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Emerging technologies

   I was a reporter and research assistant for Mizzou Virtual Reality, a unit within the University of Missouri School of Journalism, for about a year. I produced work for the "Columbia Missourian" and have helped install a 360-degree dimension to the newspaper. I was a teaching assistant for an emerging technology course at Mizzou. I assisted students in their efforts to create their own 360-degree videos. I often found solutions to various problems my students ran into during the production process.

    A group of refugees from Africa meets weekly in the First Baptist Church in Columbia, MO, to praise God in Swahili and other tongues from their homelands. This 360-degree video takes viewers into a service to share the dance, song and praise of an exuberant African congregation -- just down the street from the University of Missouri. Pastor Nene Peter explains what the congregation means to him and the community. 
   I shot all of the footage and edited this. Clyde Bentley was the supervising professor.  


     The 2016 Presidential Campaign came through Missouri for the second debate. I was the supervising producer of this 360-degree experience. I assisted my students in shot selection and post production work. It was published by the "Columbia Missourian" on 08/11/16

     Experience what it's like to ride a 15-seat pedicycle in this 360-degree video. This is the first video of this kind for CBS Radio News.

      The story, published on the network's official Facebook page,  ties into an hour-long special about summer that I helped produce. It goes out to more than 500 CBS affiliates throughout the United States and Canada.
     I recorded footage with a Ricoh Theta S and edited with Avid.

   Mizzouthon raises money for the MU Children's and Women's Hospital. I created this 360-degree video to document final event, which is a 13.1 hour dance marathon. It was published on 03/14/16 by the Columbia Missourian and garnered more than 4,700 views on Facebook.

      Dr. Robert Kline explains what happens to your brain when you take Adderall. I used PowToons to animate my interview with him and edited the audio with Adobe Audition. I was the first member of the newsroom to use this storytelling strategy and shared best practices afterwards. 
      It was published by Vox Magazine on 04/21/16 to accompany the edition's cover story

       I have used an iPad Mini and various applications to create content for ESPNU Campus Connection and RTDNA. An example is an interactive presentation that I made with Nina Amedin for a journalism class. It guides the reader through the process one florist shop uses to grow its product. A major contribution to the project was the audio slideshow, and I also took pictures and wrote a portion of the narrative. 

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