Keith Mellnick likes to get away. The Washington, D.C.-based freelance photographer spent the past two-and-half years traveling the world, taking pictures and blogging about far away places, such as the Togean Islands in Indonesia. “It’s exactly how I imagined being on the edge of the earth,” Mellnick says. “Perfect water, beautiful, no access to anything – it’s not often that you actually feel like you’re in your fantasies as a child.”
A review of trip history by users of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare program (CaBi) reveals that a large proportion of late-night bike rides originate from popular nightlife destinations, begging the question, do CaBi users bike drunk? The short answer? Probably. The analysis looked at over 560,000 trips based on data obtained on CaBi’s website from Apr.-Jun.Continue reading Data suggest drunk cycling among DC’s Capital Bikeshare users
This is a video for my news item assignment. It was originally going to be a preview of my final project, which I thought was going to be a larger piece about urban beekeeping. The assignment was meant to be around 30 seconds, and “newsy.” To make it feel more newsy I had added narration.Continue reading Urban Beekeeping with Matt and Maggie (Comm-632)
I produced this short video “Staycation: Pilot Episode” for Backpack Video Journalism, a class I am taking at AU toward my graduate degree in Interactive Journalism.Continue reading Staycation! (A short travelogue for Comm-632)
Washington, D.C.-based artist Jamie Langhoff creates beautiful works of art using fabric appliqué. She stitches together pieces of fabric to create artwork that – at first glance – look like paintings. Langhoff started learning fabric appliqué in college, but wasn’t able to commit full time until she quit her job as a sous chef lastContinue reading Jaime Langhoff – Seeing in Fabric (Audio Slideshow)
On Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner went on a shooting rampage that killed six and wounded 13, including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D). Police released his mug shot the following Monday, Jan. 10, revealing a man with a maniacal grin, shaved head, and a slightly crazed look in his eyes. It essentially gave the impression that Loughner is insane.