Can stand-up comedy be a platform for investigative journalism? That’s what CIR and WFMU, an independent radio station in New Jersey, set out to explore with a series of stand-up shows based on reporting about environmental contamination.
Director of Strategic Research
Green-Barber is the director of strategic research at The Center for Investigative reporting. She works to identify, assess and rigorously test areas of programmatic work where CIR can have catalytic impact through its content distribution and engagement. She leads research and analysis and serves as an expert both internally and for external partnerships.
Previously, Green-Barber was an American Council for Learned Societies public fellow and served as media impact analyst at CIR. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her doctoral research, conducted from 2011 through 2013 in Ecuador, focused on indigenous organizations’ use of new information and communications technologies for social mobilization. She also taught political science courses at Hunter College.
Latinos and the media: Patterns, changes and ideas for more connection
Over the past 12 months, we have mulled undertaken a series of experiments to reach native Spanish speakers and bilingual audiences in the U.S. Now, we’re sharing what we’ve learned.
CIR’s Impact Tracker: How to use it and why you need it
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CIR’s open-source Impact Tracker is live
Almost two years ago, I began the process of building an Impact Tracker at The Center for Investigative Reporting to help us better understand the results of our work. Flash forward to today, and we have a custom-built platform that is being used by more than 20 organizations around the world. Today, we are releasing […]
CIR’s Equity Exchange highlights key issues in creating diverse media
Our first Equity Exchange brought together people working across media to share challenges, concerns and success stories related to equity in coverage, story development, staffing and engagement of diverse communities.
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We’re constantly working to get you the highest-quality investigative reporting in the most engaging ways possible. But to keep improving, we need to hear from you.
How one investigation raised awareness of community health risks
CIR identified a specific impact goal for the Dark Side of the Strawberry as an increase in awareness in the communities most affected by pesticide use. To achieve this, we needed a specialized plan for distribution and engagement.
How to maximize the success of your news interactive
CIR looked more deeply into the impact of the news interactives we create and how we could calculate the costs and benefits of producing them.
What’s next for media impact? Lessons from Dissection
For the past two years, CIR has convened some of the best minds media, philanthropy and research institutions to discuss how media organizations can effectively track and measure the impact of their work online and in the real world.
What we learned about Spanish and bilingual investigative reporting
During Investiguemos, our daylong event with Open Society Foundations, participants discussed the challenges of reaching Spanish-speaking and bilingual communities through innovative journalism.