I’m a former newspaper crime reporter and currently serve as editor of the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. I hold a degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I was editor in chief of the student newspaper, the Daily Nebraskan.
My focus in journalism is in narrative journalism, and my work has been recognized with several awards. Among my most noteworthy projects was leading a group of college students on a depth reporting trip to explore the lasting legacy of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood in the rural Kansas county where the Clutter murders took place. The articles that came out of that effort are available at the Lawrence Journal-World website.
An old story that I still quite like can be found online here. It’s about the fight over the fossil of a plesiosaur that was unearthed on what might or might not have been land belonging to the Santee Sioux.
I’ve mostly stopped working as a freelance reporter. Previously I contributed to publications such as Atlanta magazine, Sojourners, Publishers Weekly, Comic Foundry, Comic Book Resources, the Omaha World-Herald, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Lincoln Journal-Star and the Lawrence Journal-World.