Welcome to London’s recession Olympics
I pitched and wrote this analysis piece while working at CBC’s online features desk in Toronto. It highlights how the prevailing political and economic trends affected the 2012 Olympics in London and was featured on the CBC News national website.
ACCOUNTABILITY AND FOLLOW-UP
In February 2013, I filed a TV story about the myth of Asian buyers traveling to Vancouver to buy real estate during the Lunar New Year period. The piece featured two sisters who were supposedly shopping for a condo with their Chinese parents. But, the two women were actually employees of the marketing company, and that their manager had instructed them to pose as buyers. This is my follow-up TV piece on the consequences of real estate misconduct and the implications for Vancouver’s housing market.
LIVE RADIO REPORT
White Rock, B.C., fire prompts evacuation order, boil-water advisory
This CBC story evolved from a breaking news stub in the early morning to a full-length web package on the national webpage. I updated the story throughout the day with new details, quotes, images and a map.
MULTIMEDIA EVENT COVERAGE
B.C. powers Team Canada at Vancouver Rugby Sevens
The Vancouver stop on the World Rugby Sevens Series was a two-day international tournament held at BC Place. This story focuses on a local angle to an event with national interest. I curated and contributed to this companion piece and photo gallery of colourful fans, and also phoned in hourly live hits for radio broadcasts and filed wrap-up stories for morning newscasts.
A NEW ANGLE TO AN OLD STORY
How dearth of Canadian NHL teams will hit local economies
I wrote this feature to challenge the familiar narrative that a city’s economy suffers when the local sports team misses the playoffs. While visuals of empty bar stools and forlorn fans give that impression, economists say it’s simply not true. I found a local pub to back that up by saying its business boomed in non-playoff years because it drew non-hockey fans who otherwise might have stayed at home.
Super Bowl commercials are even worse in Canada
This was a freelance piece I pitched and wrote for Slate.com. It uses a more informal tone to convey to an American readership the annual frustration of Canadian Super Bowl viewers who missed out on the multimillion dollar U.S. ads due to CRTC regulations.
I pitched, shot, wrote and edited this story for CBC’s nightly TV newscast highlighting the team’s return to the MLS playoffs after missing out the previous season. I used a Sony ENG newsgathering camera to capture images and sound, and edited the story using Avid Media Composer.