Tijuana Border Crossing 12/17/15 (enterprise)
Here’s an enterprise story that took me to the rolling prairie of Western Kansas, where I got to know a lovely family: Lori, Jon and Elyse Bigler. My package was just part of the AP report. AP produced an interactive along with the text story by Josh Boak.
I will be the first to admit that I might have grumbled a bit when I got this assignment. An exhaustive look at the degraded water infrastructure across the US… I’m usually not scared of wonky stories, but this was Not a natural video story. Then I grumbled some more while pouring through 7 wire […]
Shot this back in early July but it sat on the shelf most of the summer. I’ve done a lot of drought stories about infrastructure, landscaping, etc. This one is more important than all the rest put together. It got good play, with KABC re-tracking my script almost word for word.
I had the pleasure of working with our SF-based environmental reporter Ellen Knickmeyer on this investigation of dumping into protected aquifers in the Central Valley. Packaging such a technical, document-based investigative piece for video was a challenge. But it’s not the first time I’ve made a farmer cry on tape (scroll to 7:40). The package got great play. […]
I went to los Dos Nogales to report this with the border beat reporter. This was back when the AP let packages drone on for 4:13 with two (count ’em, 2!) reporter stand-ups for the right story. That one in front of the courthouse was shot in 109F heat!
I produced this piece for a class at UC Berkeley’s Journalism School. I shot most of it myself, and got help from classmates with the stand-ups and some of the interviews. Soon after I started shooting, the New York Times ran the story on the front page.