My stuff

This page includes miscellaneous articles, research, etc. that I’ve published over the years. (Yeah, there’s not much here right now. But this is where I’ll be parking more stuff over time, as I find time to do so.)


The 11 Layers of Citizen Journalism
An article I wrote when working for the Poynter Institute in 2005. It got a lot of attention over the years. Someone even posted an abbreviated slideshow version of it.


Archive of my “Stop The Presses!” columns for Editor & Publisher Online
Note: E&P puts older columns behind a subscription wall; only most recent columns are available free.

An Important Lesson About Grassroots Media
A column about my experiences and hard lessons from the Enthusiast Group, with lessons for others. November 26, 2007.

Climate Change: Get Over Objectivity, Newspapers
One of the more controversial columns I wrote for Editor & Publisher Online. August 28, 2007


In-depth News for Smartphones
A report from the Digital Media Test Kitchen at CU-Boulder’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication. The team of students that produced this report was led by Steve. Published summer 2010.

Eyetrack III research
2004 eyetracking research on online news user behavior, funded and run by the Poynter Institute. I was project manager on this research.

White papers

Talk, Why Don’t You?! Tips for Increasing Online User Engagement (PDF)
A 2007 white paper I wrote for the Enthusiast Group offering tips on how to get online users to participate more in online communities and contribute content to web 2.0 sites.

Enabling the Social Company (PDF)
A 2007 white paper I wrote for the Enthusiast Group explaining the social media phenomenon, designed to help media and brand companies adapt to and take advantage of the age of social media and social marketing.