Community Coverage 2023
As a professor and freelance journalist, I love the excitement of Election Day. This year, I had the pleasure of merging my two passions, education and journalism. After my classes ended, I was able to bring a student to a night assignment to cover Pennsylvania’s governor’s race. It was a crash course on the versatile role we as journalists play, taking photos, filing updates to the copy desk throughout the night and delivering live video on Twitter and Instagram.
Travel: USA Today
A summer trip to see family in Orlando typically leads us to Disney World, where we would thread through a sea of tourists along the Magic Kingdom’s iconic Main Street, cram into a tram on Thunder Mountain or mix with the crowds in the ghostly graveyard of the Haunted Mansion.
But thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Disney trek didn’t happen this year. Instead, our minivan headed northeast on I-4 in late June in search of thrills of a different kind: exploring wildlife and the natural wonders of New Smyrna Beach’s Indian River Lagoon and relaxing on the sparsely populated shores, where social-distancing safeguards were easy to follow.
Once Lost to Addiction, She Returns With Message of Hope
For years, Megan Cohen lived in a perpetual state of hunger, trauma and pain, and she eventually lived on the streets of Philadelphia’s Kensington district, the largest open-air drug market on the East Coast.
Podcast: Preventing Cyber attacks
Interviews, like this one for a multimedia piece on Cyber Security, provided content for a podcast and a written enterprise story, which earned a first-place award from Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association for consumer news.