These selected articles highlight Emily’s writing abilities, reporting diligence and versatility.
The (Champaign, Ill.) News-Gazette | Jan. 13, 2013
A Holocaust survivor reflects on faith. Ranked 14th nationally in the Hearst Journalism Award for personality profile reporting in 2012-2013. Published in Slices of Life, an anthology of literary feature writing edited by Walt Harrington (2013)
Breast cancer survivors forge bond through dragon boat racing
Washington Post | Aug. 23, 2012
Few have the strength that these women do.
A glimpse into a night with CU’s new pedicab service
buzz Magazine | Sept. 29, 2011
What a pedicab driver sees on a Friday night at a Big Ten campus in a detail-driven narrative style. Hearst Journalism Award nominee for feature writing in 2011-2012
Free art, museums and city tours? Yes, here and abroad
Los Angeles Times | Sept. 4, 2013
Montreal art and DC Brau and Millennium Park: These are a few of my favorite free things.
CU-CitizenAccess | July 24, 2013
A four-month analysis of 9,000 statement of economic interest forms from government officials in Champaign County, showing the ineffectiveness of state law.
Frustration grows with community garden’s lack of water
CU-CitizenAccess | March 13, 2013
Document-based reporting project following the three-year progression of a stalled community garden
What’s A ‘Glitch,’ Anyway? A Brief Linguistic History
NPR.org | Oct. 24, 2013
Taking a look at the use of the word in the context of Healthcare.gov. This article inspired an on-air All Things Considered story.
In a two-party country, one presidential hopeful faces steep odds
Scripps Howard News Service | July 11, 2012
Why is it so hard for independent parties to get attention? Hearst Journalism Award nominee for enterprise reporting in 2012-2013
NPR.org | Sept. 17, 2013
Examining a California school district’s policy to monitor its students’ social networks. Whether or not its right — will it work?
Proposal would reduce federal deficit with tax, Medicare reforms
Scripps Howard Foundation Wire | June 19, 2012
The makers of the Rivlin-Domenici plan, a tax proposal commonly mentioned during the 2012 presidential election, defend their ideas before the Senate
Olympia Fields man returns POW bracelet
Chicago Sun-Times | May 26, 2011
Two veterans, from thousands of miles away, connect through a rediscovered Vietnam relic.
Hot dog cart owner battling Worth to stay open
The (Tinley Park, Ill.) SouthtownStar | July 5, 2011
How one man fought the establishment through a hot dog cart