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.”