My name is Nikki Usher. I'm an assistant professor at George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs. Thanks to the kind invitation of the MoJo folks, I've been given the opportunity to follow along with you all through the learning lab. My research interests are broadly about the future of journalism, but for this particular project, I'm interested in learning about the way that journalists and technologists/developers work together and learn from each other. This is such a great nexus and so pioneering and we can learn so much -- which can be translated into real lessons for other people looking to work to think creatively about news.
For the purpose of saving the Human Subjects Research Board at my University any pain, since you all qualify as research participants, please let me know if you do not want to be "observed" or included in any of this academic research or analysis for MoJo. That would mean that your comments or work assignments would not be included as part of the data collection. So it's opting out.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. You can find out more about my work at www.nikkiusher.com - and thanks to Mozilla, and to you, for letting me share this process!!