). Nov. 2, 2008.

 

Chinoy, Ira; Pimley, Ward. “Our Stolen Cars; How We Wrote the Story,” in “How I wrote the story: A book for writers about writing,” second edition; Christopher Scanlan, editor. Providence, RI: Providence Journal Co., 1986, p. 106-111. NOTE: Also included in second edition,

 

Chinoy, Ira; Pimley, Ward. “Our Stolen Cars; How We Wrote the Story,” in “How I wrote the story: A book for writers about writing,” Christopher Scanlan, editor. Providence, RI: Providence Journal Co., 1983, p. 77-82. NOTE: Also included in second edition.

 

 

 


 

Teaching, Mentoring and Advising

 

Courses Taught  

 

Current (2017-2018)

 

JOUR200/JOUR200U: Journalism History, Roles and Structures. Up to 30 students per semester.

 

JOUR476:  Researching Emerging Media in Journalism:  Past, Present and Future. Up to 19 students per semester.

 

Previous

 

JOUR479W: History as Context for Emerging Media in Journalism. Up to 18 students per semester.

 

JOUR610: Seminar in Mass Media History: Up to 10 students per semester.

 

JOUR772/472: Computer-Assisted Reporting. Up to 18 students per semester.

 

JOUR774/474: Mining the National Archives. Up to 12 students per semester.

 

JOUR799: Master's Thesis Research. One to three students per semester.

 

JOUR898: Pre-Candidacy research. One student to three students per semester.

 

JOUR899: Doctoral Dissertation Research in Journalism and Mass Communication: One to three students per semester.

 

JOUR201: News Writing and Reporting 1. Up to 18 students per semester (2001-2012)

 

JOUR399: Supervised Internship.  Approximately 50 students (Summer 2005).

 

JOUR398: Independent Study (2016)

 

 

Teaching Innovations

 

Course or Curriculum Development

 

JOUR200: Journalism History, Roles and Structures. This required first course for incoming freshmen in the journalism major and an elective for other UMD students is a survey of more than 325 years of American journalism history and practices. After consulting with other faculty and doing extensive research and other course preparation, I created  my own complete set of lecture materials, supplemented textbook readings with primary sources, and developed in-class, hands-on modules for conducting research in historical periodical databases online.

 

JOUR476: Researching Emerging Media in Journalism: Past, Present and Future.  I introduced this course in Fall 2015 as a thorough revision of and replacement for JOUR479W, exploring similar themes.

 

JOUR479W: History as Context for Emerging Media in Journalism. I created this course to explore the interplay of continuity and change at the intersection of journalism, technology and culture.

 

JOUR774/474: Mining the National Archives. I created this course to take advantage of the proximity of the University of Maryland campus to Archives II, the major National Archives research facility located in College Park.

 

JOUR772/472: Computer-Assisted Reporting. I completely revised this course, starting in 2001, to emphasize the experiential-learning and critical-thinking aspects of a semester-long project to acquire databases from Maryland state and local agencies that are public record under the law but are not accessible on the Internet.

 

JOUR610: Seminar in Mass Media History: I revised this course to provide a semester-long focus on student research projects through memos, outlines, and periodic presentations during the work-in-progress phase.

 

 

Advising:

 

Master’s

 

James J. McIntyre, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee chair, thesis completed 2014: “Elements of Disbelief: A Case Study of 9/11 Truthers and the Persistence of Misinformation in the Digital Age.”

 

Sharon M. Behn, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee chair, thesis completed 2014: “‘There Will Always Be Another War’: A Foreign Correspondent’s Retrospective on Reporting from Around the World.”

 

John C. Speer, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee chair, thesis completed in 2013: “The New Century Network: A Critical Moment for Newspapers at the Dawn of the Internet.”

 

Gregory M. Masters, Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee member, thesis completed in 2013: “Opening Up the Conversation: An Exploratory Study of Science Bloggers.” Thesis advisor:  Professor of the Practice Carol Rogers.

 

 

Brooke Auxier, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee member, thesis completed in 2012: “Social Media Instruction in Journalism and Mass Communications Higher Education.” Chair: Professor Linda Steiner.

