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My Three Passions

Ever since I happened by Lili Lakich’s neon studio near my former home in Downtown Los Angeles in 2014, I have been hooked on making neon art. The voltage, gas and glass practice got added to my two other passions: photography and writing.

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The semi-regular rantings and photographs of a journalist, writer, educator and Miami resident.

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Deadline reporting, college edition

February 7th, 2020|

This has been quite the week. On Monday, I led a group four students to Southwest Florida to report on two satellite caucuses put on by the Iowa Democratic Party in St. Petersburg and Port Charlotte. It was a long couple days... I think I put in my 40 before noon Tuesday.

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Kobe Bryant, social media and newsroom culture

January 30th, 2020|

At this point, there's not that much more to be said on the topic, but I figured I'd share a few of the things that struck me about the coverage and the aftermath.

Teaching local news coverage

December 12th, 2019|

I work in a news desert. The journalism department at Florida International University is housed in at the Biscayne Bay Campus, which is in North Miami. Northeast Miami-Dade County, in general, gets little attention from either of the two large dailies – The Miami Herald and South Florida Sun Sentinel – partly because it is relatively far away from their respective centers of political gravity and partly, I suspect, because there aren’t a lot of subscribers out this way. It's time to do something about it.

As the semester ends…

December 11th, 2019|

As the fall semester ends – my 12th term as a full-time educator – I figured I’d take a moment to reflect on what worked, what didn’t and how I might continue to improve both my own skills and the experiences of my future students.

The shallow end of the jury pool

December 9th, 2019|

The jury room, on the seventh floor of the Richard E. Gerstein Justice building in Miami, is cold and getting colder. As the room slowly empties as more and more prospective jurors are called to individual courtrooms, the loss of their collective body heat turns it from chilly to tundra.

Articles, Thoughts & Snapshots

The semi-regular rantings and photographs of a journalist, writer, educator and Miami resident.

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Professional details

I am currently an associate professor of journalism at Florida International University. Prior to that, I was the community news editor at the Los Angeles Times and an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.

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