Harvest of Change
While at the Des Moines Register, in summer 2014, I reported in-depth on family farms in Iowa and how they reflect changes in demographics, technology, family structure, immigration and global business. The pioneering five-day series, “Harvest of Change,” was complemented by virtual reality technology and 360-degree video for the Oculus Rift headest, the first journalistic endeavor of its kind.
"Harvest of Change" was presented at the Online News Association conference in Chicago, September 2014. It won Murrow, SABEW, APME and Gannett awards for innovation.
I was named a Livingston Award finalist for my work as the lead reporter on this groundbreaking project. The Livingston Awards recognize work from journalists under 35.
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The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists honor outstanding achievement by professionals under the age of 35 in local, national and international reporting.
The largest all-media, general reporting prize in American journalism, the Livingston Awards judge print, broadcast and online entries against one another, a practice of increasing interest as technology blurs the traditional distinctions between the branches of journalism.