Category: multimedia and social media


May 2014 Philadelphia flooding

May 1st, 2014 – 4:06pm

I filed repeated updates to a story about widespread flooding in the Philadelphia in May 2014. I also posted updates and photos (which were used on Philly.com) to social media from one of the most significant flood sites. The heavy rain had fallen overnight, and my tweets were some of the earliest to show the severity of the flooding.

 

Read more: breaking news, multimedia and social media, Philly.com

Fire at Suit Corner building

April 9th, 2014 – 8:48pm

When a major fire broke out an historic suit store in Old City, I wrote a quick web story, then went to the scene and posted updates and photos on social media. Live updates from the scene are below:

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Read more: breaking news, multimedia and social media, Philly.com

Philadelphia casino hearings

January 29th, 2014 – 7:45pm

 

I covered several days of suitability hearings for the applicants bidding for Philadelphia’s second casino license, live-tweeting the proceedings and filing multiple stories. Below are links to the stories I wrote and my¬†tweets from the hearings (tweets for each presentation are in chronological order).

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Read more: breaking news, multimedia and social media, Philly.com, Uncategorized, writing

Gallery: New trails coming to Philadelphia

June 18th, 2013 – 7:17pm

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I researched new projects planned as part of Philadelphia’s developing trail network to create this gallery, which included information about 17 of the trails’ locations, lengths and status. Click the photo to see the full gallery on Philly.com.

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Read more: enterprise, multimedia and social media, Philly.com

Building collapse at 22nd and Market streets

June 5th, 2013 – 4:20pm

I posted updates, photos and videos from the scene of a building collapse that killed six people in Philadelphia, and sent in information that my newsroom colleagues incorporated into articles. I reported from the collapse scene for several hours the day of the disaster, as well as much of the day after, as crews continued clearing rubble from and investigating at the site.

 

Read more: breaking news, multimedia and social media, Philly.com

Gallery: Philadelphia children missing for more than a decade

May 7th, 2013 – 7:22pm

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After three Ohio women were rescued after spending roughly a decade in captivity, I looked at the cases of Philadelphians who had also gone missing as children and remained so 10 or more years later. I researched the cases, obtained their photos and wrote the captions. Click the photo to see the gallery on Philly.com

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Read more: enterprise, multimedia and social media, Philly.com

Photo gallery: Most Wanted captures

October 10th, 2012 – 4:46pm

The Washington Examiner features a “Most Wanted” fugitive each work; this gallery shows the fugitives who were captured thanks to Examiner readers or turned themselves after seeing their photograph. I obtained the photographs, researched the cases, wrote the captions and compiled links to previous stories. Click the photo to see the gallery on washingtonexaminer.com.

Read more: crime, multimedia and social media, Washington Examiner

Social Media: Washington Examiner

October 3rd, 2012 – 11:03pm

I run the local news social media accounts for the Examiner. I promote our stories daily on social media daily and interact with readers. I also help reporters live-tweet events and breaking news to distribute news quickly in those situations.

In my first four months working on the Examiner’s social media efforts, I increased our local news Twitter followers by 16 percent and our local news Facebook fans by 83 percent.

I also frequently create Storifies to highlight contributions and accounts from social media users, for everything from storms to campaign stops.

In addition, I use my personal social media accounts extensively. My work using my Pinterest account to feature wanted criminals has garnered coverage from Poynter and Washington City Paper.

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Photo gallery: New D.C. crime lab

October 1st, 2012 – 4:38pm

I selected photos and edited captions for a photo gallery of D.C.’s new crime lab. Click the photo to see the full gallery on washingtonexaminer.com.

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Photo gallery: Skyland demoliton

September 26th, 2012 – 6:02pm

I selected photos and edited captions, then produced this gallery of a demolition at blighted strip mall in Southeast D.C. Click the photo to see the gallery on washingtonexaminer.com.

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