Category Archives: Work samples

Fast Company work

Recently I’ve been doing work for Fast Company. While some of the it hasn’t made it into the magazine (the bane of every freelance writer), I’ve worked on interesting stories. Here are a few contributions I made to the recent … Continue reading

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London Olympics stories for Washington Times

I’m working on a series of Olympic features about athletes from the Washington, D.C.-area.     So far, I’ve written about McLean, Va. rowers Sam Stitt and Giuseppe Lanzone; Centreville, Va. field hockey player Claire Laubach and Germantown, Md. ping-pong … Continue reading

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Content migration, copy-refining for 4-H

Just a couple of examples of some of the work I did while executing a contract for MediaBarn at the 4-H club marketing office over a few weeks in the summer of 2010. The challenge was to migrate the content … Continue reading

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Scottie Reynolds is grinding – from Northern Virginia magazine

My feature on Scottie Reynolds, the former Herndon (Va.) High and Villanova basketball star, was in the November issue of the Northern Virginia magazine. Reynolds was one of the most challenging interview subjects I’ve ever tracked down, bouncing from a … Continue reading

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Washington Post contributions

I covered a pair of high school sports events for The Washington Post on Nov. 11 and 12, 2011. The first was a high school football playoff game between Lee and Hayfield. Lee won with a big second-half comeback. The … Continue reading

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Caroline and Katherine Coyer inspire piece

James Wagner of the Washington Post wrote a story last spring about Caroline and Katherine Coyer, twin basketball-playing sisters from Oakton (Va.) High School. I figured it was worth expanding upon. In the story are anecdotes from the Coyers and … Continue reading

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Tour de France in ESPN the Magazine

It was eight years ago, the summer of 2003, that I attended my first Tour de France. I only got to see the riders pass by me for an instant, on the stage from Pau to Bayonne, but it was … Continue reading

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Legacy Media Websites Need a Mobile Lesson

{N.B. – DPMG} I’d like to call this post “Giving The Finger to Legacy Media Sites,” but I know that’s not going to be picked up by search engines. I’m a Web journalist, and I bow down to search. No … Continue reading

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