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.
Jan. 19, 2019: Generation Z comes into focus
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
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)
April 4, 2015: The issues, revival and future of York city (poll)
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.