Emanuel AME


FEATURE: An undocumented North Charleston student risked it all for just one thing: A high school diploma, June 4, 2017

LONG-FORM/NARRATIVE: She’s 10 years old, and she’s transgender. Her parents are more scared than ever. March 26, 2017

FEATURE: Charleston’s last refugees before Trump’s ban find peace in America, Feb. 3, 2017

FEATURE: Liberal professors, conservative students clash on College of Charleston campus, Jan. 29, 2017

FEATURE: 20 years later, women continue to make history at The Citadel, Aug. 27, 2016

FEATURE: From Lincoln to Wando, a student learns to adapt to her new school, Aug. 21, 2016

INVESTIGATIVE: Criminal offense or adolescent misbehavior? ‘Disturbing schools’ blurs the line, Aug. 6, 2016

FEATURE: What to expect when The Citadel’s Boo is expecting, July 1, 2016

NARRATIVE/DEADLINE WRITING: The last days of Lincoln Middle-High School come to a bittersweet end at graduation, June 3, 2016

NARRATIVE/DEADLINE WRITING: Monae’s magical prom night, April 24, 2016

FEATURE:Thirty years later, Burke High School students resurrect the ‘Parvenue’ newspaper, April 24, 2016

FEATURE: A vacant lot where Walter Scott was killed, a beleaguered community, April 6, 2016

INVESTIGATIVE: Decades of falling student performance spur college officials to re-examine class duration at Trident Tech, February 27, 2016

FEATURE: Academic Magnet student’s ticket out is a tough, solitary ride, January 17, 2016

FEATURE: Six months later, a different Bible study meets at Mother Emanuel, December 12, 2015

INVESTIGATIVE: How Gerrita Postlewait became superintendent of Charleston County School District, July 21, 2015

DEADLINE REPORTING/PROFILE: For Lt. Derrick Gamble, Confederate flag ceremony was just ‘another mission’, July 10, 2015

DEADLINE REPORTING: Parishioners come back for Wednesday night Bible study, June 24, 2015

PROFILES: Tywanza Sanders and Sharonda Singleton (victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting), June 21, 2015

PROFILE: One year after his contentious hiring, can College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell win over his critics?, June 13, 2016

PROFILE: Remembering Walter Scott, April 19, 2015

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The Pacific Northwest Inlander

LONG-FORM/PROFILE: Art Before Everything, February 11, 2015

PROFILE: Shorty’s Last Dance, January 7, 2015

PROFILE: More than Skin Deep, December 10, 2014

LONG-FORM/NARRATIVE: On Bigfoot’s Trail, September 3, 2014

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

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

NARRATIVE: Where Are All the Children?, December 12, 2013

  • 1st place winner of a 2014 AAN Award in economic inequality reporting

PROFILE: Down to the Dollar, November 7, 2013

  • 1st place winner of a 2014 AAN Award in economic inequality reporting

PROFILE: Waiting, August 27, 2013

  • 1st place winner of a 2014 AAN Award in economic inequality reporting

NARRATIVE: Megaload Mayhem, August 13, 2013

PROFILE: Waiting for Sarah, May 29, 2013

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Mother Jones

DATA REPORTING: A Guide to Mass Shootings in America (with Mark Follman and Gavin Aronsen)

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The Columbus Dispatch

LONG-FORM/NARRATIVE: Teen’s loss: ‘I miss him so much’, April 1, 2012