It was nice to be essential—for about a week! Positives: driving into downtown San Francisco and parking for free. Negatives: zero lunch options, being afraid of colleagues, sudden-onset hypochondria. Soon I knew it was time to drag the show into remote production, to get everyone except the steadfast engineers out of the newsroom. Considering the […]
I’m still pushing myself to edit more creatively for mobile and social. It’s challenging because the station doesn’t have a style guide or templates. I’m also using Grass Valley’s Edius, which isn’t built for this kind of thing. And these stories get done in between breaking news, VOSOTs and cutting “social video.” Basically, I’m making it up […]
Just started, but not wasting time. This first-person package got mad play online and picked up by NBC affiliates across the country. A quirky presidential primary story for Presidents’ Day – just what the station ordered! And I didn’t fall off the roof. Here’s how NowThis (an NBC News partner) cut it:
Tijuana Border Crossing 12/17/15 (enterprise)
Hello Kitty Con 11/31/14 (day turn)
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.