 

Master of Journalism Portfolio Reviews – Committee member, final portfolio reviews for degree candidates, 79 committees since 2002.

 

 

Doctoral

 

Stanton Paddock, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee chair, dissertation completed in 2017. “The Isomorphic Institutionalization of Photojournalism Education: Bringing the Blue-apron Ghetto to American Schools of Journalism, an Historical Account.” Winner of the Ray Hiebert History of Journalism Endowed Award for 2018 at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

 

Raymond McCaffrey, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee chair, dissertation completed in 2013: “Tributes to Fallen Journalists: The Evolution of the Hero Myth in Journalistic Practice.”

 

Yacong Yuan, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee member, dissertation completed in 2017: “Soft Power of International News Media: American Audiences’ Perceptions of China’s Country Image Mediated by Trust in News.”

 

Robert Woodruff, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee member, dissertation completed in 2014. “English Almanacs and the Making of a Public for News, 1603-1643.” Chair: Professor Maurine Beasley.

 

Kristin Dagmar Eckert, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee member, dissertation completed in 2014: “Digital Rooms of Their Own:  Women’s Voices Online About Women’s, Family and Maternal Politics in Four Western Democracies.

 

Jing Guo, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee member, dissertation completed in 2013: “The Effect of Emotion and Culture in Online News Images on Memory and Attribution Assessment of Subsequent Text.” Chair: Associate Professor John Newhagen.

 

Sergey Golitsynskiy, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee member, dissertation completed in 2013: “Computational Methods Applied to Mass Communication Research: The Case of Press Release Content in News Media.” Chair: Associate Professor Christopher Hanson.

 

Rachel O’Hare, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee member, dissertation defense expected 2019.

 

Jason Scanlon, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee member, dissertation defense expected 2018: “New Technologies in Local Television Newsrooms.” Chair: Professor Linda Steiner.

 

Andrew Nynka, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee member, dissertation defense expected 2018: “Pluralism, the Press, and Rortian Pragmatism: Do Ukrainian Reporters Perceive a Normative responsibility to Ease the Tensions of Plural Democratic Society?” Chair: Professor Susan Oates.

 

James Baxter, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Committee chair, dissertation defense expected 2018. “Before the Vast Wasteland:  The Failure of Intellectual and Cultural Programming on Early Commercial Television.”

 

Mehmet Adil Yalcin, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland – Committee member as Dean’s Representative, dissertation completed 2017: “A Systematic and Minimalist Approach to Lower Barriers in Visual Data Exploration.”  Chair: Professor Ben Bederson.

 

Daniel Greene, Department of American Studies, University of Maryland – Committee member as Dean’s Representative, dissertation defense expected 2016: “Digital Bootstraps: Social Mobility and the Politics of Internet Access.” Chair:  Assistant Professor Jason Farman.

 

Elizabeth Bonsignore, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland – Committee member as Dean’s Representative, dissertation defense expected 2016. “Design and Play in Alternate Reality Games for Learning.” Chair: Professor Allison Druin.

 

Alexis K. Matusiewicz, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland – Committee member as Dean’s Representative, dissertation completed 2014: “Distress and Risk Behavior in Borderline personality Disorder: Motivation and Self-Efficacy for Emotion Regulation.” Chair: Professor Carl W. Lejuez.

 

Irene Eleta, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland – Committee member as Dean’s Representative, dissertation completed 2013: “Multilingual Use of Twitter: Language Choice and Language Bridges in a Social Network.” Chair: Associate Professor Jen Golbeck.

 

Greg Walsh, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland – Committee member as Dean’s Representative, dissertation completed 2012: “Enabling Geographically Distributed, Intergenerational Design.” Chair: Professor Allison Druin.

 

 

Professional and Extension Education

 

National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, Annual Conference – Panelist, “Building a Data Journalism Course.” March 1, 2013, Baltimore, MD.

 

 

 

Other Teaching Activities

 

Search Literacy Week, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, March 26-30, 2012. ROLE: Organizer and leader. NOTE:  Conceived of and organized a week of activities at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism featuring Dan Russell, Google’s Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness.  The week featured workshops on web search for faculty, students, and members of the College’s Capital News Service; an interactive workshop open to the university on the web and credibility; a student workshop exploring ethnographic research on web search; and a brainstorming session for students and faculty on ways of continuing to update their web search skills and incorporating these into the curriculum. 

