Digital work

The Second Sun Project

Weekly early-release newsletter

In December 2019, I launched Second Sun, an experimental online storytelling project. ​Having an email newsletter is an important part of the project's intent to create a safe space for the nontraditional storytellers we feature. To foster this space, stories are first published in the email newsletter on Fridays and then again on the website on Sunday mornings. Newsletters regularly attain open rates around 70% and opens often exceed the number of subscribers.

Dec. 6, 2019: Second Issue || We can see the finish line from here 

Nov. 29, 2019: First issue || Bangrak: Finding a new normal 

Newsletter-first concept featured in Revue's "Newsletter predictions 2020" (Dec. 31, 2019)

Pew Research Center

Weekly newsletter, unique newsletters

I collaborated with colleagues at Pew Research Center on a weekly newsletter. Each newsletter included any work published over the last calendar week, including our many reports, blog posts and digital interactives.

July 20, 2019: Early attention to U.S. presidential campaign hits a 30-year high

Jan. 19, 2019: Generation Z comes into focus​

Oct. 27, 2018: Half of Latinos say their situation in the U.S. has worsened over the past year

We also occasionally sent "one-off" newsletters tailored to a certain news event or content package. I coordinated the writing and production for these along with a group of coworkers. 

March 26, 2019: Local news in America: New study from Pew Research Center

Feb. 5, 2019: State of the Union 2019: How Americans see major national issues

York Daily Record

Abbreviated news briefs: The poll and "York short" morning update

For several months in 2015, I put together a weekly poll that transformed into a morning news update that took a casual yet informative approach to the day's news. During my time at the newspaper, the "York short" was published every week day. 

June 16, 2016: This is a way of life (York short)

June 14, 2016: Special news brief: A violent five days, from York to Orlando (York short)

April 4, 2015: The issues, revival and future of York city (poll)

Breaking news: The riots in Baltimore

I primarily put together our coverage on the protests in Baltimore on the eve of April 20, 2015. With the help of editors and staff who were on shift, we put together a cohesive, concise and also complex series of articles explaining what was happening in Baltimore and what it meant for our readers in York County.


Baltimore riots: Hear from York countians, Baltimore workers

Baltimore riots: Essential MTA worker Tim deFontes looks for silver lining

Baltimore riots: Dave Shaw, newspaper worker, sees calm in the storm

Medium: A day of remembrance

We wanted to take a creative approach to our Veterans Day content in 2014. We were able to present a beautifully curated story that included various multimedia elements including video and photo along with contextual writing. 

A day of remembrance (Nov 11, 2014)