I was working a weekend reporting shift when I was forwarded an email announcing the death of a beloved Chapman law school professor. I wrote an obituary about her, her work and the impact she had on others’ lives. Then, I started and continued updating a collection of memory’s about Darmer that streamed in after people read my story. Due to high reader interest in the story, I continued reporting on Darmer during the week and posted that it was probed, and later confirmed, a suicide and I posted that a vigil was planned and then followed up with photos from the vigil.
Archive for Narratives
An almost-drowning off the shore of Laguna Beach turned into a narrative on the rescue. While working a cops weekend shift I was able to interview people and write a full story about how the girl was saved.
Covering tourism in Orange County meant a chance for me to cover the worldwide tourism giant – Disney. That included covering ride openings such as Toy Story Mania. At a time when hundreds of media outlets regurgitated the same Disney press release news I was able to offer a different perspective. My story on the opening included other coverage (links below), but the main story (link above) looks at what the new ride means for the Disney-Pixar relationship and the company’s future.