Within my newsroom, we constantly challenge one another to innovate, and invent new ways of telling stories. We try to break the "rules" which have governed local news for decades, and entice viewers with something they haven't seen before. Here are a few recent examples.
Electric Limebikes suddenly showed up in several cities nationwide this year. I put one to the test.
Seattle was recently inundated with wildfire smoke, and our viewers were searching for relief. I showed them how to make an air filter fan for less than $20. This was one of our top videos for days.
I clipped a GoPro to a Seattle ferry during our recent smoky conditions to show how bad things got. NBC Nightly News used this video as the closing shot in one of their stories. It kind of says it all without the need for narration.
I wanted some soaring aerial shots for this story, so I took a GoPro on a gimbal stabilizer, and rigged it to a really long pole.
This was an experimental cooking show another reporter and I came up with. We wanted to share family recipes with a digital-only audience. We shot this pilot with my mom!