See what I've been up to in the newsroom.
A snapshot of my work in journalism.
In my time covering daily business news for the Bradenton Herald, certain stories have leapt out at me and struck a chord. In every case, a quick-hit daily I wrote spurred a phone call that turned into a story I dug my heels into. I wrote about two elderly care facilities planning to open in […]
In the days of yore, a reporter only answered the phone, interviewed sources and wrote stuff down. Now, it’s a full-time multifold job, with video, photo and audio skills required for anyone in the journalism field. My best skills will always be those of an investigative journalist: asking the questions no one else wants to […]
From economic development incentives to Panama Papers to waste of taxpayer money, I’ve covered it all for the Bradenton Herald in Bradenton, Florida. The Bradenton Herald’s coverage area spans Manatee County and Sarasota County. Circulation: 27,000 daily, 39,000 Sunday and 3.9 million page views per month. The beat includes restaurant, retail, tourism, unemployment, Port Manatee, the Sarasota-Bradenton […]
From the Blog
Writing about food, journalism and other things I'm interested in.
I’ve never been so happy to find a database. The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains a searchable directory for farmer’s markets across the U.S. Access the directory here. The directory includes all markets with two or more farm vendors. It has the market’s name, city, state and a link to the website. It also includes […]
On statistical sampling: “7. How can you possibly tell what millions of people think by asking just 1,000 or 2,000 respondents? In much the same way that a chef can judge a large vat of soup by tasting just one spoonful. Providing that the soup has been well stirred, so that the spoonful is properly […]