Lindsay Green-Barber (Ph.D. ’12, Political Science) Named Strategic Research Director at Center for Investigative Reporting

Lindsay Green-Barber (Ph.D. ’12, Political Science) has been named the first director of strategic research at the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), the California-based journalism nonprofit that investigates cases of injustice and exploitation of power.
In her new role, Green-Barber will use social science research methods to help the organization create and distribute content and engage with communities.
“As we work to create this model, I hope that other news organizations will see its value and adopt similar practices,” Green-Barber said.
Her doctoral research, conducted from 2011 through 2013 in Ecuador, focused on indigenous organizations’ use of new information and communications technologies for social mobilization.
“My studies at the Graduate Center prepared me to be able to think critically about complex problems and know where to look for resources and information, and gave me a methodological toolkit for finding the answers to these challenges,” Green-Barber said. “Also, my department encouraged me to take classes in other disciplines and ultimately produce an interdisciplinary dissertation, which has helped me to be able to approach real-world challenges through varied lenses.”
CIR, the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative reporting organization in the United States, develops in-depth local, regional, national, and international stories. In 2013, Green-Barber joined CIR as a media impact analyst in a position funded by the American Council of Learned Societies’ Public Fellows program.

Submitted on: OCT 6, 2015

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