January 2011 – April 2011 – St. Matthew’s House Times

http://buildingstmatts.wordpress.com <— read about our journey from an idea to a 20-page, full-color editorial publication.

Myself and four other students teamed up with St. Matthew’s House homeless shelter and the Naples Daily News to write and print a 20-page publication distributed to  subscribers to Naples News, the Bonita Banner and Marco Eagle. The newspaper is in effort to coerce the Bonita Springs City Council to approve the proposed expansion.

Print/delivery dates: April 22 & 23, 2011 to 100,00 homes in Lee & Collier County.

Click here to download a PDF copy

I was recently interviewed for my work with St. Matthew’s House in the Spring 2012 edition of Pinnacle Magazine.

 

September 2010 – Society of Professional Journalists’ Will Write For Food 2010

http://willwriteforfood2010.wordpress.com/

What happens when college journalists take over a homeless shelter newspaper?

Over Labor Day weekend, 2010, 18 student journalists from around Florida and a few out-of-state schools visited the COSAC shelter in Hollywood, Fla., which houses up to 150 of the homeless that government shelters can’t handle or refuse to take.

Those students worked Saturday evening and all day Sunday on an issue of the Homeless Voice, the nation’s second-largest homeless newspaper. They researched, reported, wrote, and shot video and audio for an entire upcoming special issue and website in 36 hours. This site is a collection of their work over the weekend. Click here to meet the students and advisers.

This program was hosted by the South Florida Society of Professional Journalists and the Florida College Press Association.

VIDEO:

Homeless outreach – This video was shot when I rode along in the shelter ambulance trying to bring people off of the street and back to the shelter.

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