I was chief data wrangler for a large journalistic investigation by the Investigative Reporting Program and the San Jose Mercury News about police officials who had criminal records but continued working on the force. My work included cross referencing large datasets in Python to match personnel records given by the State of California. I did additional reporting work on corroborating and fact-checking the data.
I built this fully interactive transmedia experience that communicates the essence a corresponding documentary film of the same name. The Cannon and Flower is the film about a North Vietnamese boy who learned to play the piano in underground caves during the Vietnam War. He went on to become a world-renown pianist, winning the world's oldest and most difficult piano competition.
I built this crowd-sourced photo interactive piece about how music inspires photography. My team put a call out to photographers on Instagram, asking them to listen to a classical piece of music by Frédéric Chopin, and then take a black-and-white photograph that illustrated the music visually. We collected photos over a 24-hour period and I put this installment together. This is the third interactive related to Chopin and Cannon and Flower.
I co-supervised a class reporting project on Fresno, California on the topic of inequality. The stories from this project were run in The Atlantic. I authored several web technologies to add "scrollytelling" effects, including a web curtain experience seen here.
I co-supervised a class reporting project on food. I developed a website for the project in the flavor of a digital magazine, and advised the creation of an iPad app and companion websites. This was part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education (News21).