Series & Specials
On occasion, a big project comes around that I get to play a role in developing. None of the projects below are mine only. On some, I played the role of project manager, on others, I researched a particular area, wrangled a bit of design or played more of an editorial role.
Collaborative Journalism, Project Management, Design, Editing
Series & Special Coverage
Below are a few examples of series and special projects I'm most proud of.
Election Coverage: Voter Guide
I've taken the lead on online election coverage for KPCC for the last several years, including the production of our popular Voter Guide, as well as our night-of online coverage — from photo and video of election night celebration/losses to blog and reporter coverage of the horse-races.
Pregnant in Prison
Working with KPCC photographer Mae Ryan and reporter Deepa Fernandes, and using code and design elements from previous KPCC projects, I put together this "long-read" story on the issues that confront women who find themselves pregnant in California's sprawling prison system. This became the template for several other similar highly-visual, multi-part reporter projects.
Earthquakes are part of daily life in California. As part of our coverage of the 25th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake that shattered sections of Southern California, we decided to work toward a tool that would make sense of California's daily earthquake tally. We came up with the Earthquake Tracker.
KPCC education reporter Deepa Fernandes and designer Jon White played the crucial roles in this project on the physiological effects of bilingual education and California's programs that support it. My role on this one was as project manager, and in researching the available programs in California, which you can see mapped in the project.
Selling the Spine: Doctors profit in the OR, but at whose expense?
KPCC's Karen Foshay spearheaded this investigation into the little-known phenomenon of so-called "physician-owned distributors" of spinal surgical-ware. Again, my role was in working between our design/ development and editorial teams to gather the elements and envision the final product. I also worked with visual reporter Maya Sugarman to develop the video explainer for the piece.
High Rent, Few Options
This piece on LA's rental crisis serves as the centerpiece of our regular coverage of the issue online. Using code and design elements from past KPCC projects, I worked to design and develop the page and worked with our data reporter toward the design of the map and comments submitted by our audience on their experiences.'