When producers and a journalist talk

One of the highlights of my 17 days in Los Angeles—where I was attending and reporting from the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour—was being a guest on a reality TV production company’s podcast. We talked about this crazy and amazing genre of television, and also about my past criticism of one of their shows. Altogether, a great conversation.

Afterwards, I interviewed them about their podcast, which I’d been a fan of long before they invited me on as a guest. Listen on any podcast app (it’s episode #48 of The Jay and Tony Show Show) or at the end of my story.

My coverage of the Duggars

I wrote several things about the news related to the Duggar family. These are the kinds of stories I’d rather not write–it’s important to cover, yes, but mostly I’d rather the victims have never experienced any of what led to all of this.

My coverage, below, was cited in the media, including on Vox and in The Oregonian.

SPJ Sunshine State Awards

I’m a finalist for an SPJ award

I’m thrilled to be a finalist for a Society for Professional Journalists’ Sunshine State Award in the long form blog writing category for my work on reality blurred.

I’m also the only finalist in the category, so if I lose to myself, that’ll be awkward.

My writing was previously recognized by the Florida Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists when it won the award for magazine feature reporting, so I’m very grateful to have my work selected for recognition again.