Here, you’ll find my writing of traditional word count-based articles, unrestricted digital articles, and preliminary TV scripts.
NBC News invents the script for a twice-daily Snapchat news show – embargoed story about a new platform initiative
Expanding post-Y Combinator, OMGDigital wants to win the African millennial media market – an in-depth feature on the nuts and bolts of a news outlet
Vox’s healthcare newsletter (with ads sold out) is filling a role beyond “articles on the Internet” – reporting on a timely trend in the industry
The Wall Street Journal shutters 8 blogs: The “tools for telling” stories have changed – daily story reported during a holiday weekend received more views than usual
Verizon shows Yahoo News Digest, a finite news app, the door – daily story reporting on an industry trend
Two-Time Cancer Survivor Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro, Raises $120K for Research: I interviewed the cancer survivor, wrote this article, and developed a gallery using the photos provided by the survivor. The station later featured her in a news segment on the story as well.
March Election: What to Know About Measure S: I wrote the web explainer breaking down the facts behind the Measure S supporters, opponents, and the ballot itself, in addition to assisting the reporter with the content for the newscast segment.
Man Deported 5 Times Since 1998 Charged in DUI Crash That Killed North Hills Woman: This is one example of dozens of stories I produced for the NBC4 website, writing it based off of the raw and edited content sent in by a reporter and a photographer.
In addition to my web articles, event logs, and news briefings, I also wrote VOs, SOTs, and packages, some of which were preliminary and some of which were actually used in the shows. You can see a compilation of scripts here: Christine Schmidt KNBC Sample Scripts
Life, and a Death, in Mount Greenwood: the most personal story I’ve written to date, after an off-duty officer shot and killed a black man in the neighborhood where I grew up. I wrote this with the goal of giving a comprehensive picture of the environment in which this happened. [Cover story]
What it means to be young, gay and Muslim in the wake of Orlando – Sunday A1 feature
Once a downtown eyesore, Dallas’ Butler Bros. Building is ready for residents – Monday A1 feature
Almost American: Celebrating the 4th of July while stuck in citizenship limbo – holiday A1 feature
Downtown and the Cedars look to bridge the Canyon that divides them – collaborative project with transportation reporter named Dallas’s best reporter in 2016
Continuing coverage after five officers were gunned down in an ambush on July 7, 2016:
Who was Micah Johnson? [contributing credit]
Looking back: Aramark’s history on campus – enterprise story, reported over multiple months
Most of my articles at the Maroon come from my time as a staff reporter; in September 2014 I became a News Editor and focused my time more on managing and editing the section, including mentoring new writers with their articles. I also served as Senior News Editor, providing guidance and support with in-depth and breaking news as needed.
From an Ivory Tower to an Anchor Institution – quarter-long investigation into the University of Chicago’s civic engagement policy as the office ramped up its outreach ahead of the Obama Presidential Library bid process
UCSC newsletter | UCSC gives thanks – November 26, 2014, via MailChimp, to more than 2,000 subscribers