 

 


 

Service and Outreach

 

Editorships, Editorial Boards, and Reviewing Activities

 

Reviewing Activities for Journals and Presses

 

Routledge Research – Review of proposal for on journalism, 2018.

 

American Journalism – Peer reviewer for the journal of the American Journalism Historians Association, 2012.

 

Oxford University Press – Review of proposal for journalism textbooks, 2005 and 2008.

 

CQ Press – Review of proposals for journalism textbooks, 2005 and 2008; review of journalism textbooks, 2006 and 2008.

 

Wiley-Blackwell – Review of proposal for journalism textbook, 2008.

 

Bedford/St. Martin’s – Pre- and post-revision reviews of textbooks on computer-assisted reporting and investigative reporting, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

 

MIT Press – Review of manuscript for textbook on the history of technology, 2003.

 

Center for Public Integrity – Pre-publication review of data analysis for report on campaign finance, 2002.

 

 

Committees, Professional & Campus Service

 

Campus Service – College

 

Search Committee, professional, tenure-track professor of journalism, College of Journalism, 2018.

 

Search Committee, professor of computational journalism, College of Journalism and the iSchool, 2017-present.

 

Dean Review Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – 2017

 

Ray Hiebert History of Journalism Endowed Award Committee – Chair, 2017; member, 2018.

 

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – 2012-2014.

 

Faculty Advisory Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Member, 2002-2003, 2007-2009, 2011-2013, 2015-2017 term.

 

Promotion and Tenure Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Member, 2007 to present

 

PhD Program Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Member, 2010 to present.

 

Plan of Organization Review Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Member, 2010-2013.

 

Master’s Program Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Member, 2010-2012.

 

Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Emerging Media, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Chair, 2009-2010.

 

Plan of Organization Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Member, 2009-2010.

 

Task Force on Journalism Education Outreach, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Co-chair, 2009.

 

Strategic Planning Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Co-chair, 2008-2009.

 

Committee on Programs, Curricula and Courses, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Member, 2004-2009

 

Salary Advisory Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Member, 2007-2008.

 

Application Review Panel for Master’s Degree Program, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – 2007 to 2012.

 

Curriculum Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Member, 2006 and 2007.

 

Learning Assessments Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Member, 2005 and 2006.

 

UNITY/University of Maryland Joint Project – Data analysis assistance for report on diversity in the Washington, D.C., press corps, July 2004.

 

 

Campus Service – University

 

Academic Planning Advisory Committee, University of Maryland – Member, 2018-2010; and 2017-present.

 

Search Committee for Dean of Libraries, University of Maryland – Member, 2013-2015.

 

University Library Council, University of Maryland – Chair, 2011 to 2014; member, 2010-2011.

 

Council of Associate Deans for Faculty Affairs, University of Maryland – Member, 2012 to 2014.

 

Council of Associate Deans for Graduate Education, University of Maryland – Member, 2012 to 2014.

 

Research Development Council, University of Maryland – Member, 2011 to 2014.

 

Action Learning Program Advisory Board, National Center for Smart Growth, University of Maryland, 2014.

 

Historic Maryland Newspapers Project Advisory Board, University of Maryland Libraries – member, 2013 to present.

 

Provost's Commission on Learning Outcomes Assessment, University of Maryland – Member, 2013-2013.

 

Search Committee for Dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Member, 2011-12.

 

Future of Information Steering Committee, University of Maryland, Office of the Vice President for Research – Charter member of this initial steering committee for a new cross-campus initiative, 2009 to 2011.

 

University Medal Committee, University of Maryland – Member, 2011.

 

President's Awards Advisory Committee, University of Maryland – Member, 2008 and 2009.

 

Search Committee for Dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Member, 2008.

 

Search Committee for Assistant Vice President for Communication and Marketing, University of Maryland – Member, 2008.

 

Strategic Planning Steering Committee, University of Maryland – Member, 2007-2008.

 

Committee to Review the Dean of the College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Member, 2003.

