Here’s a collection of some of my recent and past work. Check out my five favorite stories here.

The Inlander

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LONG-FORM NARRATIVE: On Bigfoot’s Trail, September 3, 204

LONG-FORM NARRATIVE: Not One More, June, 18, 2014

LONG-FORM INVESTIGATIVE: Patients and Prisoners, February 13, 2014

  • Follow-up coverage: Second Chances, May 14, 2014: Inspired by an Inlander investigation, an attorney has teamed up with insanity-defense patients to file a civil rights suit against the state.

NARRATIVE: Where Are All the Children?1st place winner of a 2014 AAN Award in economic inequality reporting, December 12, 2013

PROFILE: Down to the Dollar, 1st place winner of a  2014 AAN Award in economic inequality reporting, November 7, 2013

PROFILE: Waiting, 1st place winner of a 2014 AAN Award in economic inequality reporting, August 27, 2013

NARRATIVE: Megaload Mayhem, August 13, 2013

LONG-FORM: Silence of the Hives, August 6, 2013

LONG-FORM: Calculating Risks, June 25, 2013

PROFILE: Waiting for Sarah, May 29, 2013

For all of my Inlander stories, click here.

Mother Jones

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NEWS FEATURE: Schools Are Training Second-Graders to Attack Mass Shooters, March 28, 2013

Q&A: How the Left “Blew It” On Gun Control, March 11, 2013

DATA REPORTING: A Guide to Mass Shootings in America (with Mark Follman and Gavin Aronsen), winner of the 2012 Sigma Delta Chi Award for non-deadline online reporting,  updated February 27, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: What Happened in the Newtown School Shooting (with Asawin Suebsaeng and Gavin Aronsen), December 14, 2012

COMMENTARY: Is “Gangnam Style” a Hit Because of Our Asian Stereotypes?, September 24, 2012

HUMOR: Kitty Cams Reveal Shocking Truth, August 10, 2012

VIRAL: 14 Wacky “Facts” Kids Will Learn in Louisiana’s Voucher Schools, August 7, 2012

For all of my Mother Jones stories and blog posts, click here.

The Columbus Dispatch

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LONG-FORM NARRATIVE: Teen’s loss: ‘I miss him so much’, 1st place winner of a 2012 Ohio APME Award in enterprise reporting, April 1, 2012

ENTERPRISE: Death toll drops in drug war (with Pat Holmes), 1st place winner of a 2012 Ohio APME Award in enterprise reporting, April 1, 2012

For all my Dispatch stories, click here.

Ology Magazine


In October 2009, I founded Ology, a student-produced general-interest magazine for Ohio State undergraduates. Peruse the summer 2010 issue here.

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