Portfolio - Washington Post
This is a portfolio designed for the News Engineering summer internship at the Washington Post. Below you will find my previous work as well as a short description of my role in each work.
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November 2020, BuzzFeed News
Of the 45 JBS, Smithfield, Tyson, and Cargill facilities around the country that recorded at least 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases, only 20 ordered full-scale testing for all employees, according to a BuzzFeed News investigation.
✦ What I did: I collected and analyzed data on all the major meatpacking plants in the U.S. I also interviewed experts, state officials and plants workers across 20 states, and drafted the majority of the story.
September 2021, Miami Herald
Miami’s police chief says his agency has begun to review its reporting of hate crimes after discovering the department erroneously told the FBI that officers encountered zero such incidents in 2020 — a mistake that gave the appearance discriminatory attacks dropped in Florida last year.
✦ What I did: I analyzed the crime data, pitched the story idea based on the findings, and created the tables and graphics. I also researched for and edited the story.
April 2020, Annenberg Media
USC suffered a terrible toll of student deaths. The story was the first in the USC community to reveal that three students died of fentanyl overdose and the fourth student died of a new designer drug. Experts warn students of the danger of illegal drugs like fentanyl.
✦ What I did: I requested and sifted through hundreds of pages of coroner's reports and reported the whole story on my own.