Electronic Waste

Tracking America's electronic waste

I reported and produced this story with co-producer Katie Campbell as part of EarthFix, an environment-focused Regional Journalism Center based in the Pacific Northwest and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The video, produced for PBS NewsHour and our Northwest public media partners, was one piece of an expansive reporting project that included local and international radio stories, online multimedia content and a long-form written story with additional reporting. Katie and I led reporting with help from a broad team of other producers and editors that included data visualists, web designers, and reporters in Hong Kong. It was nominated for best explanatory reporting at the Online News Association's 2016 awards and earned a Northwest Emmy for public affairs reporting. The story also led to the investigations in Hong Kong, Washington and Oregon into e-waste recycling practices, and led to prison sentences for two Seattle-based business owners convicted of defrauding recycling customers.

Co-Producer / Writer / Reporter/ Photographer

with Katie Campbell