Pilot: Student News Desk

Todd Porter, of TP Creative Arts, invited me to work with him to produce a pilot series of student ‘news desk’ episodes for the local/national high school student leadership and employment training and advocacy organization Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates, or JAG. We shot hours and hours of footage with the students and staff, in the…

The Policing Project

From the Policing Project website: “Our visit to Phoenix raised a number of important questions on the role of advisory boards that we will continue to explore throughout the study. How can advisory boards most effectively relay information to broader communities? To what degree does organizing these boards into discrete groups by identity foster cohesion?…

Hate Before, Hate Abroad

[NOTE: This was written a year ago, in the summer of 2018, while working on the News 21 reporting project “Hate in America”. The project produced digital stories, blog posts, and a full-length, awards (three at last count) winning documentary. This specific piece is published for the first time here.] In 1960 the United Nations’…

What exactly is a hate criminal?

[NOTE: This was written a year ago, in the summer of 2018, while working on the News 21 reporting project “Hate in America”. The project produced digital stories, blog posts, and a full-length, awards (three at last count) winning documentary. This specific piece is published for the first time here.] Phoenix, AZ 2018, by Danny…

Hate Doesn’t Unite

[NOTE: This was written a year ago, in the summer of 2018, while working on the News 21 reporting project “Hate in America”. The project produced digital stories, blog posts, and a full-length, awards (three at last count) winning documentary. This specific piece is published for the first time here.] Phoenix, AZ July 2018, by…

Urban Heat Islands

Super informative story here about urban heat issues, mini-satellite science, and climate change education. [Production and Camera credits, including video rough cut, motion graphics]

Subject Expert v. Self-Promotion

Why do journalists promote their stories as ‘my latest story on…’? How about ‘government agency X revealed today that Y and Z’? Or ‘on-going investigation reveals…’? It’s the content, not the personality. At the same time, if someone reports from experience, documented expertise, and obvious mental capacity, one may grant them qualified authority on specific…