Blogs | etc.

Below are a number of blogs and other media I created for various SF State journalism classes.

Bay Area Bookends – A blog about all things book-related in the Bay Area, created for an online journalism class. This blog is filled with photos, podcasts and other media. Check for weekly updates through December.

Beyond the Rope: a Look Inside an East Bay House of Bondage – This was the culmination of a semester-long project I did in 2009 for an investigative reporting class taught by Yvonne Daley. I spent about three months visiting, talking with and observing women who worked in a residential house-turned S&M parlor, which happens to be down the street from my apartment. Before starting this project, I had passed by the place for years with no idea what was going on inside.

Armagh Project: Bog snorkelling – In the summer of 2009 I spent a month in Armagh, Northern Ireland with a group of journalism students for an iEi Media multimedia reporting project. These are two feature stories I wrote about the region’s annual “bog snorkelling” competition, by which be-snorkelled swimmers slog through Ireland’s muddy bogs in a race against time and tolerance for slimey sludge. I also photographed some local hurling teams and produced a video, using Final Cut Express, of a local restaurant.

Downtown Oakland / Chinatown Surround – This was my first attempt at blogging and one of my first reporting efforts, done for a 2008 reporting class taught by Rachele Kanigel. Students were assigned a neighborhood beat (I covered downtown Oakland), and on top of writing a number of articles on everything from court cases to profiles of neighborhood people, the blogs were assigned to expose students to some basics of online reporting.

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