My journalism career has taken me across the country, with reporting stints at (among other places) a major metropolitan daily newspaper, a national online news outlet and a regional nonprofit news startup.
I have covered media, higher education, health, business, politics, sports, the environment and the arts. I created and produced podcasts and started a blog aimed at young readers. Here are samples of my work.
Podcasts (PRX Exchange & Ear of the Tiger)
- The Show Must Go On(line) (June 2020, PRX Exchange)
- The Power of Positive Psychology During a Pandemic (May 2020, PRX Exchange)
- Every Child in the Woods (January 2020, KUOW/Transom Traveling Workshop podcast about a nature-based preschool)
- The State of Student Newspapers (August 2019, Ear of the Tiger Podcast about the future of student media)
- Rate This! (August 2019, Ear of the Tiger Podcast about RateMyProfessors.com)
- The Parking Problem (August 2019, Ear of the Tiger Podcast about parking woes)
- What Research on ‘Measurable Journalism’ Tells Us About Tech, Cultural Shifts in Digital Media (April 2018)
- How Digital News Startups Choose Between For-Profit and Non-Profit Status (March 2018)
- The New Sports Journalism Playbook: Premium Local Coverage for a Low Cost (July 2017)
- Teaching News Literacy Through a Virtual Classroom (June 2017)
- New Research Shows Students Are Largely Unaware of News Personalization (March 2017)
- How to Fight Fake News and Misinformation? Research Helps Point the Way (December 2016)
- Foundations Take Myriad Approaches to Combating Misinformation, Fake News (December 2016)
- The Power of Empathy, Personal Narrative and More Lessons from the Story Movements Conference (September 2016)
- J-Schools Try Different Approaches to Training Aspiring Engagement Editors (June 2016)
- Practicing What They Preach: J-School News Services Track Engagement and Impact (June 2016)
- How the Nonprofit Newsroom Behind the Panama Papers Investigation Measures Impact (April 2016)
- Audience Awareness and Comprehension: The Seldom-Measured Metrics (February 2016)
- News outlets experiment with ways to personally engage paying members (October 2015)
- Explaining the increasingly popular job of engagement editor (August 2015) at news outlets across the country
Yahoo! Sports’ ThePostGame
- When the madness ends: How college hoopsters navigate European options (April 2017)
- Behind the scenes (April 2015) with the Big Ten Network documentary series ‘The Journey’ at the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament.
- ‘Still No Cheering in the Press Box‘: Jim Murray, Pulitzer Prize Winner (May 2014).
Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism
- Chapter on Jim Murray (April 2014) for e-book, “Still No Cheering in the Press Box,” on prominent sports writers. Also published on front page of Yahoo Sports‘ ThePostGame.
- Donald Sterling: How Much We Knew (May 2014) Examines past press coverage of the disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner.
American Journalism Review
- Learning to Do It All (April 2012) Exploring the question: Do news organizations really expect recent college graduates to be jack-of-all-trades journalists?
- Going Long About Sports (April 2012) What is the future of narrative, long-form sports writing on the web?
- The Lonely Life of a Third-Party Candidate (November 2012) Third-party candidates rightly claim that most of the press ignores them. But what about the news outlets that don’t?
St. Louis Beacon (Now St. Louis Public Radio)
- Out of Prison — Now What? Reentry Programs Help Those Returning to Community Life (March 2010) Part of a series investigating issues of race in St. Louis, Mo., this piece looks at programs that seek to help ex-convicts make the transition from prison to their lives on the outside.
- Turnout Among Young Voters is Increasing, But Will It Be Enough to Change the Outcome? (September 2008) A look at the prospects of the under-30 vote making a mark in the 2008 presidential election.
- Trying Times for Arts Groups that Lean Heavily on State Funding (July 2010) Examining the impact of Missouri’s budget shortfall.
Inside Higher Ed
- Frozen at the Podium (January 2008) Public speaking is a scary proposition for college students, as this article shows.
- YouTube Studies (September 2007) Profiling a college course that uses the web’s top video-sharing site as a teaching tool.
- Elephant Not in the Room (May 2007) Empty seats in the classroom irk college professors across the country.
Los Angeles Times
- Cooling Burnout (January 2004) With high school athletes, how much training and competition is too much?