USA TODAY Tech
In addition to web producing and social media, I also write breaking news stories for Tech as needed.
Here are a few highlights:
I also write “Five Things,” a weekly wrap-up of the week’s biggest Tech stories.
USA TODAY Travel
“Loews Coronado Bay lifts veil on renovations”–The Loews Coronado Bay Hotel in San Diego put a new spin on hotel renovations with a behind-the-scenes video series.
One of my main projects while interning in the Travel section of USA TODAY was writing blog posts for the “Makeover Monday” column on the Hotels blog.
Here are a few of my posts:
“Hotel revamps in Santa Barbara and Seattle”–April 10, 2012
“Gaylord Orlando gets $50 million revamp”–March 27, 2012
“Makeover Monday 6: Chicago, Miami and Louisville”– February 22, 2012
“Freshmen ‘shake things up’ with service during Welcome Week”– Freshmen at American University carried out service projects at sites across DC on August 23, 2011, including a discussion with day laborers about wage theft at a Home Depot in Northeast D.C.
“Neighbors, Zoning Commission question Campus Plan”–AU neighbors and members of the D.C. Zoning Commission voiced their concerns about the expansiveness of the AU Campus Plan at a Commission hearing on June 10, 2011.
“Giuliani criticizes Obama on terrorism, economy at AU speech”– On October 25, 2010 I got the chance to sit down with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and speak with him about his opinions on President Obama, his predictions for the 2010 midterm elections and his plans for the future.
“Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren: Peace in Israel still possible”– Ambassador Oren spoke at AU on April 25, 2010 about Israeli peace talks and a two-state solution with Palestine. The event was highly controversial–Oren was interrupted five times by protestors, and groups of pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists staged a protest immediately after the event.
“Student Government executives earn thousands, still less than before”– Top-level Student Government executives earned $8,500 in 2010. Members of the SG called their compensation “essential” while some students expressed concerns that executive compensation was too high.
You can find more of my articles from The Eagle here:
Church of England Newspaper
“Iranian exiles attacked by Iraqi forces at Camp Ashraf”–I covered a protest at the American Embassy in London and spoke to Iranian expats about a recent attack on an Iranian refugee camp in Iraq.
Long Island Press
”For Whom the Bell Tolls”–I assisted in reporting on a November 2009 story about the state of non-profits on Long Island.