Multimedia

WEB EDITING 

In 2012, WLRN.org re-launched on NPR’s Core Publisher content management system, making WLRN – Miami Herald News a truly multiplatform newsroom for the first time in its history. Prior to re-launch, our website was a brochure site.

As the special projects editor at the time, I was responsible for the editorial side of the transition: web editing, content migration, training radio producers to tell stories on the web, redesigning workflow.

A few months after the re-launch, WLRN.org was awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for best website. 

WLRN.org was a brochure site before the launch (left). Re-launching on Core Publisher (right) made us a truly multiplatform newsroom for the first time.

WLRN.org was a brochure site before the launch (left). Re-launching on Core Publisher (right) made us a truly multiplatform newsroom for the first time.

MAPS              

Support Staff Job Losses

Using Google Fusion Tables, I created an interactive heat map showing county-by-county support staff job losses in public schools. It was part of a StateImpact Florida series that included a radio story and several explainer blog posts.

VIDEO     

Growing Up With HIV

This story started with some health department surveillance data I ran across when I was looking for local angles on the 30th anniversary of the AIDS pandemic. I saw a small blip marking the number of babies who had contracted HIV at birth. It made me wonder: what is it like to grow up with this virus? This video diary is part of the answer to that question. It aired on the television show Smart Health. 

A print profile of one of Nate's friends ran as a companion piece in the Miami Herald.

This package was honored with a Mobile Journalist of the Year award from the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters.


SOCIAL MEDIA     

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Tweet Me A Story

At WLRN, we get excited about book fairs the way some people get excited about Fourth of July parades. In 2012, just after the re-launch of WLRN.org, we wanted to do something special around the Miami Book Fair International. So we challenged our audience to tell a story with us on Twitter. We tweeted out an opening line from Junot Díaz. Our audience finished the story. We hosted the narrative in a Storify.

The response was so enthusiastic, we then decided to ask our audience for a remix. As far as we can tell, it was the first project of its kind.