Martin Shelton

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Dr. Martin Shelton is the Principal Researcher at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, conducting user research and overseeing security editorial. As a UX researcher he previously worked with Google Chrome, and the Coral Project at the New York Times, where he learned from journalists and at-risk groups about their security concerns. In a former life, he was a disaffected academic and earned his Ph.D. at the University of California at Irvine.

Articles

Journalism’s treacherous relationship with email

In journalistic work, email introduces needless risk. But it's also tough to avoid. We must think through when and how to switch to different channels.

New research: Why don’t more J-schools teach digital security?

How do most U.S. journalism schools instruct on digital security? Our research suggests there's a long way to go.

Our Digital Security Team discusses arrests of U.S. journalists in 2020

Freedom of the Press Foundation recently released a report detailing a record number of arrests throughout 2020 based on comprehensive data gathered by the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a …