On the Media


On the Media is an award-winning weekly radio show out of WNYC Studios that explores how media shape our reality.

Reported segments: Russian TV’s Favorite American Pundit, Putin’s Attack on Russia’s Historical Memory, The 24 Words Plaguing Russian Journalists, Bias in the Library

Mother Jones Podcast

Associate Producer

The Mother Jones Podcast is Mother Jones magazine’s flagship podcast featuring long-form narrative investigative stories, political analysis, and informative interviews.

Reported segments: Learning From Home Is Hard Enough. Try Doing It Where Wifi Is Illegal.


Bite is a podcast that uncovers the surprising stories behind what ends up on your plate.

Reported segments: Swollen Hands, Rampant Contagion, No Sick Days: Processing Chicken During a Pandemic, Recipe for Escape, Many Restaurants May Never Reopen After Coronavirus, The Leftovers

Heat of the Moment

Stories from the front lines of the fight against climate change. A Foreign Policy podcast, in partnership with the Climate Investment Fund.

Reported segment: The Solutions Under Our Noses

WHYY’s The Pulse

Heard weekly on WHYY and other NPR member stations, The Pulse tells stories at the heart of health, science and innovation.

Reported Segment: Fake vs. Real — And When It Matters

Stories From the Eastern West

A podcast telling little-known histories from Central & Eastern Europe that changed our world.

Reported episode: CRACKED

Preserve This Podcast

Host, Creator & Producer

Preserve This Podcast was a six-part podcast series designed to help podcasters protect their work against the threats of digital decay.

America Abroad

An award-winning documentary radio program distributed by The World from PRX (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide.

Reported Segments: One Iraqi’s struggle to get refugee status in Finland might hinge on his religion, The man who taught the Kremlin how to win the internet


Mother Jones – How an Army of Volunteers Has Welcomed Immigrants in Poland—After the Government Wouldn’t

Mother Jones – Russia’s Neighbors Look at Putin and Ask, “Who’s Next?”

Mother Jones – “They Never Had So Many People to Arrest”: Inside Russia’s Anti-Putin Protests

Mother Jones – Leaving Russia

Mother Jones – I Moderated a Facebook Live Event With Two Nursing Home Residents. It Was Shocking.

Mother Jones – COVID Has Turned These Nursing Home Residents Into Activists Fighting to Show Their Lives Matter. New York has severely undercounted COVID deaths in these facilities.

Mother JonesA Comcast Employee Was Told to Upsell Internet to Low-Income People. So He Quit.

Mother Jones – What Does it Mean to Have Teachers Classified as Frontline Workers?

Mother Jones – Do We Need to Abolish Child Protective Services?

Mother Jones – Decimals, Drama, and Hotel Transylvania: The Friday Before Halloween With One Fifth-Grader

Mother Jones – There’s No Better Word to Sum Up This Century So Far Than “Pod”

Mother Jones – The Reality TV Racism Reckoning Is Finally Here. “Vanderpump Rules” Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg.

Mother Jones – We Might Have a Coronavirus Vaccine by December, but That Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get It Then

Mother Jones – The 1918 Flu Pandemic Changed Literature More Than You Think

Mother Jones – “Nothing But Death”: Inside the Nursing Home Where NYC’s Most Vulnerable Struggle to Survive COVID-19

Mother Jones – Learning From Home Is Hard Enough. Try Doing It Where Wifi Is Illegal.

WIRED – This Identity Activist Wants to Make Facebook Obsolete

The New York Times – In Puerto Rico, Building a Disaster-Proof Business Is Part of Recovery

New York Magazine – This Website Is Carried by the Ocean  

New York Magazine – If You Charge People to Tweet, They’ll Revolt in the Street

New York Magazine – This Smart Summer Cottage Has No Running Water


Co-founder of Kolo, a coffee shop co-op in Helsinki:

CryptoParty Helsinki organizer:

Developer of the Association of Research Libraries Web Accessibility Toolkit:


Schwartz, M. (September 2017). “To Stand a Chance”: Quantum Uncertainty and Religious Conversion in Michel Houellebecq’s Submission. In Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies. 43.2: 297-324.

