As a political junkie, election season always particularly fires up my reporter genes. I love sorting through statements and claims, fact-checking their validity and serving the voting public with reliable, independent, fair and accurate news stories to facilitate making informed decisions at the ballot box. But my true passion is taking a step back and taking a deep look at a particular issue and humanizing politics – as evidenced in my “The Party of Non-Voters” piece (see below).
Here are a few samples of my 2014 midterm election coverage for multiple local, regional and national news organizations – print, online and on-camera.
Aug. 13, 2014: In Colorado, Immigration Reform May Decide Close Race
July 22, 2014: Meet the Udalls, Another Political Dynasty on the Ballot
The Denver Post
March 30, 2014: Are Congressional Midterms a Referendum on Unemployment? (2015 SPJ Mark of Excellence Award Finalist)
CU News Corps
Dec. 18, 2014: The Party of Non-Voters: Meet Colorado’s No-Shows (2015 SPJ Mark of Excellence Award Finalist)
Oct. 24, 2014: Gardner’s Misleading Attack on Equal Pay Illustrates Bi-Partisan Hypocrisy
Oct. 10, 2014: CU News Corps Survey Finds Voters to be Receptive to Fact Checking, but Debate over Merits Continues (Story got picked up by the American Press Fact-Checking Project.)
As part of NewsTeam’s Election Day coverage, I produced, edited and co-hosted this 30-minute pre-election show. It tackled a variety of Colorado’s races and issues and brought our viewers up to speed for the Election Night live coverage that followed later.