His award-winning reporting for VICE News including on-the-ground and up-close coverage of the Arab Spring phenomenon in Cairo and Istanbul, and his reporting of the protests in Ferguson Missouri has changed the industry standard by which livestream broadcast is produced.
His reporting has been featured in The Guardian UK, The New York Times, The New Yorker, LA Times, Fast Company, GQ Britain, El Pais, WIRED, Mashable, BoingBoing, Reuters, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera English.
He joined Fusion as the Director of Media Innovation to develop new technology for broadcast such as livestreaming aerial drones, mobile software and hardware, and virtual reality.
Using widely available consumer technologies, Pool has been able to broadcast to over 3.2 million viewers for a single event with syndication estimates of over 200 million, and an average of 500,000 viewers per live event.
He develops new technology and cybersecurity strategies for journalists, NGOs, non-profits, and enterprise.
Pool has been developing a string of new technologies to aid in media production on-the-fly, and audience interaction. In 2011 he set up an aerial drone for live broadcasting called the “dronestream”, and is the co-founder of Tagg.ly, an app that allows independent reporters and journalists to quickly watermark media with a single touch.
Pool was featured in TIME’s person of the year 2011, is a nominee to the TIME 100 2012, and was the recipient of the Shorty Award for Best Journalist in Social Media in 2013.
Pool has been featured by The New Yorker, VICE, BoingBoing, Fast Company, Mashable, The LA Times, MSNBC, WIRED, WIRED Japan, El Pais, GQ Britain, GQ China and SPIN.
Finalist – Deadline club Awards 2016
Won – Best Journalist in Social Media Shorty Award 2013
Featured TIME person of the year 2011
Nominated TIME 100 2012
Featured TIME’s top 140 twitter accounts of 2012
Pool has spoken at MIT media Lab, SXSW, Mashable’s Social Good Summit, Mashable’s Media Summit, 140Cuse, 140Nyc, The Paley Center, Social Media Weekend, Sheffield DocFest, and eStat Technology Conference.
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