Wendy Norris is a 2010-11 Stanford Knight Fellow and is developing an online civic engagement app for public policy-focused news stories.
She began her award-winning investigative journalism career blogging under the nom de plume "em dash."
She has since reported on the sex, politics and religion beat for RH Reality Check, Ms. Magazine, Religion Dispatches, the Rocky Mountain Chronicle and The Colorado Independent where she also served as state editor. In 2009, Wendy launched Western Citizen.com, an online magazine that covers political and cultural news in the Rocky Mountain West.
Wendy is among the first progressive political bloggers to make the successful career transition to journalism. She has been the recipient of an H.F. Guggenheim Fellowship at CUNY-John Jay College's Center for Media, Crime and Justice for an investigation of right wing domestic terrorism at women's clinics and two Knight Digital Media Center fellowships. The first was focused on news entrepreneurism at the USC-Annenberg School for Communications and the other on multimedia studies at the UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
She is a frequent speaker on social media, community engagement and emerging news technologies.