I'm passionate about digital technology, and enjoy exploring ways to embrace its full potential. My academic focus lies within the fields of media studies, ICT law and technology enterprise, while my professional background is in journalism.
From 2007-2009 I served as the editor of Tearaway Magazine, coordinating editorial content for an audience of 155,000 readers throughout New Zealand. I have since studied digital media, entrepreneurship and internet law at Victoria University of Wellington, UT Austin and UC Berkeley. I have also worked as a media researcher, exploring how different types of media content are created, funded and shared online.
In 2015, I was conferred the Master of Advanced Technology Enterprise, graduating with Distinction. My thesis evaluates consumers’ willingness to pay for journalism under different funding strategies. The thesis also shares insights from my interviews with leaders across a range of online publishers, including: The New York Times, National Geographic, The Economist, APN, Fairfax, MediaWorks and TVNZ.
I'm currently the Founder and CEO of PressPatron, a crowdfunding platform for journalism. Feel free to visit www.presspatron.com for further details.
Please note: this website is an old research and travel blog from when I was studying at university, and has not been actively updated since early 2014.