Producing succinct pieces concerning complex international news items was a continually inspiring challenge. The first and third pieces listed here are particularly germane as I produced, edited, and voiced each one. I also wrote the accompanying articles. The piece on the Pakistan school attack is a good example of how I frequently needed to work with multiple journalists, oftentimes spread around the globe, in order to produce stories focused on international events.
Before dawn on a freezing February morning, Amar Bakshi watched as a crane lifted a gold-colored shipping container off a flatbed truck outside the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Conn. As diplomats consider a deal over Iran’s nuclear program, the shipping container is Mr. Bakshi’s attempt at restoring a relationship with that country.
Mr. Bakshi, a Yale graduate student and artistic entrepreneur, enlisted a team based in the United States and Iran to transform the shipping container into a communications portal. Equipped with videoconference applications, the portal allows people in the two countries to have conversations with one another...READ ON NYTIMES.COM
Along the border between Iraq and Turkey, guards are keeping a watchful eye out for oil smugglers. Oil from the Islamic State’s territories feeds an estimated $1 million a day into the organization’s coffers and is an essential part of its financing.
The smuggling routes are decades old, and corruption – in the oil fields, along the pipelines and across borders – provides significant economic incentives for many...READ ON NYTIMES.COM