I am an experienced journalist based in Washington, D.C. 

INNOVATIVE

I developed innovative projects that help people understand, and at times interact with, the news. Projects included:

  • Govtracker: A political blog in Indiana that tracked legislative bills and local politics
  • Slideshows: For PennLive/Patriot-News in Pennsylvania that explained the changing population through data from the U.S. Census and other sources  

DATA-DRIVEN REPORTING

I once wrote 40 federal Freedom of Information requests for a single story. I'm still waiting for some of them to be filled. Other data reporting I've done:

DIGITAL STORYTELLER

I have produced stories for audiences that don't just read the news, but want to interact and understand in different ways. 

  • Snapchat: I used Snapchat to cover Bernie Sanders as he campaigned through Pennsylvania
  • Audio: I helped produce audio stories for a newspaper in Indiana
  • Interactive graphics: I created things like a bill tracker and maps of possible areas of lead poisoning