 

 

External Service and Consulting

 

Community Engagements, Local, State, National, International

 

Philip Meyer Journalism Awards – Judge for national contest to recognize the best works of journalism using social science methods; sponsored by the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting and the Knight Chair in Journalism at Arizona State University, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011.

 

American Jewish Press Association – Judge for 2006 and 2008 annual Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism (judged in 2007 and 2009).

 

Education Writers Association – Judge for annual national journalism contests, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

 

Pennsylvania Newspaper Association – Judge for annual state journalism contest, August 2004.

 

J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism – Screener for entries in the 2004 James K. Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism, June 2004.

 

The Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families – Screener for project and series entries in the annual Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism competition, March 2004.

 

United Communications Group – Judge for newsletter publisher’s annual journalism contest, February 2004.

 

James S. Copley Ring of Truth Awards – Judge for annual contest of the Copley Newspapers, January 2003.

 

 

Non-Research Presentations

 

“Data Journalism, Journalism Education, and the Frontiers of Immersive Storytelling” – Periodic daylong presentations to visiting journalists and news media managers from various Chinese provinces and organizations, 2016-present; at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, and at the Triway International Group, Falls Church, VA.

 

“Change and Challenge: 100 Days of Journalism During the Trump Administration,” moderator, symposium held at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, April 4, 2017.

 

“Assignment China: Follow the Money” – Organizer and moderator for documentary screening and panel discussion on investigative reporting in China, Dec. 8, 2015; Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland.

 

UMD Office of China Affairs – Featured speaker, program for visiting Chinese students, “Magic Lanterns and Robot Brains: New Technologies and Election-Night Reporting in the History of American Journalism.” Aug. 4, 2015, College Park, MD.

Sigma Chi Awards Dinner - Keynote speaker, “What are You Going to Do Now?” Feb. 3, 2014, College Park, MD.

 

State and Local Government Law Institute – Speaker, “Data as News:

Journalists’ Experiences in Seeking and Using Databases of Public Records,” at a conference for 100 government lawyers at the state, county, and local levels in Maryland; Laurel, Md., May 20, 2011.

 

Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association – Speaker, “Open Government:  Staying at the Forefront” (panel discussion), 2009 Annual Awards Conference, Linthicum, Md., April 24, 2009.

 

Edward R. Murrow Journalism Program – Speaker, “Investigative Reporting and Computer-Assisted Reporting,” for visiting groups of African and Arabic journalists; sponsors included the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the U.S. Department of State; at the University of Maryland, College Park; April 14, 2007; October 11, 2008; and Oct. 3, 2009.

 

Colonnade Society Council / Maryland Fund for Excellence, University of Maryland – Speaker, “Highlights of the University of Maryland Strategic Plan,” Nov. 14, 2008.

 

Zhejiang Radio And Television Group – Speaker, “Impact of New Technologies on American News Media and Journalists” and “Developments in Computer-Assisted Reporting and Editing the News,” in a program on “New Developments in Broadcasting and New Media Technologies,” organized by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism for the Zhejiang Radio And Television Group of Zhejiang Province, China; at the University of Maryland, College Park, Dec. 1, 2007.

 

International Visitor Leadership Program: Investigative Journalism – Keynote speaker, “Investigative Journalism,” for foreign journalists taking part in a three-week program by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by Delphi International Program of World Learning; May 31, 2007, Washington, D.C.

 

Society of Professional Journalists and Student Government Association – Speaker, “Know Your Rights:  Using the Maryland Public Information and Freedom of Information Acts,” University of Maryland, College Park, April 26, 2007.

 

Media Professional Exchange Program in the U.S. and Nepal – Speaker, “Investigative Journalism in the United States,” for Nepali journalists taking part in a month-long program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Delphi International Program of World Learning; in Washington, D.C., April 26, 2007.

 

Joint Annual Meeting of SAA, NAGARA and COSA – Panelist, “Secrecy vs. Openness: Government Information in the George W. Bush Era,” at the joint annual conference of the Society of American Archivists, the Council of State Archivists, and the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators; August 3, 2006, in Washington, D.C.

 

Program for International Journalists: The Role of the Media in the United States – Speaker, “Introduction to American journalism and computer-assisted reporting,” for a group of Moroccan journalists taking part in a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Delphi International Program of World Learning; July 31, 2006, in Washington, D.C.

