WVU faces controversy over price inequities and maintenance at new student housing

NOTE: I spent a few weeks working on this investigative piece that reveals West Virginia University’s unexplained rise in prices following the transformation of an apartment complex into a residence hall. The rental prices skyrocketed during the change, rising by nearly 35 percent. Although students didn’t notice the extreme jump in prices, I was able … Continue reading WVU faces controversy over price inequities and maintenance at new student housing

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Identity Crisis, White Hall council member, residents want their own zip code

NOTE: During a White Hall Town Council meeting, the council members discussed having its own zip code separate from the city of Fairmont's - an idea that had been brought up before but never fully looked into. This article required a large amount of research in order to be published, which I quickly began following … Continue reading Identity Crisis, White Hall council member, residents want their own zip code

A journalist’s perspective on handling ethical issues

Also posted to WVU Investigative Journalism's WordPress. A journalist’s career consists of making difficult, ethical choices. Some take a hazardous route, resulting in “fake news,” lawsuits, and other negative outcomes. Others follow what they believe in, doing their best to prevent unethical situations. Emily Daniels, the City Editor for The Journal in Martinsburg, WVa., recalled … Continue reading A journalist’s perspective on handling ethical issues