Sam Ward oversees the web team as the senior producer, digital, at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Before that, he was the web producer for The I Files, an investigative news YouTube channel curated by CIR. He has more than 13 years experience producing award-winning digital media for a range of cultural institutions, including PBS, ITVS and the Smithsonian. Sam joined CIR from Mediatrope, a company developing interactive technology for museums and nonprofits. Prior to that, he worked at Oregon Public Broadcasting on cross-platform media initiatives. He has managed projects for funders such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education and Annenberg Media. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.