 

PwC University for Faculty Journalism training for tax and accounting professors attending a conference sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers and organized by Duke Corporate Education, Plainsboro, NJ, July 21, 2006.

 

Special Libraries Association, News Division – Panelist, “Keeping Current: Keeping up in Technology, Journalism & Libraries,” at the Special Libraries Association annual conference; June 14, 2006, Baltimore, MD

 

Delaware Library Association – Speaker, “Mining Public Records for Stories: Perspectives of Students, Journalists and Citizens,” at the Delaware Library Association annual conference; May 19, 2006, Dover, Del.

 

International Visitor Leadership Program: Investigative Journalism – Keynote speaker, “Investigative Journalism and Computer-Assisted Reporting,” for foreign journalists taking part in a three-week program by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by Delphi International Program of World Learning; March 16, 2006, at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

 

Sunshine Week: Are We Safer in the Dark? A National Dialogue on Open Government and Secrecy – Moderator of a discussion at the University of Maryland following a national teleconference on trends in government secrecy and challenges to the concept of open government, including problems, causes, impact and possible solutions; at  McKeldin Library, March 13, 2006.

 

APME NewsTrain – Speaker, “Mining Public Records for Stories,” a presentation on using government records in reporting, at a national conference for frontline newspaper editors; sponsored by the Associated Press Managing Editors; Dec. 1, 2005, at the Baltimore Sun.

 

Regional Federal Depository Library conference – Speaker, “Plumbing government records: Barriers and breakthroughs for students, journalists and citizens,” at conference and celebration of the 80th anniversary of McKeldin Library’s government documents and maps department as a federal depository library; at the University of Maryland, College Park, Sept. 23, 2005.

 

Maryland Library Association Annual Conference – Speaker, “When History is News: Journalists in the Archives,” in panel, “Fact of Fiction: Putting Government Information to Work,” in Ocean City, Md., March 5, 2005.

 

Global Communities, University of Maryland – Guest speaker on the subject of “skills for conducting interviews,” for undergraduate honors program; 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

 

Humphrey Fellows in Journalism – Lecture and training session in computer-assisted reporting for foreign journalists, at the University of Maryland, 2005 and 2006; lecture on computer-assisted reporting, 2003.

 

College of Information Studies – Speaker, “Mining the National Archives,” College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, Dec. 7, 2004, and March 9, 2006; Guest speaker in graduate course, Access Techniques and Systems for Archives, 2005 and 2006.

 

Front & Center – Guest on three discussion programs in the “Front & Center” series taped at UMTV:  two dealing with journalism ethics (January and April 2004) and one dealing with the newspaper business (May 2002), in College Park, Md.

 

United Communications Group – Training sessions on using the Internet and computer analysis as tools for business journalists (Nov. 17, 2003, and June 13, 2005) and on using archives as a resource for reporters (June 6, 2005), as part of two series of workshops organized by the School of Public Affairs and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

 

Knight Fellowships in Specialized Journalism – Training session on using the Internet as a tool for business journalists, at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., June 20, 2003.

 

Investigative Reporters and Editors – Speaker and organizer of tour of National Archives II for investigative reporters, in College Park, Md., June 7, 2003.

 

Journalism Fellowships in Child and Family Policy – Speaker and organizer of program on the use of archives as a tool for journalists covering child and family issues, held at National Archives II, in College Park, Md., Jan. 14, 2003.

 

Society of Environmental Journalists National Conference – Instructor in a session on computer-assisted reporting for environmental journalists, Baltimore, Md., Oct. 12, 2002.

 

International Visitors Program – Presentation to international journalists on the use of technology in investigative reporting, University of Maryland, College Park., Md., Aug. 2, 2002.

 

HasNa Cyprus Project – Presentation to Cypriot journalists on computer-assisted reporting, University of Maryland, College Park., Md., July 17, 2002.

 

National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting – Panelist for session on managing and editing the data-heavy story, in Philadelphia, March 15, 2002.

 

The Smithsonian Associates – Lecturer on investigative reporting for a course offered by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism for the continuing education division of the Smithsonian, in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 2001.

