News clips

A selection of news & media clippings that review, quote, and/or directly mention Sasha’s work.


“Algorithms can be biased. Could auditors lend a hand?” NPR’s Marketplace.

“Flaws plague a tool meant to help low-risk federal prisoners win early release.” NPR’s Morning Edition.

“How artificial intelligence could influence hospital triage.” NPR’s Marketplace.

“Confronting the Biases Embedded in Artificial Intelligence.” By Julia Angwin for The Markup.

“How Google’s Autocomplete Predictions Encouraged Transphobic Searches.” By JD Shadel for


“Facebook’s success was built on algorithms. Can they also fix it?” By Rachel Metz for CNN.

“Facial Recognition Technology Isn’t Good Just Because It’s Used to Arrest Neo-Nazis.” Slate. By Joan Donovan and Chris Gilliard.


“Intersectional Data Decision-Making: A Call for Black Feminist Data Analytics.” By Kim Gallon for COVID Black. 

“The Possibilities of Design as a Transformative Practice,” Artalk. By Klára Peloušková.

“30 Years of the ADA: measuring progress and calling for improvements.” 

“Designers should “seize the moment” to make positive change says Design Justice author Sasha Costanza-Chock.” 

“To Truly Be Just, ‘Design Challenges’ Need to Listen to the Communities they Claim to Serve”

“Design, Power, and Justice.” by Peter Dizikes, MIT News.


“Empathy Isn’t Enough: Power Imbalances In Edtech Must Shift,” By Taskeen Adam, EdSurge: 

“Memes counter disinformation, spread awareness of pollution in Beijing,” By An Xiao Mina, Columbia Journalism Review: 


“Sasha Costanza-Chock On Media Technology and Immigration Policy,” SHASS Election Insights 2018: Research-based perspectives from MIT. 

“Google Employee protests as part of new tech resistance,” by Jillion D’onfro, 

“3 Questions: Sasha Costanza-Chock on new “#MoreThanCode” report,” By Peter Dzikes, MIT News. Screenshot

“MIT professors spearhead petition in support of Microsoft employees protesting contract with ICE,” by Sharon Chao, The Tech. Original link.

“Human-Centered Border Wall,” The Move podcast with Cesar McDowell and Ayushi. 

“Tech Community Wrestles Over Working With Government,” By Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe. 

“Five things you need to know today, and the ‘new tech resistance’,” By Don Seiffert, Boston Business Journal. 

“Never Again”
By Patricia Smith. The New York Times Upfront; April 2, 2018. Original link; PDF.

“Migrantes mixtecos sufren de fraudes”
By Rene Lopez. El Imparcial; March 26, 2018. Original link; PDF.

“Hundreds of Thousands Demand Gun Control at ‘March for Our Lives’ Rallies Nationwide”
By Liz Lane and Noreen O’Donnell. NECN; March 24, 2018. Original link; PDF.

“’March For Our Lives’ Will Press For Change On Guns”
With Kimberly Atkins. On Point, WBUR; March 23, 2018. Original link; PDF; audio.

“The Psychology of ‘March for Our Lives’”
By Jonathan Hetterly. ShrinkTank; March 20, 2018. Original link; PDF

“How Are Gen Zers Holding Adults to Account with the March for Our Lives?”
By Alex Quicho. Canvas 8; March 14, 2018. Original link; PDF

“Social Media: The Agent of Influence and Change”
By Aidan Taylor. KDPR; Mach 13, 2018. Original link; PDF

“The Parkland shooting is different. The news coverage proves it.”
By Rachel Siegel. Washington Post; March 2, 2018. Original link; PDF

“Florida students take on NRA, set eyes on midterm elections”
By Andrew Hay. Reuters; February 24, 2018. Original link; PDF.

“Students Say #Enough After School Shooting In Florida”
By Deborah Becker, Zoë Mitchell. Radio Boston, WBUR; February 21, 2018. Original link; PDF; audio

“Four reasons the NRA should fear the Parkland student survivors”
By John Blake. CNN; February 22, 2018. Original link; PDF

“Las cuatro razones por las que la NRA debe temer a los estudiantes supervivientes de Parkland”
By John Blake. CNN en español; February 22, 2018. Original link; PDF

“Eksperter: USA s unge varmer op til en historisk revolution”
By Sebastian Kirk. MX; February 22, 2018. Original link.

