KOMU.com is the central news source for KOMU TV-8. Over the past two years, I have worked on the websites content, multimedia delivery and maintenance. With the changing landscape of journalism I have found ways to use platforms beyond broadcast to deliver compelling news to a wide range of media consumers. Throughout my time working on KOMU.com, I have learned a great deal of web skills. Below you will find samples of some of the stories I have worked on at KOMU.com. My expertise includes: taking advantage of social media sites such as Flickr, AVID Content Manager, Twitter, Blogger, Adobe Flash and Photoshop.
Blogging During Hurricane Gustav
In 2008, I was dispatched to the center of disaster in Livingston, LA with a Boone Electric crew from Columbia, Missouri. During the time, I stayed connected to viewers at home with alternate methods since I wasn't able to file live reports. On the road, I was able to file blogs to stay connected with viewers. You can read my experiences here. I also took numerous photos, of which you can view here.
Troops Prepare for Iraq
I worked really hard on this story's web version. I added extended interviews to the story and teased them when the package aired at 6 p.m. Viewers were also able to view a photo slideshow of which I gathered the images for along with gathering all the other elements for the story in the field. This shows my flexability as a reporter. Click here to view the story. The slideshow is below:
Woman's Imparity Helps Others
On this particular story, I added pictures to advance the story. As a web editor, I am also responsible for accessing the video on NewsCutter and sending it to the web to add to the story. For this particular story, I added a slideshow via Flickr. Click here to view the entire story.