The Flashlight That Could Change The World (ABC News)

Produced for ABC NEWS. Published for Feb. 25, 2014.

Ann Makosinski was just another teenager with another science project when she joined her local science fair in Victoria, Canada, last year. Her invention, a flashlight that is powered solely from hand heat, took second place at the competition.But had Ann left her project in Victoria, the world may have missed out on a light source that doesn’t use batteries, solar power or wind energy

Credits: Camera, Producer and Writer.

 

The Ritual (Columbia Journalism Review)

Produced, shot and edited for the Columbia Journalism Review. July 2011.

An examination of Israel’s photojournalism apparatus and its coverage of the weekly demonstrations by Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Credits: Camera, Producer, Editor.

 

 

The Medicare Swindle (Reuters)

Produced for Reuters TV. Published December 21, 2011.

How can criminals use a UPS store, an apartment complex, and a rural barn in Tennessee to bill Medicare for phony medical treatments? In this latest installment of Reuters’ Shell Games series, special correspondent Brian Grow gets to the bottom of a scam that is costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

Credits: Camera, Producer, Writer and Editor.

Egypt: Casting My First Vote (Reuters)

Produced for Reuters TV. June 15, 2012.

Egypt’s first presidential election poll took place in May 2012. I shadowed Mohamed Hassan, a 27-year-old office worker, during those two historic days.

Credits: Camera, Producer, and Editor.

Jihad Jane, Part I (Reuters)

Produced for Reuters TV. Dec. 9, 2012.

Colleen LaRose, an American woman who called herself Jihad Jane online, was arrested in 2009 for plotting to kill Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks. Reuters investigative correspondent John Shiffman chronicles LaRose on her to journey to jihad, beginning with her abusive childhood. This first installment of a two-part series was packaged with a serialized text piece by John Shiffman.

Credits: Camera, Producer, Writer and Editor.

Jihad Jane, Part II (Reuters)

Produced for Reuters TV. Edited by Christian Lesperance. Dec. 10, 2012.

Colleen LaRose, an American who became radicalized online, plotted to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks, whom she believed blasphemed the Prophet Mohammad. LaRose’s mission would take her to Ireland, where she wanted to train for her jihad. Read the multi-part print piece by John Shiffman here.

Credits: Camera, Producer, and Writer.

“Little America,” a tiny town caught in the middle of a war (featuring David Rohde)

Produced for Reuters TV. Published June 1, 2012.

In 2004, Reuters Columnist David Rohde discovered the largest development project in Afghanistan’s history, a town nicknamed “Little America.” Rohde documented his subsequent trips with a handheld video camera. The town’s story — and what it says about America’s role and future in the world — haunts him still.

Credits: co-writer and editor.

Egypt: From hope to harsh reality in one month

Produced for Reuters TV. Published June 18, 2012.

This video time capsule shows the optimism leading up to Egypt’s first, free presidential election in its history. But, in the weeks that followed, the parliament was dissolved and the military’s power expanded, dashing the hopes of Egypt’s young voters.

Credits: camera, producer and editor.