As a digital content producer for Action News Jax, it’s my responsibility to be the first to break news online, in social media and through mobile push alerts.
When siblings Bri’ya and Braxton Williams disappeared from their front yard Dec. 15, prompting an Amber Alert and multi-agency search for the 5 and 6-year-olds, I was the first to break the news in Jacksonville’s market.
A live-update article that I wrote and maintained on the case was published nationally by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, WPXI Pittsburgh, KRMG Tulsa, WSBTV and WSB Radio.
Here is a sample of news articles I’ve written that have been published locally and nationally:
St. Augustine man arrested for allegedly supporting ISIS online
Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting, 2 policemen out of the hospital
First Coast High teacher arrested, charged with sexual conduct with former student
Police say Florida woman kept driving after passenger fell out of car, died
City Councilman wants a grand jury investigation of JEA sale
$5,000 reward offered for arrests, guns stolen from Fernandina Beach gun store
Watch Action News Jax photographer get phone sucked out of plane window
Jacksonville Beach surfer wins World Surf League Longboard Tour championship
While earning my communications degree in multimedia journalism, I produced these video packages for Inside Jacksonville on CW17.
These links are to articles I wrote for UNF’s Spinnaker Media.
Jacksonville Beach City Council moves forward with plans to potentially close some restaurants at midnight
UNF gamers react to the Jacksonville Landing shooting
UNF professor collaborates to create a better world
Ponte Vedra Beach lawyer hopes to paint red District Four blue
These links are to articles I wrote for various classes.
World Health Organization classifies ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental health condition
Nikki Fried’s campaign coffers loaded with cannabusiness donations
Kratom: Herbal Remedy or Dangerous Addiction
Position: Writer, narrator, interviewer, researcher, video editor, camera operator, lighting director
Description: This investigative news package was created for a Multimedia Reporting class at the University of North Florida. It’s about kratom, a dietary supplement that opiate addicts use to wean themselves off hard drugs like heroin and fentanyl.
Read the written article here.
Social Media Users’ Perceived Credibility of Modern Media
Position: Researcher, interviewer, writer, survey administrator
Description: I designed and administered an online survey that compared how respondents rated the credibility of a selection of media samples to evidence that proved the samples either credible or incredible. The scores were then compared across several demographic fields including political affiliation, age and social media experience. My data and analysis are available to read here.