“Change Never Happens Until Young People Like Emma González Demand It”
By Madeleine Aggeler. The Cut; February 20, 2018. Original link; PDF

“Cornel West advocates the “examined life” on campus”
By Peter Dizikes. MIT News Office; February 9, 2018. Original link; PDF

“At MIT, Fighting Institutional Provincialism”
By Brian Eastwood. MIT Sloan Management School Newsroom; February 9, 2018. Original link; PDF.

“Harvard Divinity Professor encourages moral growth in MIT address”
By Mark Goldman. The Tech; February 8, 2018. Original link; PDF.

“New meme tells you what kids these days are REALLY texting about”
By Isobel Hamilton. Mashable; January 30, 2018. Original link; PDF.

“Millenials, New Media, and Social Change (Part Three)”
By Henry Jenkins. Confessions of an Aca Fan; January 24, 2018. Original link; PDF


“El Disobedience Award del MIT, para los dos científicos que destaparon el escándalo del agua de Flint”
By Eugenio Mallol. El Mundo; September 6, 2017. Original link; PDF

“Would You Doxx A Nazi?”
By Alexis C. Madrigal. The Atlantic; August 22, 2017. Original link; PDF

“How one journalist used postcards to report on gentrification in his Boston neighborhood”
By Joseph Lichterman. Nieman Journalism Lab; June 19, 2017. Original link; PDF

“Hacking Discrimination”
By Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste. MIT News Office; May 16, 2017. Original link; PDF

“Rally in Boston: “Rise up with trans and queer students””
By Kaleigh O’Keefe, Nino Brown and Lev Kendrick. Liberation News; March 5, 2017. Original link; PDF.

“In today’s world, no voice is too small to protest”
By Ray Routhier. Portland Press Herald; February 26, 2017. Original link; PDF

“New models for new media”
The Economist; February 16, 2017. Original link; PDF


“Children’s civic engagement”
Bang the Table. October 20, 2016. Original link; PDF.

“Co-design for the benefit of community: an interview with Sasha Costanza Chock”
By Raphaëlle Cayla. May 30, 2016. Original link; PDF

“Si buscas una visa de trabajo en EEUU, debes leer esto”
By Gardenia Mendoza. La Opinion; May 25, 2016. Original link; PDF

“All-MIT Diversity Forum highlights progress, challenges for campus community”
By Peter Dizikes. MIT News Office; May 3, 2016. Original link; PDF.


“PAR and the “Right to Research””
By Aditi Mehta. CoLab Radio; December 7, 2015. Original link; PDF.

“How to free modern slaves: Three tech solutions that are working”
By Michael Holtz, Stephanie Hanes, Whitney Eulich. Christian Science Monitor; November 23, 2015. Original link; PDF.

“The Future of Work: People’s Uber”
By Trebor Scholz. Pacific Standard; September 23, 2015. Original link; PDF.

“¿Cómo sé si existe la empresa en EEUU que promete trabajo temporal?”
By Gardenia Mendoza. La Opinion; September 9, 2015. Original link; PDF

“Lanzan página web para trabajadores migrantes reclutados en México”
Infomex; September 3, 2015. Original link; PDF

“Could TripAdvisor-style ratings save migrant workers from slavery?”
By Alisa Tang. Reuters; September 2, 2015. Original link; PDF

“Workers in America have problems. Meet the technologies trying to solve them.”
By Lydia DePillis. Washington Post; June 15, 2015. Original link; PDF

“A professor’s tweets lead to a debate on race and free speech”
By Kirk Carapezza. WGBH News; May 24, 2015. Original link; PDF; audio.

“A ‘Yelp’ for Migrant Workers”
By Edward Ericson Jr. Chronicle of Philanthropy; May 2015. Original link; PDF.

“On Transmedia and Transformative Politics: An Interview with MIT’s Sasha Costanza-Chock (Part One)”
By Henry Jenkins. Confessions of an Aca Fan; May, 2015. Original link; PDF

“Social media lends hand to US-bound migrants”
By Sarah Mcclure.; February 11, 2015. Original link; PDF.

