MJ Day Portfolio

Welcome to my MJ Day Portfolio!

Below you will find links and audio for stories I have worked on throughout the year. As most of you know, I returned to school in January after taking a break for two years to work as a radio journalist. That being said, this portfolio only includes stories and projects published since my return. You will find the entirety of my work for Capital News Service, as well as a sampling of stories from my time as a reporting intern with Voice of America and a freelancer for Free Speech Radio News. There is also a creative audio piece I submitted for a radio contest this summer and an example of when I live-Tweeted from an event. Thank you very much for taking the time to look at my work. I am looking forward to any constructive criticism and advice you may have for me during our panel discussion on MJ Day.

Capital News Service Best Works

As Second Health Insurance Enrollment Approaches, Advocates Work to Reach Asian Americans
(Published Nov. 14, 2014)

Translating Ebola: Getting Info to Those Who Don’t Speak English as a First Language
(Published Oct. 23, 2014)

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Right of States to Tax Out-of-State Income
(Published Oct. 2, 2014)

Maryland Health Care Exchange Premium Rates Expected to Increase
(Published Sept. 19, 2014)

Athletic Trainers Absent in Many Md. High Schools, Concerns Raised About Student Safety
(Published May 23, 2014 as part of JOUR-656 Advanced Kaiser Health Multimedia Reporting class project The Invisible Injury: Youth Concussions)

Other Capital News Service Work

Supreme Court Hears Md. Case Questioning The Taxing of Out-of-State Income
(Published Nov. 12, 2014)

Conference Looks At Community Health Workers’ Role in Improving Health Care Equity
(Published Oct. 29, 2014)

Members of Congress Question Obama Administration’s Handling of Ebola
(Published Oct. 24, 2014)

State Health Officials Say They’re Learning from Ebola Mistakes in Texas
(Published Oct. 17, 2014)

Health Officials Grilled on Ebola Response, Members of Congress Push for Travel Ban
(Published Oct. 16, 2014)

State Health Officials: Maryland is Prepared to Respond to Ebola
(Published Oct. 2, 2014)

Sen. Cardin Holds Briefing with Civil Rights Leaders on Racial Profiling Bill
(Published Sept. 16, 2014)

Republicans Grill Federal Officials Ahead of Second Obamacare Enrollment Period
(Published Sept. 10, 2014)

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Published for Capital News Service as part of JOUR-656 Advanced Kaiser Health Multimedia Reporting class project The Invisible Injury: Youth Concussions:

UVa. Center Considers Use of Telemedicine to Assess Sports Concussions
(Published May 21, 2014)
Juggling Act: Two Schools, One Athletic Trainer
(Published May 21, 2014)

OTHER WORKS

Voice of America

Asian-Americans Assume Office in Record Numbers
(Published Oct. 25, 2014)

Black Lung Benefits Become Political Issue in Kentucky
(Published Oct. 1, 2014 — This story was produced as part of my participation in the International Center for Journalists Community Health Reporting Fellowship Program, funded by the Hearst Foundations.)

Q&A with Frank Newport: Asians’ Thoughts on US Leadership
(Published April 29, 2014 — audio available via link)

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Free Speech Radio News

Keystone XL pipeline defeated in the U.S. Senate by one-vote margin
(Published Nov. 19, 2014)

Fast food workers stage national sit-ins and walk-outs
(Published Sept. 4, 2014)

Obama announces new program for veterans as I.G. probe finds ongoing problems
(Published Aug. 29, 2014)

Social Media Work

Sen. Ben Cardin was the keynote speaker at a forum on the future of public health advocacy at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore on Oct. 9, 2014. Capital News Service health care reporter Ashley Westerman live-Tweeted the address.

FELLOWSHIP

NEWS FROM THE PHILIP MERRILL COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM:
Westerman Wins Health Reporting Fellowship

BONUS

“Radyo Pinay: Where to Begin”: A creative collaboration with fellow Philip Merrill College student Regina Catipon for KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race, Topic: You Should Know (June 2014)

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