Director of Social Media, National Programming (WGBH)
Tory Starr is a former social media producer for Human Needs and SafeMode, newsroom wrangler and Social Bear adjudicator at PRI's The World.
On any given day at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, activists know they have an audience for their causes. We've been asking young people on the street, "What was the last protest you attended?"
Yemen? Boko Haram? Syria's massive refugee crisis? All missed the cut in the president's speech.
Everyone is buzzing about the Oscar nominations, which were released Thursday morning. But where do you start? If you care about global issues, here are a few suggestions.
We've been thinking about all the powerful women who provide an example for all of us. Share with everyone who the powerful women in your lives are — and don't be afraid to branch out beyond your mom. Though it's okay to nominate her, too.
The shooting in Paris has created waves around the world. We asked our SafeMode community what repercussions Wednesday's attack has already had for free speech, international security, radicalization and activism.
A cat detective, a song called Chop My Money, and an interview about the meaning of forgiveness — journalists from The World's newsroom in Boston pick their favorite stories of 2014.
From the Sony hack to #BringBackOurGirls, here are the top international security, privacy, digital diplomacy online activism and cyber-warfare stories of 2014.
When we saw the trending hashtag #2014in5Words, we wondered what our listeners and fans thought of the year in global news.
Can we treat our way out of the AIDS epidemic? On World AIDS Day we're partnering up with The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health for a discussion about the "treatment as prevention" strategy for eradicating AIDS.
What began as a standard report by the BBC's Giles Dilnot turned into a Twitter meme that backfired against the UK Independence Party, the anti-immigrant upstart of British politics. The mistake over the BBC's supposed use of a "mosque" might mean the start of American "gaffe" obsession in Britain.
Ryan and Noor are best friends. In Lebanon, they are an unlikely match. Ryan belongs to a religious sect called the Druze, and Noor is a Sunni Muslim. Wednesday, Noor joins us in on Facebook to answer your questions about her work imagining a better future for her country.