Belli. L, Schwartz. M. Louzada L. (2017). “Selling your Soul while Negotiating the Conditions: From Notice and Consent to Data Control by Design.” In The Health and Technology Journal. Springer-Nature.

Conversations from the Sauna: On Privacy, Openness, Nudity, and Coming Together – January 7, 2016 – Openness: Politics, Practice, Poetics

Interview with the director of Finland’s first “Open Film” – September 25, 2016 –

Contributor to MyData – A Nordic Model for human-centered personal data management and processing (white paper) – June 2015 – Finland’s Ministry of Transportation and Communcations

DMCA Is Turning Ownership Into ‘Loanership’ – May 5, 2015 – Real Clear Policy

Parliament’s lone Pirate wants copyright restrictions to walk the plank – April 7, 2015 – R Street Institute

The Challenges and Opportunities of Designing National Digital Services for Cross-Border Use – August 2015 – Human-Computer Interactive International

Fair Use: Getting by with a little help from our friends – February 26, 2015 – R Street Institute

Tools for Transparency in Copyright Law – January 23, 2015 – Real Clear Policy

Why we need to get DATA Act Standards Right – December 19, 2014 – R Street Institute

Gone Google: Europe is pushing to limit Internet companies – December 12, 2014 – R Street Institute

Should we have to declare our emails at customs? The ITC says yes. –  October 30, 2014 – R Street Institute

The ‘right to be forgotten’ and the quagmire of global Internet regulation – September 2, 2014 – R Street Institute

Democracy and open data: are the two linked? – May 22, 2014 – Congressional Data Coalition

Public Access vs. Open Access – April 17, 2014 – Congressional Data Coalition

Embracing Archivists’ Toolkit to Implement EAD – Fall 2012 – University of Maryland Digital Repository


Designing a Media Studio @599 — January 22, 2017 — INST-INT, New Orleans, LA

Challenges for the Data-Driven Society — November 30, 2016 — DigiGov, Stockholm, Sweden

Host of the MyData 2016 conference — August 31 – September 2, 2016 — MyData 2016, Helsinki, Finland

Data Détente: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities in Trans-Atlantic Data Flows – March 31, 2016 – RightsCon, San Francisco, CA

MyData: A Human-Centric Approach for Organizing Personal Data – July 1, 2015 – conference, Bern, Switzerland

MyData, Your Data, and Privacy Innovations – March 25, 2015 – RightsCon, Manila, Philippines

“Your Laws, Your Data: Making Government More Open” – March 13, 2015 – SXSW, Austin, TX

MyData, Your Data – March 9, 2015 – Open Knowledge Finland MyData Breakfast, Helsinki, Finland

Knowledge Without Borders – March 6, 2015 – Fulbright Forum, Jyväskylä, Finland

“The Right to be Remembered” – November 2014 – Being Human Festival, London, England

“Smart and Social: New Media and Your World” – November 2014 – Young Ambassadors Program, Helsinki, Finland

“From Sauna to Social Media: How People Connect” – October 2014 – American Voices Seminar, Turku, Finland

“User- generated experiences: how automated platforms for content creation and sharing has transformed information access” – September 2014 – National Library of Finland Usability Working Group Seminar, Helsinki, Finland

“New Voices in Digital Curation” – April 2014 – Maryland Institute for Technology and the Humanities, College Park, MD

“Access for All in a Digital World” – January 2014 – American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

“Equity and Inclusion in Information Access: Libraries and Digital Accessibility” – January 2014 – Association of Research Libraries Diversity in Leadership Symposium, Philadelphia, PA

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations” – August 2013 – International Federation of Library Associations World Library and Information Congress, Singapore

“Embracing Archivists’ Toolkit to Implement EAD” – October 2012 – Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Richmond, VA