Work samples for the Associated Press Global News Internship Application

Video samples

1. A short documentary I filmed and produced on the the controversy over the use of stem cells in medical research: 

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cxS-wxSc44

 

2. A segment on the changing museum culture in the U.S. that I helped film and edit for PBS NewsHour: 

 

www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/woo-millennials-museum-group-taps-digital-age/

 

3. A segment on what happens to social media accounts after their owners pass away that I helped edit and produce for PBS NewsHour

 

www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/digitally-departed-avoid-haunted-online-afterlife/

 

4. An interview on toxic algal blooms in Toledo, Ohio that I helped edit and produce for PBS NewsHour:

 

www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/scientists-saw-algal-blooms-coming/

 

5. A segment on the growing importances of microlenders in the U.S. economy that I edited for PBS NewsHour:

 

www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/microlender-accion-helps-provide-loans-entrepreneurs/

Writing and radio samples

1.As an intern at WNYC in the summer of 2015, I spent two months contributing extensive reporting to an investigative series examining police misconduct and transparency issues in New York State and across the country. The series, entitled “NYPD Bruised,” recently won a 2016 duPont-Columbia Award. 

 

My contribution to the series focused on determining where in the U.S. police misconduct records are available to the public and where they’re not. I spoke to over 100 sources including public records advocates and attorneys from every state. This led to two stories explaining what happens when disciplinary records are accessible to the public and criminal defense lawyers, and when they’re not.

 

The stories were picked up, featured or shared by organizations including Vox, Salon, ProPublica, The Center for Investigative Reporting and The Marshall Project. 

 

Radio and piece/written story (My voice appears at 3:02 and again at 3:45):

 

www.wnyc.org/story/new-york-leads-shielding-police-misconduct/

 

Map with a state-by-state break down: www.wnyc.org/story/police-misconduct-records/

 

2. An article on the state of world hunger in 2014 for The Christian Science Monitor:

 

www.csmonitor.com/World/Progress-Watch/2014/1027/Report-Fewer-people-in the-world-are-malnourished

 

3. An article on efforts to fight child labor in Latin America for The Christian Science Monitor:

 

www.csmonitor.com/World/Progress-Watch/2014/1216/Child-labor-Number-of-children-involved-is-shrinking-every-year

 

4. A radio story and written piece for WNYC on New York State’s new special prosecutor’s office which was created to investigate cases in which unarmed civilians are killed by police officers:

 

www.wnyc.org/story/schneiderman-unveils-special-prosecutors-unit/

 

5. An article on the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill’s effect on marine life for PBS.org:

 

www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/bp-oil-spill-affects-marine-life-previously-believed/

 

 

 

 

 

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