Curriculum Vitae

 

IRA CHINOY

 

2100K Knight Hall

Philip Merrill College of Journalism

University of Maryland

College Park, MD  20742-7111

 

Office:  301-405-8208

E-mail:  ichinoy@umd.edu

Website: http://www.merrill.umd.edu/directory/ira-chinoy

 

EMPLOYMENT

The University of Maryland, College Park, Md. – since 2001:

Associate professor (since 2007), associate dean for academic affairs (2012-2014), lecturer (2004-2007), and visiting journalism professor (2001-2004) at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism; teaching courses for undergraduate and graduate students in computer-assisted reporting, the use of archives as a resource for journalists, journalism history, history as context for emerging media in journalism, news reporting and writing, and summer internships in journalism.

Co-director, Future of Information Alliance, established in 2011 to foster transdisciplinary dialog, networking and research on pressing information-related issues.

Affiliated faculty, Human-Computer Interaction Lab.

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - 1995 to 2001 - Director of computer-assisted reporting; investigative reporter; investigative and in-depth projects on campaign finance, abusive lending practices, aviation problems, lotteries, law enforcement, the intersection of politics and philanthropy, demographics and other topics.

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 - Reporter intern.

 

EDUCATION

University of Maryland, College Park, Md. – 2010, Ph.D. in Journalism Studies; Dissertation: “Battle of the Brains: Election-Night Forecasting at the Dawn of the Computer Age.”

Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass. – 1977, A.B., with honors in American history and literature.

Nova High School, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. - 1971, valedictorian.

National Science Foundation Summer Science Training Program University of Texas at Austin, Summer 1969 (coauthored research project published in the Journal of Bacteriology, May1970); Purdue University, Summer 1970.

GRANTS

 

Grants to the Future of Information Alliance (FIA) at the University of Maryland, co-directed by Ira Chinoy and iSchool Professor Allison Druin, and facilitated by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Launched in 2011 to foster transdisciplinary dialog, networking and research on pressing information-related issues, engaging both the campus community and Alliance Partners off campus, including some of the nation’s leading cultural and governmental institutions as well as the Office of the Governor of Maryland.

 

Campus-wide Research Initiatives Program (CRI/Tier III), University of Maryland: $450,000 ($150,000 per year for three years, starting in 2011-2012) to establish the creation of the FIA and support its operations and new priograms 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.

 

Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Baltimore, MD: $1 million over three years (starting in May 2012) to support the Alliance directors; to create a new seed grant competition for students and their faculty mentors in collaboration with the Alliance Partners; and to continue and expand the “Visiting Future-ist” program that was launched in 2011-2012 to bring leading innovators both to events on campus and to events off-campus sponsored by the FIA to widen the circle of networking and action around the Alliance mission.

 

In-Kind Support: Since inception, FIA programs and events have received more than $300,000 worth of in-kind support – including program venues, staffing, and pro-bono participation of experts as speakers and organizers – from affiliates including 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, and more.

 

 

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS

 

Honored Faculty, 5th Annual University-Wide Celebration of Scholarship and Research, University of Maryland, hosted by Provost Ann G. Wylie and Vice President and Chief Research Officer Patrick G. O’Shea, 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.

 

Scripps Howard Foundation Doctoral Fellow: 2001-2004

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Westinghouse Science Talent Search, national finalist, 1971.

 

Undergraduate scholarships (National Merit and Harvard College), 1971-1973, 1975-1977.

 

JOURNALISM HONORS AND AWARDS

Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, Selden Ring Award, and regional press association awards - 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 press association awards - for team coverage in 1993 of corruption and patronage in the Rhode Island courts.

George Polk Award - 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 - 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 - for a 1998 series with another reporter on the players and marketing of state lotteries.

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 - 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 - 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 - for team coverage in 1985 of misdeeds in a state housing agency.

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

Awards of Excellence, Society for News Design – for two packages of graphics in 2002 on national and regional demographic changes revealed by the 2000 Census.

