Radio series I helped produce wins NY Broadcasters Association award
"The Loneliness Project" A radio series that I produced, edited and reported two episodes for, recently won first place in the New York Broadcasters Association competition. The series won "Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series" and was hosted by WRFI community radio in Ithaca, New York. The series chronicled mental health and loneliness across Ithaca's major colleges and universities through narrative episodes and investigative work. A link to a profile I produced for the series can be listened to under the audio tab.
Premiere Date Set For My Upcoming Documentary "With Infinite Hope"
It has been over one year since myself, five fellow journalism students and our department chair spent a week in Memphis, Tennessee. On an eight-day shoot, we documented the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through prolific members of the civil rights movement. The resulting project is a documentary film called "With Infinite Hope: MLK and the Civil Rights Movement." Now, I am happy to report that it has been picked up by over 50 PBS affiliates nationwide (through the National Educational Telecommunications Association) for broadcast through the month of January and February. You can find out more about the project at www.withinfinitehope.com, on Twitter @wihdocumentary and on Facebook at With Infinite Hope Doc. I've also uploaded the trailer here on my video tab. I am beyond grateful to have acted as an associate producer on this film. And thank you all for the support and patience over the past year as we fine-tuned this impactful project.
I've been named Editor-in-Chief for The Ithacan's Year in Review Magazine
I am excited to announce that I will be serving as the Editor-in-Chief for The Ithacan's annual Year in Review Magazine when it publishes this Spring. This will cap off four years of my involvement with The Ithacan and I could not be more excited to oversee this creative project.
My presentation on the ethics of crisis reporting is up for an award at the Whalen Academic Symposium
A presentation that fellow Park Scholar colleagues and I worked on after our trip to the US-Mexico border in January, is up for an award at Ithaca College's Academic Symposium. Our research and presentation relay our experiences as media makers navigating border issues and the ethical dilemmas we encountered during the turbulent trip. In the presentation, we diagnose current issues with how mainstream media reports on the "immigration crisis" and provide a model for how journalists, including ourselves, can report more ethically and accurately in the future.
Documenting the U.S./Mexico Border in Nogales, Arizona
January has been a busy and exciting month for me. One of the most impactful opportunities I've been given this month has been a week-long service-learning and media-making trip down to the US-Mexico border in Arizona. Through the Park Scholarship Program at Ithaca Collge, my 13 fellow senior scholars and I spent a week visiting the border, meeting with refugee and human rights organizations, volunteering and sitting in on Operation Streamline court proceedings. From this experience, we will present at two scholarly colloquiums and share stories of the people we've met while dispatched here at the border during this turbulent time.