Below are some of my best traditional clips since I started reporting professionally in 2010. Further clips are available upon request, and multimedia clips are available in my multimedia portfolio.
New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA
- I have been a full-time staff writer at New Times since May 2013. New Times is the “alt-weekly” paper for California’s Central Coast, covering the entirety of San Luis Obispo County and serving its roughly 270,000 residents. Here are a few of the best articles I’ve written at New Times:
- “Spoilsports“—March 6, 2014. An investigative article examining a flurry of violent incidents and allegations involving Cal Poly (local university) athletes. Also, see the follow-up story I wrote in October 2014—”August And Everything After“—after everything took an unexpected, felonious turn.
- “Orange Is The New Three-Piece“—Oct. 17, 2013. A convoluted story concerning conspiracies, arrests, and high courtroom drama.
- “Three For 4“—April 17, 2014. An in-depth piece detailing the ins, outs, flaps, and flops of what turned out to be the most expensive local election in SLO County history.
- “Shine A Light“—Oct. 24, 2013. First-person story about a haunted lighthouse, paranormal investigators, and untimely flatulence.
- “A Crude Proposal“—Jan. 1, 2015. A comprehensive look at a local refinery’s contentious proposal to receive combustible crude oil via rail.
Half The Battle, Washington, D.C.
- Half The Battle was a semester-long professional, capstone reporting project produced by 17 undergraduate and graduate students at American University in Washington, D.C. It explores the experiences of millennial veterans as they transition from soldiers to citizens. I served as webmaster (designing and managing the entire site) and copy edit chief (editing all the words) for this project in addition to my reporting duties. I produced two stories for the project, an investigative feature on veteran employment issues, and a video interview with a veteran war journalist.
- “Vets vexed by inefficiencies, misconceptions in job hunt“—April 25, 2013.
- “Journalist Kevin Sites talks conflict, recovery, and storytelling“—May 1, 2013.
GateHouse Media New England, Metro-Boston, MA
- “D.A. drops prostitution charges in Wellesley undercover sting“—Aug. 17, 2011. Breaking news article investigating misconduct by the Norfolk County Police during an undercover bust of an alleged brothel. Charges were dropped as a result of this article, which was based on court records and interviews with lawyers, police officers, and business owners. Written during a 3.5-month summer internship with GateHouse Media in 2011.
- “Wellesley student reaches 20,000 listeners from his attic“—June 28, 2011.
- “Longfellow pond, Wellesley industry, and a mysterious gravestone“—Aug. 17, 2011.
- “Walpole’s First Lady of the pool“—July 28, 2011.
Current, Washington, D.C.
- “Alliance with pubTV boosts Rhode Island PEG“—May 29, 2012. In-depth article analyzing increasing convergence between public TV and public access TV; using Rhode Island as a case-study. A wonky article with abundant jargon where it was my challenge to distill and simplify. Written for Current, the print and online newspaper about public media in the U.S., during a selective, paid SOC Dean’s spring/summer internship in 2012.
- “WGBH taps into Olympic spirit with new online doc project“—Aug. 8, 2012.
- “R.I., N.H. go indie as state funding ends“—July 9, 2012.
- “UConn’s ratings-rich lady hoopsters desert CPTV“—May 14, 2012.
Dispatch, Copenhagen, Denmark
- “Changing of The Guard“—Dec. 10, 2012. Investigative article examining the fallout at Denmark’s National Archives (where I was doing freelance work) following the theft of important WWII Nazi documents. While studying abroad in Copenhagen in the fall of 2012, I wrote several articles for Dispatch, the independent student newspaper of the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS).
- “Absentee Ballots Flummox Expats, Students“—Nov. 22, 2012.
- “Art Reigns Supreme in Danish Cinema”–Oct. 27, 2012.
- “Danish Stonemasons Carve Out Cultural Niche“—Sept. 23, 2012.