I’m a multimedia reporter focused on business.
As an insurance reporter for Bloomberg News, I cover the property-casualty and life coverage industry for the terminal and web audiences. The focus is on quickly and accurately writing stories for people who make investment decisions based on what they read. Some of my best work for Bloomberg includes:
- AIG’s Miller Says Prosecutors Must Ask ‘Is Stupidity a Crime?
- HC2 Falls as Harbinger Group Limits Ties With Falcone Firms
- Columbia Joins Blackstone in Retail Hedge Fund Initiative
- Apollo-Backed Athene Invests $8.4 Billion in Year at 6.76% Yield
I spent a summer reporting a mix of daily and feature business news stories at the Kansas City Business Journal. I recapped what I learned there in an end-of-summer blog post titled “How not to stink as a Kansas City Business Journal intern”. The highlight of my summer was working on a series of text and video stories about businesses making products in Kansas City.
You can read and watch the Made in KC series here.
I report and produce video stories about newsroom innovation for the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures Lab Update. I speak with newsroom managers and media thought leaders about innovation at the intersection of journalism and technology. Sometimes I even appear on camera. You’ll see me here at 0:33.
Here’s of a story I reported about how newsroom design affects the journalistic output of an organization:
Another Multimedia Example
I worked for the Columbia Missourian‘s Community Outreach Team, a group that looks for innovative ways to better connect readers to the news gathering process. My job is to ask, “who is this journalism for?”
Examples of what this looks like:
- Track analytics, write reports for the newsroom about how readers responded to certain stories and identify trends to better inform how editors make news decisions.
- Using tools like Storify to capture community conversations online about local sports.
- Curating crowdsources reports using Google Forms and maps to monitor road conditions during a snow storm.
- Questioning from a reader’s perspective: “What nonsports fans should know about March Madness“