CARNEGIE KNIGHT NEWS21
With 34 other student journalists from across the country, produced a thorough investigative report on America’s juvenile justice system. Researched, reported and wrote story on sexual abuse in juvenile facilities. Researched, reported and edited story on experiences of LGTBQ+ kids in juvenile justice system. Co-produced and recorded podcast episode on disparities in the system. Assisted in running News21’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts, including writing and scheduling posts. Also wrote a shorter story about a Milwaukee group home specifically for LGBTQ+ youth, and an Indianapolis juvenile detention center that partners with an animal shelter for a dog training program. Because of the pandemic, this entire project was conducted virtually.
Worked on daily print deadlines and longform stories, producing a total of 18 stories over 10 weeks. Reported and wrote stories on several nonprofits, the 2020 Census, OKC Zoo summer camps, an Oklahoma artist’s project celebrating the centennial of women’s right to vote, and an Oklahoma Department of Transportation Commission meeting. Co-writer on story over missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic in Oklahoma which gained over 12,000 page views.
For one year as an editor on the news desk, managed reporters, edited stories daily and helped run social media accounts. Also reported on sexual harassment allegations against a former School of Drama donor and professor emeritus, which prompted the OU Board of Regents to strip his professor emeritus status, and reported on sexual harassment allegations against a School of Drama professor, with the initial story gaining over 13,000 page views and had an average of 9:33 time on page in one week.
As enterprise reporter, wrote about the trials and triumphs of pregnant and parenting students on OU’s campus. Also wrote a longform piece on a former OU drama student’s inappropriate relationship with her professor and the Title IX process that removed him from the school. Since March 2020, have continually reported about coronavirus affects on students. Currently conducting investigation into racial disparities in the Norman Police Department’s data, as well as two recent sexual assaults that took place on campus by the same perpetrator.
1st and 2nd place, in-depth reporting, Oklahoma Press Association; Mark of Excellence, Online News Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists; 4th place, in-depth story, Associated College Press/College Media Association