I love talking about my job, and journalism in general.

Over the past 10 years, I’ve been a guest speaker at a number of schools, colleges, conventions, and workshops. I’ve also made appearances on several TV programs.

If you’d like to have me speak at an event, please contact the Boston Globe’s Speakers Bureau at (617) 929-3017 or fill out this online form.

Invited as a guest to discuss about high school violence and Goth stereotypes. Episode was taped in New York City and aired on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004.

Other appearances:

Life & Style syndicated talk show

Past speaking engagements

I was a guest speaker at the 2007 New England Women’s Global Leadership Conference at Mount Holyoke College.  I was on the media panel with Lauren Schuker of the Wall Street Journal and Dominique Jackson of MTV. We talked about the current state of the media industry, and how to break into the biz.

Arlington High School

Bedford High School

Foxboro Public Schools

Lincoln-Sudbury Public Schools

Weston High School

Lesley University

Boston University

Emerson College

Mount Holyoke College

Middlesex Community College

Northeastern University

University of Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts hosted this forum on multimedia journalism in October 2007. I was on a panel with Chet Rhodes, assistant managing editor for WashingtonPost.com and Patrick Stiegman, executive editor of ESPN.com. (watch video)

Photo credit: Toan Trinh

I served as a panelist and posed questions to candidates in the following televised debates:

- 2003 City of Waltham Mayoral Candidates Debate @ Brandeis University

- 2002 Mass. House of Representatives 14th Norfolk District Candidates Debate @ MassBay Community College

- 2000 Mass. House of Representatives 15th Norfolk District Candidates Debate @ Brookline Town Hall

“Videoblogging 101” - Professor Steve Miller and I led a multimedia workshop and showed journalists how to use some basic video editing tools.

“Crossing the Blue Line: Secrets of Successful Police Reporting” - I helped organize this panel and served as moderator.

New England Cable News

Brookline Access Television


Cambridge Community Television


The Boston Connection on BNN


Media 101 Workshop at Karmaloop Boston

Hot Spot TV talk show

The New New Journalism: Multimedia Reporting

N.E. Women’s Global Leadership Conference

Press coverage:

Multimedia Innovators Speak at UMASS Amherst

Multimedia World Challenges Journalists Daily Hampshire Gazette, 10/3/07

Journalism Lecture Held On Campus, Daily Collegian, 10/2/07

Photo credit: Caitlin Coughlan, Daily Collegian)

2006 SPJ Regional Conference

Rutgers University

Massachusetts Political Debates

The Departed

I recently appeared in Stranger Than Fiction: The True Story of Whitey Bulger, Southie, and The Departed, a documentary that’s included in the special features on the 2-disc DVD edition of The Departed



“...a fascinating featurette that explores the real-life Boston gang that inspired and influenced the film…”

             -- Los Angeles Times


“…..includes interviews with director Martin Scorsese, Massachusetts State Police Major (Rtd.) Tom Duffy, Boston Globe reporters Shelley Murphy, Emily Sweeney and Kevin Cullen, state representative/author Brian Wallace, screenwriter William Monahan, Whitey Bulger’s former top lieutenant Kevin Weeks, A Criminal and an Irishman author Patrick Nee, former pastor of St Augustine’s Church Msgr. Thomas McDonnell, and actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg...”

             — DVD Movie Guide


“Unless you watch “Stranger Than Fiction: The True Story of Whitey Bulger, Southie and The Departed,” you might not know Frank Costello, the gangster played by Jack Nicholson, takes his lead from James “Whitey” Bulger, who ran South Boston for decades. The fascinating feature brings in investigators, reporters and even one of Bulger’s lieutenants to talk about the crime boss – still on the FBI’s 10 most-wanted list – and the insularity of his fiefdom.”

             -- The Virginian-Pilot





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