 

TEACHING AND MENTORING

Courses

JOUR200 and JOUR200U, Journalism History, Roles and Structures

JOUR476, Researching Emerging Media in Journalism: Past, Present and Future

JOUR 772 / JOUR 472, Computer-Assisted Reporting

JOUR 610, Seminar in Mass Media History

JOUR 479W: History as Context for Emerging Media in Journalism (new course)

JOUR 774 / JOUR474, Mining the National Archives (new course)

JOUR 399, Supervised Internship

JOUR 201, News Writing and Reporting I

Mentoring

 

Ph.D. in Journalism Studies, Dissertation Committees:

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

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

Kristin Dagmar Eckert, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – 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 – 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 – 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.

Currently chairing three committees and serving as a member on three.

Ph.D. in Information Science, Dissertation Committees

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

Currently serving as Dean’s Representative on one committees.

Ph.D. in Psychology, Dissertation Committee

Alexis K. Matusiewicz, Department of Psychology – 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.

Ph.D. in American Studies, Dissertation Committee

Currently serving as Dean’s Representative on one committee.

Master of Arts in Journalism – Thesis Committees

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

Master’s Degree Students: Portfolio Review Committees

Committee member, 79 Master of Journalism degree final portfolio review committees since 2002.

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Talks, Papers, Panel Presentations, Programs, and Workshops – Academic

“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.

“Magic Lanterns and Robot Brains: New Technologies and Election-Night Reporting in the History of American Journalism,” speaker, Aug. 4, 2015, Chinese college student summer program organized by the Office of China Affairs, University of Maryland.

“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, Dec. 5-6, 2014. 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, 2014, Edgewater, MD) and at the Office of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in Annapolis, MD (Aug. 27, 2014, 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.

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

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

The Future of the Past – A week of “Visiting Future-ist” programs organized by Ira Chinoy and Allison Druin as co-directors of the Future of Information Alliance:

 “Engaging with History: Keeping the Stories Alive and Lively.” Co-sponsored with and hosted by the National Park Service; Dec. 2, 2013, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, MD.

“Lost and Found: Exploration in the Digital Age.” This FIA program was a live broadcast of the Kojo Nnamdi Show from the National Geographic Auditorium, co-sponsored with WAMU 88.5, the National Geographic Society, and the Smithsoinan Institution; Dec. 4, 2013, Washington, DC.

 “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.

“The Future of the Past: Toward an Agenda for Research and Action – A Discussion with FIA Partners.” Dec. 6, 2013, University of Maryland, Washington, DC.

When Advocacy Goes Digital, the World of Online Organizing:  Panel discussant and workshop discussion leader; 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.

The Big Picture of Big Data: An FIA “Visiting Future-ist” program organized by Ira Chinoy and Allison Druin and hosted by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley; May 8, 2013, Annapolis, MD.

Crowdsourcing for Creativity and Human Potential:  A two-part FIA “Visiting Future-ist” program organized by Ira Chinoy and Allison Druin, including speakers and panel discussion at Orem Alumni Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, and a Q&A panel moderated by Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough at the Smithsonian Castle, Washington, DC; both on Feb. 4, 2013.

Transforming Education: MOOCs and More: An FIA “Visiting Future-ist” program organized by Ira Chinoy and Allison Druin; November 12, 2012, and 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.

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.

Launch Week, Future of Information Alliance – Ira Chinoy and Allison Druin, organizers and hosts; five panels comprising the  FIA launch week activities in November 2011. Four of these panels were held on campus and drew hundreds of faculty, staff and students; one was held at the Newseum:

“The Future of Information: Visiting Future-ists,” Nov. 14, 2011, Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom.

“The Future of Information Alliance,” Nov. 15, 2011, Newseum, Washington, DC.

“The Future of Information: Creativity and Culture,” Nov. 16, 2011, Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom.

 “The Future of Information: Transparency and Boundaries,” Nov. 17, 2011, Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom.

 “The Future of Information:  Science in Our Lives,” Nov. 18, 2011, Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom.

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. “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. “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. “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. “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.

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.

Talks, Panel Presentations, and Training Programs – Professional

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.

National Archives Assembly – Featured speaker, “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,” National Archives in College Park, Md., May 10, 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 MarylandSpeaker, “Highlights of the University of Maryland Strategic Plan,” Nov. 14, 2008.

Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland – Guest speaker in courses on research methods, mass communication theory, doctoral studies, journalism history and other subjects, 2002-2008.

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 NewsTrainSpeaker, “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.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers – Keynote speaker, “Resources on the Internet for Business Journalists,” at SABEW’s Fall Writer’s Workshops, in Atlanta, GA., Oct. 5, 2004.  An abridged version of the presentation appears in SABEW’s newsletter, The Business Journalist, for 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

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.

 

Prepublication review of textbook manuscripts, book proposals, and reporting projects:

American Journalism – Peer reviewer for 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 author of a textbook on the history of technology, 2003.

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

 

Service to the University of Maryland

 and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism

University Library Council, University of Maryland – Chair, 2011 to present; member since 2010.

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

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

Research Development Council, University of Maryland – Member, since September 2011.

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

Search Committee for Dean of Libraries, University of Maryland – Member, 2013 to present.

Promotion and Tenure Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Member since 2007.

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

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.

Search Literacy Week – 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.  March 26-30, 2012.

Future of Information Week 2011 – Co-developer and co-leader with Professor Allison Druin (iSchool) of five programs to launch the University of Maryland Future of Information Alliance: “Visiting Future-ists,” panel, Nov. 14, at U.Md.; “The Future of Information,” reception and panel, Nov. 15, at the Newseum Knight Conference Center (Washington, D.C.); “Creativity and Culture,” panel, Nov. 16, at U.Md.; “Transparency and Boundaries,” panel, Nov. 17, at U.Md.; and “Science in Our Lives,” panel, Nov. 18, at U.Md.

Faculty Advisory Committee, Philip Merrill College of JournalismMember, 2002-2003, 2007-2009, 2011-2013 term.

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

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.

Plan of Organization Review Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism  Member, 2010-2011.

Master’s Program Committee, Philip Merrill College of Journalism – Since 2010.

Academic Planning Advisory Committee, University of Maryland – Member, 2008-2010.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

 

Journalism contest judging

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.

 

Academic and Professional Organizations

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.

 

Other professional and academic activities

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

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.

 

Quoted in or profiled by publications or programs

on professional and academic issues

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.

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.

Maryland Public Television, “The Future of Information” – One-hour special that aired on MPT in June 2012 and is 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.

Andrew Zieminski, “Indian journalist unearths wild computer data,” Humphrey Highlights [Web page], 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

“Chinoy to Join Journalism School,” Outlook, May 15, 2001; online at: http://outlook.collegepublisher.com/media/paper171/news/2001/05/15/News/Chinoy.To.Join.Journalism.School-77319.shtml

 

Other publications

It’s Your Right to Know – Author of an essay – “Why Public Records are Important to the Public”  in this collection published as a public service in 2002 by Access/RI, a non-profit coalition based in Rhode Island that focuses on issues of freedom of information.

How I Wrote the Story – Co-author of a chapter on investigating and writing a series about organized car theft in this book edited by Christopher Scanlon and published by the Providence Journal Co. in 1983

 

Web pages

Faculty profile:  http://www.merrill.umd.edu/directory/ira-chinoy

Syllabi: http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/

Exploring Journalism History Online – Resources for research in journalism history:

http://fia.umd.edu/jhistory/

 

Researching the Evolving Landscape of Journalism  Resources for tracking and researching trends in the business, technology and practice of journalism

http://fia.umd.edu/newstrends/

 

Mining the National Archives – resources for students and examples of news stories using archival materials: 

http://bit.ly/JOUR774_resources

 

Computer-Assisted Reporting

 

Resources for students: 

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/772/Resources.htm

 

Reporting projects on the Web using computer-assisted reporting:

http://bit.ly/CAR_on_the_web

 

Computer-assisted reporting projects by students at Capital News Service:

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/772/StoriesOnTheWeb-CNSprojects.htm

 

Sources for databases that can be downloaded from the Web:

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/772/Data_sources_on_the_web.htm

 

Mining Public Records for Stories – resources and ideas for journalists:

http://jclass.umd.edu/cars/special/PublicRecords.htm