Stories I’ve edited

‘What-if factor looms

– Photo: 03.25.2014 –

(Kansas City Star)

Before || After

A before-and-after look at my editing for a front page story about one of the University of Kansas’ best basketball players at the time.


‘Daily Deuce’

(Kansas City Star)

Examples of the witty and brief page two of the sports section, which I often put together. I compiled the stories, edited them, wrote headlines, chose photos and designed the pages.

– Click to enlarge. Photo: 01.04.2012 –
– Click to enlarge. Photo: 09.13.2011 –

– Photo: 09.04.2014 –

Front-page centerpieces

(Kansas City Star)

Front page || Inside page for 09.04.14

This near-deadline story was the product of teamwork. I edited the column and game story and wrote the decks, captions, jump headlines and overline.

Front page || Inside page for 03.29.2011

Excluding the stats and blurb underneath the subhead “The heat is on,” I also wrote all the display type — the hammer headline, deck, “Ready to Roll” box, cutlines and jump headline.

– Photo: 03.29.2011 –

Volunteer firefighters graphic

– Photo: 2006 –

(Columbia Missourian)

Before || After

This is a copy of a graphic I edited at one of our city newspapers, which was an on-site classroom for college journalism students. It includes my initial edits as well as the news editor’s when he looked at it after me.