In the Media

By Doug Specht
Published by: The Conversation
Date: 23 August 2018
Newsrooms across the UK are finding themselves increasingly under-resourced. Less journalists and constrained budgets has meant many editors now rely on their staff to use more information from digital sources – such as social media. But as more journalism work relies on – or at least incorporates – potentially violent or harmful user-generated content, the risks of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in journalists has increased. This can lead to short, unpleasant careers and, in severe cases, long lasting mental health risks.

By Doug Specht (Translation by Shay Weinblum)
Published by: davar1
Date: 11th September 2018
Translation of ‘Nicaragua Crisis: how democracy dies in the era of fake news‘ originally published by The Conversation, in English, on 23rd August 2018.

By Doug Specht
Published by: The Conversation
Date: 23 August 2018
For decades, Central America was mostly sidelined as far as global news was concerned. That all looked set to change with the advent of digital media, which initially promised to put previously marginalised voices on the world stage. But instead, the age of social media and fake news might have ushered in something much worse than obscurity

Topping up the trust fund: restoring public confidence in science

By Julio Gimenez, Guy Waddell and Doug Specht
Date: February 2017
In a post-truth era, five academics consider strategies in The Times Higher Education, from inviting laypeople into the laboratory to open vivas, to improve trust in experts.

Why Location Matters in Data Analytics

By Steven Booth
Published by: GIS Professional
Date: December, 2016
Stephen Booth, editor in chief of GIS Professional, has written, in their December issue, about seeing Doug Specht present on his work examining the relationship between post-impressionist art and cartography.

L’Inghilterra é un’isola?

By Sara Alzetta
Published by: ERODOTO108 (Italy)
Date: Autumn 2016
An interview about multiculturalism in the UK after the Brexit vote.

Connecting Communities: Knowledges, Maps and the Issue with Big Data

By Jon Eilenberg
Date: September 2016
An interview with HNRN on how aid organisations can improve their communication with the people they’re trying to help. And how local communities share and use knowledges in societies where activism can mean persecution or even death.

Моя ученица сочинила музыкальный этюд о вулканах

By Anastasia Denisova
Published by: Geo Magazine, Russia.
Date: August 2016
A profile for Geo Magazine, Russia, as their Geographer of the Month. The interview, in Russian, discusses teaching, geography and how these have come together to produce new learning methods for activist movements.

Cartographic Industry Profiles.

By UKCC National Report to ICA.
Date: August, 2015
A profile of Voz human rights mapping platform developed by Doug and Todd Specht.

Mapping human rights from Colombia to Congo

By Jen Wilton
Published by: New Internationalist
Date: June 2015
An article outlining the work of Voz in mapping human rights and environmental abuses around the globe.