Profiles of Aging in the Golden State
Published April 23, 2019
About this project
The California Dream is a collaborative of nonprofit news and public radio outlets, including KPCC, based across the state. For this project, a dozen reporters and editors were working from Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento to cover stories across the state about California's burgeoning senior populatiton and its effects.
I worked closely with the lead editor to conceive of the story topics that the project would cover and what elements might tie them together editorially and visually. Once we had a game plan, I worked closely with each reporter to gather data related to their story and to create a visualization for their story page and data points to include within their print and radio stories. I also worked with the photographer, who traveled to every story site to take pitcures and video, to map out a detailed art plan so he had a clear idea of what I needed in terms of visual assets, but he still had room for his creativity to shine through.
In the end, we were able to produce a website full of rich, compelling narratives but also a searchable senior resources page, related senior coverage and experts' predictions on the future for seniors as the fastest growing age group in California.
Data reporting and visualization
Radio Television Digital News Association's Regional Edward R. Murrow Award
Multimedia - 1st place