Drilling Through Danger

Project: Drilling Through Danger

Story: Over a 12-year span, an oil and gas worker died once every three months on average in Colorado.

Team: Primary photography by RJ Sangosti. Video storytelling by Lindsay Pierce. I served as the photo editor.

Results: The Colorado legislature changed laws to make more reporting required.

Awards: Our team was awarded both the Community Service Emmy and the Emmy for overall excellence.

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Four Lives, One Last Chance: A Year in Drug Court

Photojournalist Sangjib-Min spent a year documenting the first group of drug court participants. The program had worked well in other cities and provides a good second chance to those who want it. 

Rather than immediate incarceration, participants can attend counseling and support meetings and work through their addiction 

The Burning Season: Wildfires in Colorado

Over a single, tragic summer, Colorado experienced the worst flooding and fire season on record.

Fires swept through entire subdivisions, moving in so quickly, residents didn’t have time to gather belongings  and left them wondering if their homes had made it through. Many families lost everything they had.

Sunday World Feature Pages

Published each Sunday, world news focus pages allowed me to publish some of the great work I was seeing from Getty, New York Times and AP.   

I would first research stories from the week, finding related images and editing through hundreds of photographs. I wrote short blocks of copy for added context.

Aurora Theater Shooting: Another Massacre in Colorado

A newsroom grows quiet after midnight. Down to just a couple digital producers, The Denver Post was no different as July 19 gave way to the 20th. Just 39 minutes into that summer day, the quiet was shattered.

An Aurora, Colorado, police dispatcher calmly put out a call for units to head to a movie theater to check out reports of shots fired.

With reporters, photographers and videographers blanketing the scene, the horrific details were published through social media and denverpost.com: 12 dead; 58 injured; panicked survivors; chaos at the 16-screen theater.

Once again, Colorado would be ground zero to mass murder.

Gregory L. Moore, editor

Colorado Christmas

Each holiday season, a photojournalist from The Denver Post would hit the road for a month, traveling the back roads of Colorado in search of signs of the holiday spirit.

Helen and I discussed the idea of the log cabins in the snow and she spent time researching possible locations.

Denver Post Democratic National Convention Poster


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