James O'Brien covers business, technology, social media, marketing, film, food, wine, the profession of writing, and news. The Nieman Journalism Lab has called his work "sponsored content done right".
WHILE WORKING ON A BOOK about gentrification in communities in Illinois, Maine, and Massachusetts, ethnographer Japonica Brown-Saracino caught sight of a separate tale, one concerning the ways that queer women impacted and were impacted by the places they chose to live.
The dangers are personal. The scale can be massive. The stakes are seldom higher.
Disasters and other traumatic events present some of the most difficult challenges a reporter may ever face.
So much for the paperless office. Like a stack of paperwork rising to the sky, the infinitely expandable email inbox has become a cause of work-related anxiety for many employees.
FOOD HAS LONG BEEN ethnographer and gastronomist Rachel Eden Black’s lens on the world. From the open-air markets of Turin to her research into wine and wine culture, she is steeped in the study of how communities and agriculture intersect.
FOR PROFESSOR CHRISTOS CASSANDRAS, it was an elevator that set him on the course to his current work with sensors.
A trio of researchers is turning to reality television and Facebook to understand how young people view—and value—personal disclosure when it comes to their time online.
What if you could measure your online privacy and get the results as a number, something like a credit score? Assistant Professor of Computer Science Evimaria Terzi is developing a tool to do just that.
PERHAPS IT IS NO WONDER that an electrical engineer who became a professor of finance would take an interest in how green buildings can provide monetary benefits for the people who have the resources to fund renewable energy projects.