I’m an environmental journalist with a special interest in new media. I regularly write, shoot video and tweet about the environment, and I know my way around tools like Tumblr, Storify and WordPress as well.
My goal is to use new techniques and old to engage audiences in environmental issues. That requires facility with mobile devices, social media and multimedia, but also the ability to find stories that surprise or delight the audience – also known as plain old good storytelling.
My clients have included the Associated Press, Grist, Chemical & Engineering News, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, The Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media and LinkTV’s “Earth Focus,” among other publications. I’ve won awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year International, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists.
I teach an environmental journalism course at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill, where my students produce innovative stories for the Web and mobile devices.
I also serve as the senior producer of the Reese News Lab, an experimental news operation at UNC-Chapel Hill.