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.


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

In recent years at Freedom of the Press Foundation — where we have one of the only full-time digital security teams focused on training journalists — we’ve seen firsthand how …

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 …

U.S. election security incidents were minimal — and now it gets messy

While there is now little evidence of U.S. election malfeasance, there's still so much more we can do.