Fox News

Video

I helped Fox News with their coverage of the Concerned Student 1950 protests and the events that transpired at the University of Missouri campus during the week of November 11. I provided live coverage at multiple media conferences, took photos published nationally and got various reaction SOT's.

I also helped coordinate coverage with Matt Finn, a national correspondent based out of the Fox News Chicago Bureau, to break the complicated story down for him. It's a tale with many moving parts and I was able to give Finn the history of how it happened. Fox News owns all of the rights to the above video.

 

Virtual Reality

I am constantly looking for new ways to tell stories. One of the newest mediums to do this is through virtual reality and 360 degree video. I am a reproter and research assistant for Mizzou Virtual Reality, a unit within the Missouri School of Journalism. I produce virtual reality content by using a Ricoh Theta S and other specialized cameras. I edit using Adobe Premiere and other applications designed for 360 video production. I examine practices in the industry and blog about experiences with new technology in the virtual reality realm. Finally, I am a member of StoryUp Studio's Brain Trust. I represent the brand and show new users how to use virtual reality. 

I explored the competitive tradition of stepping and strolling with the men of Alpha Phi Alpha, one of the historically black fraternities at MU. Phelan Simpkins, president of Alpha Phi Alpha, said stepping is rooted back to African celebrations where people would make beats with their hands and feet. I took the lead in shooting and editing this feature for the Columbia Missourian. It was published on 03/21/16. I recommend viewing the video in Chrome to get the full effect. 

MizzouThon is a 13.1 hour dance marathon designed to raise money for the MU Women's and Children's hospital. They raised $276,664.11 and I was there 

KOMU-TV  

Reporter

Mid-Missourians are using challah and matzoh ball soup to show their resilience. I was a one-man-band for this piece. I shot the b-roll, edited it in Avid and wrote the text piece and script. This VO/SOT/VO aired on 04/18/15. 

MU's chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin, told me in an exclusive interview about changes in a Mizzou tradition. I was a one-man-band for this piece. I shot the b-roll, edited it in Avid and wrote the text piece and script.This VO/SOT/VO aired on 05/01/15.

You know you are being sold a drug when you see a commercial on TV, but what about in the doctor's office? I worked on this investigation of Columbia doctors for months with Michael Doudna. The package aired on 05/06/15.

In an environment full of partisan politics, a systematic issue for both parties is receiving gifts from lobbyists. I analyzed data and shot b-roll for this semester-long investigation with Michael Doudna. This package aired on 12/02/14.

I explored how changes in concussion reporting lead to identifying more head injuries in cheerleading. Producers: Calli Luna and Mitchel Summers. This video has not yet aired for KOMU-TV and will potentially do so in the next few months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anchoring

The most recent compilation of my anchor reads.

Radio and Photography

I generate various content for a multimedia reporting class. Projects can include photography, video and audio elements.

The Montgomery County R-VI School District is using a creative solution to fix an education problem in mid-Missouri. I took the photo with a D7000 and compiled all of the elements using Adobe Audition. It was created with producers Shuya Zheng and Chelsea Vaughn.

Melissa Poelling "loves her craft." I took the photos with a D7000 and compiled all of the elements using Adobe Audition and Photoshop.

Mobile Journalism

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.  

From Bulb to Bouquet: The story of Tiger Garden 

Print

The Howard County Times 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Mansbach   

 

A sports feature I wrote about Hannah Mansbach, a running phenom headed to the University of Maryland to run cross country.

Game  within  a  Game:

Scorekeepers and Bookkeepers 

 

A feature story about the crucial people behind the scenes of high school sports.

 

 

     In an environment full of partisan politics, a systematic issue for both parties is receiving gifts from lobbyists. I analyzed data and shot b-roll for this semester-long investigation with Michael Doudna. This package aired on 12/02/14.

Athena Kan: Volunteer of the Year

 

Discover Athena Kan, the 2013 Howard County Youth Volunteer of the Year and lifelong samaritan.

     "Farm to Table" grants could help Missouri farmers with the cost of producing goods for institutions like schools, nursing homes or correctional facilities. I began the story with the help from a chicken.

     The story aired on 09/12/16 on KOMU-TV. The full story can be found here: http://bit.ly/2c40m2w

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