More reporting

Investigations

The State Where Giving Birth is a CrimeThe 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 Care219 Magazine. 2015 — Follow-up to the previous story, investigating what happens to children that state authorities take away from drug-using mothers nationwide.

Profiles

The Atlantic:

A Conversation with Elie Wiesel” October 2012 Link / PDF

New York Daily News:

Oldest woman to run New York Marathon dies day after race (PDF)

Chicago Tribune:

Rookie cops will walk tough beats” March 26, 2013 (video and article) Link / PDF

Scientist wins Albany Prize for leukemia cell research” April 17, 2013 Link /PDF

‘I feel like I made it’: His mother lives at a shelter, his father was slain in January — but Urban Prep senior has college plans” March 28, 2013 Link / PDF

International

Tablet Magazine: Haaretz editor stands by Gaza coverage / 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

Crime

Chicago Tribune

Angry crowd demands retribution after South Side killing” April 13, 2013 Link / PDF

Rookie cops will walk tough beats” March 26, 2013 (video and article) Link / PDF

Girl, 16, shot in Grand Crossing” April 12, 2013 LinkPDF

2 shot on South Side,” May 5, 2013 Link / PDF

Local

The Jewish Daily Forward

Kosher soup kitchen struggles with rising ranks of hungry after food stamp cuts ” April 5, 2014  Link / PDF

Chicago Tribune

Women get second chance at becoming firefighters” May 6, 2013 Link / PDF

Coin toss decides suburban election” May 1, 2013 Link / PDF

Towering typo: Studs Terkel’s name misspelled in Sears Tower” March 28, 2013 Link / PDF

Spring forward? Not if you want to save money” March 2013 Link / PDF

University of Chicago professor robbed in Peru” April 10, 2013 Link / PDF

Homeowners, tree crew rescue owl family” April 4, 2013 LinkPDF

Real estate exec offers $5 million to save historic church” March 26, 2013 LinkPDF

The Arizona Republic

The invaluable dogs of the Phoenix K-9 unit September 20, 2013 Link/PDF