Huffington Post Live

For her Master’s project at Columbia, Laura wrote about a dramatic case of mass hysteria that spread through a small town in western New York in the winter of 2011. She focused on a 36-year-old nurse who “caught” the illness through Facebook. The Atlantic published a final version on their website titled “What Witchcraft Is Facebook?”  In September 2013, Laura appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss her work.

Southern California Public Radio

Laura was also interviewed about her Master’s project “What Witchcraft Is Facebook?(The Atlantic) on Southern California Public Radio’s news and culture program “Take Two” in September 2013. The long-form article explored how social media is, for the first time, acting as the primary vector of spread for mass hysteria.