 

The Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families – Panelist at a conference for journalists covering child and family issues, at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., June 2001.

 

American University, School of Communication, Journalism Division – Guest lecturer on computer-assisted reporting at a graduate seminar on interactive journalism, in Washington, D.C., March 2001.

The American Press Institute – Lecturer on computer-assisted reporting at a seminar for journalism educators; in Reston, Va., June 1999.

 

The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting – Panelist, “Shepherding CAR In The Newsroom: Thinking Critically While Selling The Stories,” at a national conference on computer-assisted reporting, in Boston, March 13, 1999.

 

The New England Newspaper Association – Speaker at a conference on investigative reporting, in Providence, R.I., May 1998.

 

The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting – Panelist, “Federal Campaign Finance Databases: Digging Deep Into Giving and How It's Spent,” at a national conference on computer-assisted reporting, in Indianapolis, March 7, 1998.

 

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies – Guest faculty at a weeklong seminar for news researchers, in St. Petersburg, Fla., 1995.

 

The Center for War, Peace and the News Media – Speaker on the use of the Internet at a conference for journalists covering Europe, in Boston, 1995.

 

The Washington Post and The Providence Journal – Teacher and speaker at occasional seminars and panel discussions for reporters, editors, researchers, journalism students, and foreign journalists on investigative reporting and on the use of electronic records and data in daily and project reporting.

 

 

Media Contributions

 

Internet – current pages

 

Future of Information Alliance (co-director), http://fia.umd.edu. Resources on this site include more than 60 videos of FIA programs and presentations, which are linked from the FIA YouTube channel.

 

Exploring Journalism History Online, http://fia.umd.edu/jhistory/. I actively maintain and update this page for UMD students and other outside the university with links for finding and using online resources for researching journalism history.

 

Internet – pages associated with previous courses and presentations:

 

Researching the Evolving Landscape of Journalism, http://fia.umd.edu/newstrends/ .

 

Resources for Using Archives in Journalism, http://bit.ly/JOUR774_resources

 

Mining Public Records for Stories: Resources for Journalists, http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/special/PublicRecords.htm

 

Resources for Computer-Assisted Reporting, http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/772/resources.htm

 

Computer-Assisted Reporting Stories on the Web, http://bit.ly/CAR_on_the_web

 

Course syllabi and resources, http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/

 

 

Community & Other Service

 

Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism – Invited participant, Carnegie-Knight Conference on the Future of Journalism, Shorenstein Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge Mass., June 20-21, 2008; Summit on Journalism in the Service of Democracy, Paley Center for Media, New York, N.Y., Jan. 8-9, 2008.

 

 

 


 

Awards, Honors and Recognition

 

 

Research Fellowships, Prizes and Awards

 

Honored Faculty, 5th Annual University-Wide Celebration of Scholarship and Research, University of Maryland, May 2, 2012.

 

Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize, American Journalism Historians Association, 2011, for “Battle of the Brains: Election-Night Forecasting at the Dawn of the Computer Age.”

 

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi: member, University of Maryland chapter.

 

Eleanor Merrill Graduate Fellowship:  2003-2004, 2006-2007.

 

Mary Anne and Frank A. Kennedy Scholarship:  2003-2007.

 

Scripps Howard Foundation Doctoral Fellowship: 2001-2004

 

University of Maryland Ph.D. Open Nomination Fellowship:  2001-2003.

 

Philip Merrill College of Journalism Departmental Fellowship: 2001-2003.

 

Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, Selden Ring Award, and regional press association awards. NOTE: For a team project in 1998 on the use of deadly force by the D.C. police.

 

Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal, and regional awards including first place in the enterprise category of the New England Associated Press News Executives contest. NOTE:  For team coverage in 1993 of corruption and patronage in the Rhode Island courts.

 

George Polk Award. NOTE: For stories with two other reporters in 1991 on the ruin of a credit union in Rhode Island.

 

First place for enterprise reporting from the National Association of Black Journalists and first place for news series from the Chesapeake region Associated Press. NOTE: For a series with two other reporters in 2000 on problems in the ability of police in Washington, D.C., to solve homicides.

