Digital and Print
I am a second-year journalism student at Conestoga College practising the art of storytelling. Here you will find samples of my work - photographs, videos and articles - that demonstrate my abilities.I am currently a reporter for Spoke Online, Conestoga's news site, and recently completed a summer internship at The Owen Sound Sun Times. All photos and videos contained within the articles are my own. You can contact me at [email protected]
Digital and Print
This multimedia story combines photography, an audio clip, lively quotes and a tightly-written story to make readers feel like they were a part of this unique celebrity encounter. The story was completed and posted on the evening of the event.
When signs went up around Conestoga College saying that the on-campus pharmacies were closing, there was still a big question: Why? In this hard news piece, I get to the bottom of this pharmaceutical failure.
A collection of my photographs, editorial and creative.
This exclusive story about a graduate student stuck in Peru was coordinated, produced and written from self-isolation in my bedroom. It demonstrates my ability to work remotely — and creatively — when that is the only option.
This data-driven health story explains the impact of the opioid crisis on the people of Grey and Bruce counties in Ontario.
This is a news story about the opening of a student-curated exhibit at the Billy Bishop Museum in Owen Sound, Ont. It demonstrates my ability to write an active lede, logically organize information and handle sensitive topics. It was published in print and online by the Owen Sound Sun Times, where I worked as a summer intern.
A scene-setter leads this profile of an entrepreneur with a story to tell. My interview brought out fascinating anecdotes, personal struggles and plenty of colour.
The result of following up on a single afternoon tweet, this spot news story demonstrates my ability to use witnesses as a source, and to get information quickly when officials are not forthcoming. It is also an example of my hard news writing.
This editorial responds to new research conducted by Statistics Canada on the country's richest citizens. Using data as a jumping point, it incorporates research, facts and a persuasive style meant to drive conversation.
This first-person travel feature takes readers on a walk through a beloved forest in Waterloo alongside memorable characters. The layout and design were created by me in Adobe InDesign.
This is a business profile of a cricket farm in Owen Sound. Written during my stint as a summer reporter for The Sun Times, it incorporates a compelling character, unique subject matter, engaging photographs and the do-or-die drama of a fledgling operation to hook readers in.
This is a sports story on a pair of weekend basketball games played by the Conestoga Condors. I highlight two of Conestoga's star players, and with the use of statistics, prove that they are, indeed, stars. The story was published on Conestoga College's online news site.
Portraits have power: That's the message I send in this video about a young photographer's brave journey to document the stories and faces of those experiencing homelessness.
The provincial government scrapped Conestoga College's plans for a student bus pass. But once an Ontario Divisional Court deemed the decision unlawful, there were questions about whether the bus pass could return. In this video story, I talk to the key figures in the know, delivering a brief, informative piece about the situation. Created on a weekly deadline, this story incorporates all of my skills as a broadcast journalist, from technical camera work to on-camera performance.
In this video piece, I take a fairly mundane subject - upgrades to a weather radar - and turn it into something visually compelling and informative.
A local chapter of Extinction Rebellion, a climate advocacy group, staged a protest in Kitchener, and I was there to get the story. The video, which I shot, edited and voiced, received more than 300 views on Twitter alone. It demonstrates my broadcast skills and news judgment.
This is an advertorial I wrote as a freelancer for the Waterloo Region Record. It is a friendly profile of a local business celebrating its 25th anniversary, which demonstrates my ability to meet both the needs of a publication and a client under a tight deadline. I conducted the interview, researched the business and took the photographs.