The Chicago Tribune

I only had one story byline at the Tribune, but I’m really proud of this personal essay. I experienced some horrible online trolling for simply talking about STIs. And once I opened up about having herpes, I was called awful names and told to kill myself. I refuse to let negativity control my life, so I wroteContinue reading “The Chicago Tribune”

The Daily Nebraskan

I worked as the health and housing beat reporter for the Daily Nebraskan during my time at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. I went to weekly residence hall meetings and frequented the campus clinic. Both the Affordable Care Act rollout and the 2013 government shutdown happened during my time as a reporter, so I wrote quite aContinue reading “The Daily Nebraskan”

Harsh Treatment: a Chicago Tribune investigative project

  Harsh Treatment: “Residential treatment centers are supposed to provide a safe, healing environment for young state wards and disadvantaged children. But a Chicago Tribune investigation finds many are harmed instead.” I worked on the Chicago Tribune’s Harsh Treatment project in 2014. To plan the social media strategy that would give credit to this years-longContinue reading “Harsh Treatment: a Chicago Tribune investigative project”

live tweeting.

Social media is all about being social, and live tweeting is the ultimate way to join the conversation. I do this with local, national and international events by tweeting and retweeting in real time. To capture these moments, I curate my live-tweeting spurts into Twitter Moments. One of my most memorable live-tweeting events was the night DarrenContinue reading “live tweeting.”

How live video is useful for journalists.

Trends within social media are nothing new, and journalists usually wonder whether it’s worth it to jump on the bandwagon. A few months into 2015, live streaming became extremely popular with the help of Twitter. Now anyone with an iPhone can become a broadcast reporter. Periscope is owned by Twitter and connects users with their followers. WhenContinue reading “How live video is useful for journalists.”