I’ll be posting most of my interesting work on this blog anyway – but if you don’t want to sift through a bunch of posts about whatever pops into my head, here’s a short list of work I’ve done that displays some of my skills.
Who donated to the NDP and Liberals last election?: It’s often better to tell a story using interesting charts instead of giving the reader an endless list of numbers. And if those charts are interactive, all the better. Here’s one example.
Great Streets of Metro Vancouver: I did a nine-part feature with The Province on, you guessed it, famous streets in the Lower Mainland. Each part profiles a different street, its history, and why it works within the context of its neighbourhood. I also put together a video to go with each one.
Evacuation order for thousands in Slocan Valley after jet fuel spill in Lemon Creek: One thing that Global News does great in my opinion is our ability to integrate video, photos and pure information into breaking news stories. Here’s an example of how we did that for a mandatory evacuation in the Kootenays.
Travers Roy Wimble, 1928-2012: A homeless man who spent his final decade in the student union building at UBC, Wimble’s sudden death created a surprising outpouring of emotion. This piece won a Canadian Community Newspaper Award, a testament to the remarkable impact he had on students at UBC—even if he never knew it.
Your guide to B.C.’s 85 ridings: I created profiles of all 85 electoral ridings in B.C. before the 2013 provincial election, with information on all of the candidates and the history of the riding itself.
The Advocational Party is the richest party you’ve never heard of: For the last decade, there’s been a political party in B.C. that has barely run any candidates, but has accumulated millions of dollars in seemingly mysterious fashion. Here’s a feature I wrote outlining what their purported goals are, and why their large reserves of money raise eyebrows.