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Connie Moon Sehat
Director, News Quality Initiative; Senior Fellow — Media, Entertainment and Sport Industries, World Economic Forum
Connie Moon Sehat leads the News Quality Initiative, an effort by the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and supported by Hacks/Hackers. She has focused on the intersections of technology and democratic life for the past twenty years, including the direction of projects like NewsFrames at Global Voices, the New Orleans Research Collaborative, and ELMO (election, human rights, and health monitoring). Her doctorate from Rice University specialized in twentieth century German history, with minor fields in Enlightenment Europe and Modern Japan. Dr. Sehat’s first job out of college allowed her to develop software for the International Space Station. Since then, she has also worked for The Carter Center, Emory University, and The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.