• “Marines Gone Wild!” My First Vocativ Piece

    Aug 1, 14 • Blog, SliderNo Comments
    “Marines Gone Wild!” My First Vocativ Piece

    My first piece for Vocativ, an online news site that uses deep web information to produce stories for Millennials, is now up!   It also happens to be my first time covering a party, so it holds a special, alcohol-infused place in my heart. We journeyed to Lake Havasu in Arizona on the Fourth of July, ...

  • Now Online! VICE News Documentary Inside a Maximum Security Prison

    Jul 2, 14 • Blog, SliderNo Comments
    Now Online! VICE News Documentary Inside a Maximum Security Prison

    Excited to announce that my first documentary for VICE News is now up!  We went to level 4 maximum security Salinas Valley State Prison, one of the most violent in the country where over 50% of the inmates have life sentences.  It was the first time in 5 years that journalists have been allowed inside.  ...

  • Why journalism needs more shows like John Oliver’s

    May 14, 14 • Blog, Musings1 Comment
    Why journalism needs more shows like John Oliver’s

    “That’s a bold move, coming out as pro-toilet. Finally someone is taking on the powerful, Hastily-Dug-Ditch-in-a-Field Lobby.” It was the most poignant line in John Oliver’s news-satire “Last Week Tonight,” airing Sundays on HBO. His entertaining delivery masks the gravity of a major issue, not a bad strategy to get the public, particularly a younger ...

  • Writers & Journalists: Apply to the Guardian’s Diversity Writer’s Workshop!

    May 12, 14 • Blog, EventNo Comments
    Writers & Journalists: Apply to the Guardian’s Diversity Writer’s Workshop!

    The Guardian is looking for writers to bring diverse perspectives to their stories.  Its New York office will host the Diversity Writers’ Pitching Seminar for a select handful of writers and journalists to meet and pitch ideas to its editors.  It’s a fantastic opportunity that I went through last year and I personally recommend it ...

  • Discussing Casual Racism on BBC World Service Radio

    Apr 23, 14 • BlogNo Comments
    Discussing Casual Racism on BBC World Service Radio

    When British TV program Top Gear used the term “slope” in one of its episodes, it was accused of casually using a racist term against Asians.  I actually have never heard the term before, but I have seen and experienced the same kinds of situations both behind and in front of the camera. BBC World ...