“A ‘Yelp’ for Migrant Workers: Local nonprofit’s tool spreads the word about abusive and deceitful employers and recruiters”
By Edward Ericson Jr. Baltimore City Paper; February 10, 2015. Original link; PDF

“Contratados: The Yelp for Migrant Workers”
By Adam Gismondi. HASTAC; February 8, 2015. Original link; PDF

“Contratados: A sort of Yelp for Migrants”
Radio show with Sarah Yolanda Mcclure. Latino USA; January 9, 2015. Original link; PDF.


“Indentured Servitude: The Fight to End Recruitment Abuse in Mexico”
By Daniel Pena. Huffington Post: December 8, 2014. Original link; PDF

“By any media necessary”
By Peter Dizikes. MIT News Office; November 24, 2014. Original link; PDF.

“Free/CC book on transmedia activism”
By Cory Doctorow. BoingBoing; November 19, 2014. Original link; PDF.

“A Yelp To Help Migrant Workers Fight Fraud”
By Steven Melendez. Fast Company; October 9, 2014. Original link; PDF.  

“Todo lo que desee saber sobre braceros contratados, en nuevo sitio web.”
By Alissa Escarce. Radio Bilingüe; October 3, 2014. Original link; PDF.


“Desnudando con software libre el discurso de los periódicos en papel”
By Pau Llop. El Diario; September 12, 2013. Original link; PDF

“Youth See March Anniversary As Chance To Lead”
CBS DC; August 26, 2013. Original link; PDF

“The New Digital Storytelling Series: Vivek Bald”
By MIT Open Documentary Lab. Filmmaker Magazine; Original link; PDF


“Rounding Up Volunteers, via New Apps”
By Jenna Wortham. New York Times; November 17, 2012. Original link; PDF

“Federal Family and Partners Continue to Support States Impacted by Sandy”
Federal Emergency Management Agency; November 7, 2012. Original link; PDF

“Hacking for a Post-Sandy New York City”
By Giovanni Rodriguez. Forbes; November 2, 2012. Original link

“Why Some Spread Misinformation In Disasters”
With Michael Martin. NPR; November 2, 2012. Original link; PDF

“Sandy CrisisCamps Will Hack Solutions To The Less Tangible Hurricane Problems”
By Ariel Schwartz. Fast Co-design; November 2, 2012. Original link; PDF

“MIT’s Media Lab Hacks Hurricane Sandy”
By Janelle Nanos. Boston Magazine; November 1, 2012. Original link.

“Hurricane Hackers at MIT”
By Bruce Sterling. Wired; October 31, 2012. Original link; PDF

“How to hack a hurricane”
By Sarah Laskow. Braniac; October 30, 2012. Original link; PDF.

“Websites knocked offline by super-storm Sandy”
BBC; October 30, 2012. Original link; PDF

“All the Internet Projects That Help Us Through Sandy”
By Rebecca Greenfield. The Atlantic; October 29, 2012. Original link; PDF.

“‘Hurricane Hackers’ Brainstorm Ways To Coordinate Storm Response”
By Gerry Smith. Huffington Post; October 29, 2012. Original link; PDF

“Hurricane Hackers organize online projects to tackle Sandy”
By Gus G. Sentementes. Baltimore Sun; October 29, 2012. Original link; PDF.

“Hurricane? Now there’s an app for that”
By Abby Ellin. Al Jazeera America; October 26, 2012. Original link; PDF.


“Who are the 99%? Occupy research aims to find out”
By Paul M. Davis. Shareable; December 7, 2011. Original link; PDF.

“Occupy Research: Methods and Tools for a Decentralized Future”
By Amelia Marzec. Huffington Post; November 15, 2011. Original link; PDF.  

“Le marketing de l’attention”
By Hubert Guillaud. Le Monde; May 20, 2011. Original link; PDF.

“”The Revolution Will Be Hashtagged”: The Visual Culture of the Occupy Movement”
By Henry Jenkins. Confessions of an Aca Fan; October 28, 2011. Original link; PDF.