Most my journalism career has been spent as a sportswriter or science/environment writer. Much of that work appears elsewhere on either the Science or Sports pages. However, some of the more newsy items that I've written while working in sports appear here. Some columns appear on the Opinion page, and the sports reports and features appear on the Sports page.
My first real 'news' experiences were from the first class students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism take: Reporting and Writing I. We worked a beat -- usually a neighborhood in one of the boroughs of New York City, but in my case Englewood, N.J. -- and worked on stories on assigned topics throughout the semester. Some of the stories I filed for the class are also below.
One thing to keep in mind as you check some of the links is that newspapers get sold or change online publishing platforms. When they do, stories that were linked to the original sites can disappear—as has happened to all of my work for the Petersburg Progress-Index. So if the links don't work, my apologies. I can't always keep up with the changes.