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Grand Ave News

In multimedia on August 24, 2010 at 10:08 am

Grand Ave News is a hyper-local news website started in 2009 to inform people about what’s going on in and around the West Grove, which holds some of the richest history of Miami’s earliest African-American and Bahamian settlers. As one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods, it’s evolved through segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, urban decay and sprawling development. Grand Ave News is named after Grand Avenue, the West Grove’s main thoroughfare.

Role: assistant news director (founding)
Recognition: J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism grant recipient

Hip-Hop Voices

In print on August 23, 2010 at 10:10 am

This award-winning project was an offshoot of a fellowship from the Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Photographer John L. White, a Racial Justice Fellow, and I documented how several South Florida rap artists explore racism and poverty in their work.

Over several months, we followed the artists as they struggled to address important issues through an increasingly commercial genre. The project won the 2007 Florida Society of Newspaper Editors Special Sections category.

To see full-size PDFs of this special section, click on the links (headlines) below.

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Unsung Heroes

In audio, multimedia, print, video on August 21, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Unsung Heroes was a five-day series completed for the Sun Sentinel that profiles five Broward County School District employees who help keep schools running while playing big roles in students’ daily lives. 

The secretary, security specialist, custodian, cafeteria manager and bus driver featured are among 14,000 non-instructional employees who play unheralded roles for Broward Schools, the nation’s sixth largest school district.

Role: project manager, content producer, audio editor, videographer, video editor, writer