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Director of Strategic Research
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Green-Barber is the director of strategic research at The Center for Investigative reporting. She works to identify, assess and rigorously test areas of programmatic work where CIR can have catalytic impact through its content distribution and engagement. She leads research and analysis and serves as an expert both internally and for external partnerships. Previously, Green-Barber was an American Council for Learned Societies public fellow and served as media impact analyst at CIR. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her doctoral research, conducted from 2011 through 2013 in Ecuador, focused on indigenous organizations’ use of new information and communications technologies for social mobilization. She also taught political science courses at Hunter College.
Over the past 12 months, we have mulled undertaken a series of experiments to reach native Spanish speakers and bilingual audiences in the U.S. Now, we’re sharing what we’ve learned.
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For the past two years, CIR has convened some of the best minds media, philanthropy and research institutions to discuss how media organizations can effectively track and measure the impact of their work online and in the real world.
During Investiguemos, our daylong event with Open Society Foundations, participants discussed the challenges of reaching Spanish-speaking and bilingual communities through innovative journalism.
Over the years, The Center for Investigative Reporting has learned that there are as many ways to measure media impact as there are types of impact. So CIR has charted a five-step course to help you determine what impact means to your organization, and how it can be achieved.
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