essays on race and identity at NPR's Code switch
As a senior editor at NPR's Code Switch, I collaborated closely with leading writers and thinkers on dozens of essays about race and identity. Navigating this space requires tremendous empathy, deep domain knowledge, and careful analysis, and it was my honor to contribute to these pieces. Here are a few favorites.
How Black Reporters Report on Black Death, Gene Demby
Dispatch From Charleston: The Cost Of White Comfort, Chenjerai Kumanyika
Learning — And Unlearning — To Be An 'Ambassador' For Islam, Beenish Ahmed
interactive storytelling at Mother Jones
At Mother Jones, I created a fierce team of award-winning, data-obsessed reporters and developers. Our ethos was "storytelling by any means necessary." We built a popular open-source storytelling toolkit, visualized the first-ever database of American mass shootings, and trained our entire newsroom in telling stories in new ways on the web.
Here's a sampling of interactive quizzes, maps, charts, "Choose Your Own Adventure" explainers, and other stories my team produced, often in collaboration with colleagues across the newsroom.