Welcome. Benvenuti. Karibu. I ask a lot of how’d you do that? questions — in a variety of languages. Lately, I carry around with me a fancy mike and audio recorder. A small, but powerful video camera too. Here’s the results, a new documentary film that I co-wrote, co-produced and co-shot (my portion with a GoPro) about former child miners in the DR Congo. It’s screened at more than a half-dozen film festivals, and picked up some awards along the way.
I have worked in newsrooms across the United States and Europe as a reporter, columnist and editor. Start-ups, you could say, are my thing. I’ve co-launched blogs and columns for The Times of London, Slate.com’s The Big Money and Bloomberg Businessweek, to name a few. In January, 2013, I started the “Very Near Future” column for Bloomberg BusinessWeek dedicated to innovation, disruption, change. Speaking of startups, I work with StoryTK, a Bay Area-based team of veteran journalists and designers that tell big stories about people and organizations trying to change the world. In January, 2015, we launched the Wild Ducks podcast.
And, for a snapshot of my journalism career, click here.