Some of my favorite pieces.
Las Cruces Sun-News: Border security — February 2013 — A trip for the with Border Patrol agents to the New Mexico bootheel, still the Wild West for agents, shed light on border security in the region.
Crime & Court Reporting
Homicide Watch: Storify of the 2010 South Capitol Street Shooting — April 2012 — One year later, an interactive look at the shootings that killed five people under age 20 in 2010 and the case and trial that followed. This Storify piece was named “Top 2011-2012 five college journalism projects on Storify.”
Feature & Breaking News Stories
The Washington Post: “Pregnant woman and families are sharing photos and more on Facebook, websites” — June 2011 — In a world where it hasn’t happened unless it has been shared, parents and parents-to-be are increasingly posting photos of pregnancy tests, bulging bellies and swollen feet, and “Baby’s kicking!” status updates on social media.
Associated Press: Great white shark attack victim released from hospital — August 2012 — The Colorado man attacked by a great white shark off Cape Cod leaves the hospital.
Health & Science Reporting
Associated Press: Ukrainian orphan treated for severe burns in Mass. — September 2012 — A young Ukrainian orphan as he undergoes skin graft surgery as treatment for severe burns.
“Lung transplant, H1N1 patients bypass ventilators with ECMO” — December 2009 — A former marathon runner receives a lung transplant and, with the help of an innovative ECMO device, started jogging again within three months.
Kogod Now, American University’s business school magazine: “Dux Femina Facti” — March 2012 — Women make up nearly half the labor force, yet they are still underrepresented on corporate boards. Here’s why and how to change it
Haiti’s Medicine Man — March 2011 — A Pan-American Health Organization liaison to Haiti fights lingering health effects of 2010 earthquake.
The Eagle: “SG Senate has male majority” — October 2009 — The Student Government Undergraduate Senate represents and advocates for AU students, but its makeup does not accurately reflect the student body.
“Department of Transportation voices support for AU Campus Plan” — September 2011 — Part of The Eagle’s coverage of the D.C. Zoning Commission hearings on AU’s Campus Plan, which includes construction plans for the next 10 years.
Rape at D.C. Colleges
One in Four D.C. is an in-depth, online journalism project investigating sexual assault incidents and resources at D.C.-area universities. The computer-assisted reporting project featured data, infographics, photos and interviews with dozens of university officials, media professionals and a sexual assault survivor. Visit the complete project, relocated to this portfolio website.