 

First place for state government coverage from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association and the Washington Monthly Journalism Award (May 1998): NOTE: For a 1998 series with another reporter on the players and marketing of state lotteries in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

 

First place for public service, investigative reporting and business reporting from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, the Chesapeake region Associated Press, and the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. NOTE:  For a 1996 series with two other reporters on the business practices of a high-interest lender.

 

Sevellon Brown Award (public service) and first place for general news, both from New England AP News Executives Association. NOTE: For team coverage in 1991 and 1992 of the Rhode Island banking crisis.

 

Sevellon Brown Award and first place for community service from the UPI Newspapers of New England. NOTE: For team coverage in 1985 of misdeeds in a state housing agency.

 

Second place for spot news from the UPI Newspapers of New England. NOTE: For a story with another reporter in 1984 on the funeral of New England's mob boss.

 

Westinghouse Science Talent Search – National finalist, 1971.

 

 

Recognition in Media

 

On the Media, “The History of Election Night,” hosted by Brooke Gladstone, Nov. 9, 2012; aired on NPR and originated from WNYC, New York; radio version at http://www.onthemedia.org/2012/nov/09/history-election-night/;  transcript at http://www.onthemedia.org/2012/nov/09/history-election-night/transcript/.

 

NPR’s Morning Edition: “The Night A Computer Predicted The Next President,” by Steve Henn, first aired Oct. 31. 2012; radio and text versions at http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/10/31/163951263/the-night-a-computer-predicted-the-next-president  (including a discussion of and link to dissertation, ““Battle of the Brains: Election-Night Forecasting at the Dawn of the Computer Age.”); story has been picked up by dozens of other news sites and blogs worldwide.

 

“UNIVAC Predicts the Election of Dwight D. Eisenhower (November 4, 1952).”   History of Information and Media, HistoryOfInformation.com. http://www.historyofinformation.com/expanded.php?id=913

 

“Have you got a prediction for us, UNIVAC?” Computer History Museum.

http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/have-you-got-a-prediction-for-us-univac/

 

IEEE-USA, Today's Engineer Online: “‘A Correct Prediction So Surprising It Would Not Be Believed’ — UNIVAC and the 1952 Presidential Election,” by Robert Colburn, October 2012; http://www.todaysengineer.org/2012/Oct/history.asp  (includes discussion of and link to dissertation).

 

“Fifty Fascinating People, Places & Things,” Bethesda Magazine, November/December 2012, pp. 70-92.

 

“FIA winners develop communication solutions.” The Diamondback. http://www.diamondbackonline.com/news/campus/article_533afa9e-615b-11e3-8f98-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=jqm

 

Maryland Public Television, “The Future of Information” – Aired June 2012, posted online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6ymCxQtkh4; presents commentary about and content of a Future of Information Alliance “Visiting Future-ists” program at the Newseum, Nov. 15. 2011.

 

“Ira Chinoy Winner of 2010 AJHA Blanchard Dissertation Award,” AJHA Intelligencer, Spring 2011, p. 7;  http://pmglende.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/blanchard-prize-story.pdf

 

Andrew Zieminski, “Indian journalist unearths wild computer data,” Humphrey Highlights, Hubert H. Humphrey Program, Philip Merrill College of Journalism,  University of Maryland, August 2007, online at:  http://www.journalism.umd.edu/Humphrey/highlights/CAR.html  

 

Jacqueline Ann Surin, “The right to know,” The Sun, April 30, 2005, pp.14-15, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; online at http://epaper.sun2surf.com/main.asp?selPg=486&page=30_04_2005_014.JPG&articleHigh=article143

 

Robert McClure, “Archives as a Source of News,” SEJ Journal, No. 3, Vol. 12 (Winter 2002), pp. 9, 18; online at: http://notes.sej.org/sej/sejourna.nsf/21fd4c7bbafa1be5862568a50017a819/f53c7221e6dd57cf86256d1f0003726c/$FILE/sej_wi02.pdf

 

Thomas Kunkel, “Lessons from Journalism 201,” American Journalism Review, September 2002; online at: http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=2601

 

 


 

Other Information

 

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication – Member.

 

American Journalism Historians Association – Member.

 

Society for the History of Technology – Member.

 

Investigative Reporters and Editors – Member.