The news today is... interesting. The line between objective fact and opinion is blurring, #fakenews is proliferating and – depending on who you talk to – toppling democracies across the world, and social media is creating "filter bubbles" that show us content that reinforces our preexisting biases. the skeww was designed to take a stand against the news insanity.
The two of us founded the skeww while we were students at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. As news junkies who are incapable of small talk, we quickly realized that we were on opposite sides of the political spectrum, which led to many late-night debates about politics and economics. Over the course of these conversations, we also realized that we were reading very different news sources with different opinions and – on occasion (ahem, ahem) – alternative facts.
Thus, the idea for the the skeww was born. We believe that bias can be valuable as long as it's transparent and grounded in truth. That belief lead us to our mission: to bridge the current ideological and political divide with understanding and constructive dialogue. To make that happen, we use a use a blend of cool technologies, like natural language processing and artificial intelligence, and good 'ol fashioned human intelligence and elbow grease.
Thank you very much for reading and sharing with us. Please drop us a line sometime to say hi, share an article, or tell us how we can improve. We're also hiring!
–Sean & Keal
Sean Graber is a recent graduate of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. While at Tuck, Sean interned as a Product Manager for TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, where he helped design products used by millions of users around the world. Prior to Tuck, Sean founded an international leadership development company and worked as a management consultant in Deloitte Consulting's Strategy & Operations practice. In addition to his Tuck MBA, Sean has an M.A. in economics from the University of Valencia in Valencia, Spain and a B.A. with Distinction in History from the University of Virginia. In his spare time, Sean enjoys reading about U.S. history and hiking with his wife and Vizslas in the mountains of New Hampshire.
Keal Harter is a recent graduate of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. While at Tuck, Keal interned as a Product Manager for X-Rite Pantone, a Danaher company, where he helped reintroduce one of X-Rite's most successful products. Prior to Tuck, Keal was an officer in the Navy for six years. In addition to his Tuck MBA, Keal has an M.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a B.A. with Distinction in Political Science from the University of Michigan. When not talking politics, Keal enjoys sailing on Lake Michigan and improving his casting for his newfound passion for fly fishing.
Allison Chen is a rising sophomore at Yale University. She is interested in studying Economics or Global Affairs, and her previous experience includes interning for Congressman Josh Gottheimer campaign and volunteering at the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association as a translator. At Yale, she is an editor at various publications, including The Yale Herald and The Yale Globalist, and is a staff writing for the Yale Daily News. She is also a recipient of Yale's McLaughlin Memorial Prize for Excellence in English Composition. This summer Allison traveled to Morocco as part of a team of student journalists funded by The Yale Globalist to conduct investigative journalism about female economic independence, and she will soon travel to China to teach women’s rights and mental health to migrant school students. Allison enjoys acting, film, and frozen coffee.
We're currently looking for an intern (or two) who can help us grow with content creation and marketing. If you are interested, please contact us.