I pitched, researched, developed, strategized and executed an engagement project for WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show. I leveraged an existing newsletter book club into an online book club hosted on Facebook Groups. I researched best practices, competitors, and literature. We launched Nov 1 and I’ve been moderating it and evaluating based on our success metrics of growth, participation and value.
Finding Sanctuary is a multimedia project that makes use of video, 360 video, maps, data visualizations, graphics, text and social media to follow the journeys of six individuals who have found—or are continuing to seek out—sanctuary in New York City. I was a video producer on this project and helped form our social strategy. I also managed our Twitter to promote the project over a month-long campaign.
The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world. Yet these deaths of women from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth are almost invisible. When a new or expectant mother dies, her obituary rarely mentions the circumstances. Her identity is shrouded by medical institutions, regulators and state maternal mortality review committees. Her loved ones mourn her loss in private. The lessons to be learned from her death are often lost as well. ProPublica wanted to change that. So far, we have identified 134 of the 700-900 women who died in childbirth in 2016. We are collecting their stories so they are not forgotten and so that the issue is addressed further by people in the position to make a change. On top of reporting for the series, I also fact-checked, managed the database and managed a team of NYU students who found and reached-out to the families of women who died in childbirth.
Newsrooms are at the mercy of social platforms, which provide a user-friendly venue for sharing video, photos, gifs, and text. Can audio insert itself in the mix? Shareability and discoverability are two of the biggest problems for audio right now. I have a strong focus on innovation and researching best practices, competitors and looking outside journalism to inform the next step. This was an academic project looking at new trends in audio which I produced as part of a wider News Literacies project at NYU.