The State Where Giving Birth is a Crime. The Nation. 2014 — In Tennessee, giving birth to a baby with drugs in its system is now a crime. While studying at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, a classmate and I spent six months investigating the effects of this new law, reporting from Tennessee and co-writing a 4,000-word piece that appeared in The Nation. As of August 2015, the piece remains the most comprehensive to date on the effects that S.B. 1391 has had on Tennessee’s drug-using women. We won reporting grants from The Nation Institute and the Margaret Casey Foundation, and the article was recognized by Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Fatal Foster Care. 219 Magazine. 2015 — Follow-up to the previous story, investigating what happens to children that state authorities take away from drug-using mothers nationwide.
New York Daily News:
“Scientist wins Albany Prize for leukemia cell research” April 17, 2013 Link /PDF
Committee to Protect Journalists: As elections approach, fear of more attacks on Congolese press
Committee to Protect Journalists: First US-Africa summit short on press freedom, other human rights
Global Post/The Hague: As Hariri tribunal begins, mixed forecast for Lebanon and international law /PDF
“Angry crowd demands retribution after South Side killing” April 13, 2013 Link / PDF
“Towering typo: Studs Terkel’s name misspelled in Sears Tower” March 28, 2013 Link / PDF
“Real estate exec offers $5 million to save historic church” March 26, 2013 Link / PDF
The Arizona Republic