My writing, video, audio and photos appear on Norwood News, Gannet’s Journal News, Huffington Post, WNYC, WGBH Lab, and more. See more clips and a resume here.

AIR Media: MQ2 Blog (

Longshot Radio: Creating Old Fashioned Media in a New Media Way August 5, 2011

Knight Foundation (

Zuckerman: Open Media’s doors to the world June 23, 2011
Civic Media Mobilization: putting down the screens and putting on a t-shirt June 24, 2011
Civic Fictions: The opportunities and limits of online personas
June 24, 2011
Rock in one hand, cell phone in the other: Crowdsourcing crisis in the Middle East June 29, 2011
Crowdsourcing Crisis: Mapping Radiation Levels in Japan June 30, 2011
Online Stories of Courage Draw Juarez Residents Outdoors July 15, 2011
Using Tech to Connect, and Keep us Human July 20, 2011


Conducted a video open call for stories of LGBTQ rights in partnership with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Created a guest panel of judges, including Cyndi Lauper and Dan Savage. Co-hosted a live chat with the five winning film makers. I am also responsible for the Lab’s social media presence, and currently I am working with the Lab to grow the audience for WGBH World Channel through calls to action and social media events.

Guest Blog Post on American Experience
WGBH Lab Tumblr Blog
WGBH Lab on Twitter
My posts on the Blog Interactive  (WNYC Public Radio)

Help Wanted: A Jobs Forum with WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. This 2010 community building site is a spin-out of our work in Your Uncommon Economic Indicators (below). My role is editor/producer for five guest bloggers who add content to our Facebook site as they look for work.

Crowdsourcing: A WNYC Fieldguide by Annie Shreffler, Edited by WNYC Executive News Producer John Keefe, January 2010.  This guide documents our 2009 hybrid crowdsource reporting project with The Brian Lehrer Show, called Your Uncommon Economic Indicators.  Thanks to PBS Idea Lab for the kudos.

A demonstration of the companion crowdsourcing tool, WNYC’s Super Simple Mapping Tool, is presented by John Keefe as part of and EconomyStory webinar held 2/24/10 and archived here.  (After intros, WNYC is up first.) For more information on the mapping tool, send an email to

’08 Grad’s Project on WNYC Show Listed Among “Most Trusted Stories”

Crowdsourcing webinar for the Public Radio Program Directors Association. I gave the history of crowdsourcing projects at The Brian Lehrer Show and explained the new field guide. John Keefe again presented the mapping tool.  (Must be a member to view)

Your Uncommon Economic Indicators: a crowd sourcing project with The Brian Lehrer Show, inviting listeners to post their stories, submit photos and video, or even call in their observations on how the New York City metro area is changing during the 2009 recession.

starGreat News! This project received a Notable Mention in the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.

The project has been mentioned on:
The New York Times City Room and Freakonomics blogs, PBS’s Idea Lab, The Daily Buzz and is now featured in a sidebar of NPR’s!

Videos I created for the project:
The Brian Lehrer Show Video Contest (Also, see the 19 entries to our contest!)
Reverend Billy interviews small business owners in East Village
Visit Those in Need
Don’t Toss it, Fix it!

More multimedia work for

NYC Kicks off World Water Week in Battery Park

Illustrating WNYC’s Morning Edition

The Future of New York Conference at the Hyatt Hotel, February 3, 2009

Protesters Rush The Future of New York Conference
The Future of New York Conference interview with Stan Grayson

2008 Vendy Awards
An annual benefit for the Street Vendors Project operated by the Urban Justice League. The event was held in the funky Tobacco Factory in DUMBO and raised $30,000 to help the SVP advocate for push cart operators and lobby the city to change vending laws.

Farewell to Brian Lehrer Show Executive Producer Nuala McGovern

Waterfalls Public Art Project by Olafur Eliasson (part of WNYC joint reporting package)

New Yorkers Visit Parks Hosting Outdoor Performances
A program by the NYC Parks Foundation to inspire neighbors to get involved in their local park. I was lucky to meet dedicated volunteers at Crotona Park in the Bronx and to see a beautiful set of solo dance performances by the Joyce Theater Co. in East River Park. Both park links are to slide shows.

A Walk Down 125th Street
An audio slide show narrated by culture reporter Siddhartha Mitter about the changes coming to this famous NYC neighborhood.

WNYC Says Goodbye to a City Landmark: The Municipal Building
I had the opportunity to walk around and take photos of the place where WNYC has lived for 84 years. Kathleen Horan, the reporter who did the story, even got me to the top of the building, under the golden lady “Civic Pride”, to see a spectacular view.

A Sprinkle of Poetry in April
A WNYC page that features recordings of poets from icons like Maya Angelou and Robert Frost to upcoming poets like Regie Cabico, Baba Israel, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowitz and Aracelis Girmay reading their work.

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism work created for j-school classes

Getting to Know Foodcart Vendors and  Food Vendor Watch

Life’s Unexpected Changes: Facing Deportation
Afro-Dominican Music and Religious Ritual an International Reporting assignment about Dominicans in NYC, Multi-media package created with classmate Rosaleen Ortiz
West to East and around 125th Street (complete set of photos, Music by Otis Redding)
Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Korman at Home

More Video

Hillary Clinton Celebrates NY Win

Thrift Shop

Bicycle Fetish Day in Williamsburg, Bklyn.


Choux Factory