None of these qualify, exactly, as news anymore, but here are several samples of my news writing.
I regularly investigate and uncover things that other publications don’t catch, including the secret deposition of the mayor during an ongoing lawsuit or the International Civil Rights Center & Museum “accidentally” suing the daily newspaper. I uncovered a secretive “civil emergency unit“ in the Greensboro Police Department that existed for a year without the knowledge of the city council’s public safety committee.
Here are a few freelance news stories I’ve written:
DNC One Year Later: Big Brother’s Watching (Creative Loafing Charlotte)
In labor movement’s Achilles’ heel, Black municipal workers organize Greensboro (Scalawag magazine)
And I helped research this A1 Sunday New York Times investigative news story, too.
Previously, as YES! Weekly’s Greensboro/Guilford County reporter, I provided more in-depth coverage than other outlets in town and broke stories that deserved attention. I wrote two of the three most-read YES! Weekly news stories ever (as of my departure in 2014): my detailed look at a Republican primary race for Guilford County Commission and a piece on who really initiated Greensboro’s controversial noise ordinance.