Editing Samples

Here is just a tiny sample of the stories and special issues I edited at the weekly alternative newspaper Creative Loafing in 2014-2015.

NEWS FEATURE
Uber, Lyft and Yellow Cab ­— how do they compare? by David Aurelius

POLITICAL FEATURE
Testimony of a failed ordinance by Erin Tracy-Blackwood

COVER STORY
A look at why the African-American cultural scene struggles to thrive in Charlotte by Jarvis Holliday

COVER STORY
Charlotte is ground zero for coal ash by Rhiannon Fionn
*Received Honorable Mention in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' 2014 contest in the category of Environmental Reporting

SPECIAL ISSUE
108 things to do in Charlotte before you die by Staff

SPECIAL ISSUE
UnBridaled: An all-local wedding guide by Staff

Video Samples

I'm not a videographer in the least, but I have put together a few clips to accompany stories in Creative Loafing. I worked with fellow editors and writers to create these extensions of our stories not only because it's cool, but because a multimedia package offers another element of captivating storytelling. Here are my favorites.

January 2015: 15 second with CL’s 15 people to watch in 2015
March 2013: Creative Loafing's women go to the gun range
September 2012: Best of Charlotte teaser

Some of the covers I collaborated on during my years as editor of Creative Loafing. (Design work by Melissa Oyler.)