Featured Reported Work

FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES | “Doulas Hope to Regain Momentum as Covid Restrictions Ease” — When Camille A. Thomas began feeling labor pains, her first call was not to her doctor. It was to her doula.

FOR THE JUGGERNAUT | “Life in Limbo — This project focuses on Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka who have been living in South India, in some cases, since 1990. Like many others of her generation, Jayadevi (pictured above), fled Sri Lanka under duress during the civil war.  Read the full story here.

FOR LITERARY HUB |In the Aftermath of Civil War, a Writing Workshop Aims for Peace” — In April, Lit Hub published the story I wrote on a literary reconciliation program in Sri Lanka, reported with the support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

FOR THE EAST BAY EXPRESS (Cover Story) | Birthing Inequity” an award-winning* collaborative multimedia report — While she was carrying her third child, Tanisha Fuller had to convince her hospital caretakers that something was really wrong. It was 2003, she was six months pregnant, and she was unsure of what was happening to her. Continue reading here.

FOR NARRATIVELY | “The Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Who Found Her Voice When She Lost Her Clothes” — Shelbie Dimond drops her high-waisted jeans, shirt, bra, and thong into a pile beside her camera kit. She looks over Hollywood’s rooftops from a large patio. Strangers amble out of the house, smoking cigarettes or chasing their dogs. Continue reading here.

student profiles 

Nayomi Munaweera | Kim Magowan | Patricia Powell | Roscoe Mitchell** | Juliana Spahr

crime, courts, & justice reporting for Oakland North

OPD gets $50,000 grant to lower alcohol sales to minors | Study shows Oakland police less respectful toward black motorists | Man dies in custody after Oakland police deploy taser | PODCAST SEGMENT! >> Tales of Two Cities: While You Were Sleeping | Healthcare experts break down how new birth control rules will affect Californians | Protestors demand answers to death of man tased by Oakland police | AUDIO SLIDESHOW! >> Youth-led environmental group donate items to a climate legacy time capsule

*Awarded: Robert Whittington Award for Exceptional Reporting, August 2018
*Awarded: Salute to Excellence Award, National Association of Black Journalists, August 2018
**This story received Honorable Mention for Best Feature Story from the California College Media Association in 2016.