Here is a collection of some of the projects I've worked on as a journalism student.
Interactive Publishing graduate students at the Medill School of Journalism complete a capstone innovation project during their final quarter. From March to June 2013, my classmates and I designed, from the ground up, a mobile-based travel guide called Sojourn. Sojourn combines multimedia storytelling with tourism, while appealing to users' "hyper-passions". We also designed the product to be compatible with Google Glass and Microsoft Kinect. In addition to contributing ideas, designing the logo and serving on the research and design teams, I served as co-project manager and led the presentation team. Learn more about the product and the journey here.
The 2012 fall quarter at Medill was held during an election season. My classmates and I covered Election Night strictly using social media. We were scattered across Chicagoland and covered our beat districts using Twitter, WordPress, Tumblr and Instagram. I covered U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider's 10th District Election Night party, live tweeting, interviewing, blogging and snapping photos. Read more about the project.
Winner of the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence award for online news reporting, CampusCrime.net was a project by journalism students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our class set out to bust myths and uncover the truth about campus crime and its effects on the student body. The website was produced almost entirely using alternative and interactive storytelling techniques, mostly using Adobe Flash. I helped the design team code the site, helped vision cast the racial impact section, and produced the self-defense and offender descriptions Flash game.
I specialize in using digital and print media to communicate with mass audiences.
I earned a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2013. My focus was interactive publishing.
I am currently the data visualization reporter at Eater. My mission is to use my skill set to help a forward-thinking news media organization succeed in the modern age.