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I'm a journalist who wears many hats in the newsroom. I like projects. I use this site to experiment with code. *woosh*
I'v worked for more than three newspapers over the past 10 years. Explore my recent work.
Just a brief overview.
My small newsroom team and I frequently create online content based on a theme and unveil different pieces of them daily, much like the way a newspaper does with a series. But we don't just focus on reporting and writing-- we create an online experience.
Coffee Week: On caffeine habits [Link]Water Week: Quality of drinking water [Link]
Move-in Week: Welcoming back college students [Link]
Maps are fairly easy to make. But every chance I get, I try to teach myself a new feature or a new way to code one. I have a long way to go before I feel like I've really mastered the interactivity possibilities of a map.
75 pianos across Boston: Fusion Tables with extra JS [Link]
Where Trucks Crash: Mashing up Leaflet with JSON. [Link | Mobile version]
Salem Historical Tour: Experiment with StoryMap.JS [Link | Mobile version]
Once upon a time, I used to be a reporter. I am a Chips Quinn Scholar and went through the METPRO training program at the Sun-Sentinel. I covered crime, city governments, and tech trends. Then, I switched to online production. I work with a team that covers local news and higher education. I still dive in when big news breaks.
Making His Play: Article [Page 1 | Page 2 | Video]
Your Town: [Link]
Your Campus: [Link]
I work with a small newsroom team that finds, analyzes, and presents data to help readers.
Dreamschool Finder: Custom data filter [Link]
Dreamtown Finder: Custom data filter [Link]
Starbucks vs. Dunkin' Donuts: Visually mapping [Link]
Social media is a crucial part of journalism. I use it to break news, search for sources, drive traffic, and participate in the community. Everything I make, I have to ask if there's a way to make sure it's shareable.
LifeontheMBTA: Transit-focused social [Link]
Beanstalk Boston: Vine experiment [Link] | Snow Vines [Link]
Some uses for Storify: Beer Truck [Link] | Turkey spottings [Link]
I try to make my content and projects work on any screen. At first, I did that by providing content to a designer/developer but then I started to teach myself how to do it. Sometimes that involves responsive design or making a unique mobile/tablet-only page. There is tremendous growth opportunity here.
Salem Halloween: Mobile-only guide [Link | Mobile]
Movie-In Week: New student guide [Link | Mobile]
Southie St. Patrick's Day: Parade Guide [Link | Mobile]