I'm a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), completing my degree while on exchange at UC Berkeley and the University of Texas at Austin.
I'm passionate about digital technology, and enjoy exploring ways to maximize its social, political and economic impact. My academic focus lies within the fields of media studies, technology law and entrepreneurship. Prior to my academic studies, I was the editor of Tearaway Magazine.
My Master's project, "News, Renewed," is focused on exploring ways to improve how quality journalism is funded online. The project is assessing the best strategies for the New Zealand market, and is working alongside a development team to create an online monetisation platform that allows these strategies to be easily implemented by publishers, bloggers and journalists.
I also work as a researcher for the School of Information Management, studying the future of content distribution in a digital age. This research explores all types of media, including journalism, music, books, television, film and academic literature. Interviews with creators, users, industry representatives and media commentators form the backbone of this research.
If you are interested in getting involved with either of my projects, feel free to reach out via email, Twitter, or LinkedIn.