Check out photographs from along the U.S./Mexico border on the New York Times’ website. Contributions from myself and colleagues, including an award-winning shot taken by collaborator Murphy Woodhouse. Most of mine are from my Instagram feed, which you can see now on the left-hand side of my blog.
Barrio Bewery head brewer Abe Figueroa and manager Reyna Rodriguez talk about beer in Tucson, Arizona. Another multimedia project for Advanced Reporting at the University of Arizona, this mini-documentary was shot over two days at the Barrio Brewery in Tuscon, Arizona. I hung out with Reyna at the bar one late afternoon, and then met Abe at dawn for a six-hour shoot inside the brewery during the mashing process. Two things I would change if deadlines parental and academic weren’t [...]
Old starting boxes rust near the last greyhound track West of the Missouri River, in Tucson, Ariz. 17 September, 2011 (Photo by ST McNeil) SOUTH TUCSON, Ariz. – Planks and pipes litter the floor under dusty betting stalls in the former clubhouse of the Tucson Greyhound Park. Floodlights bathe the track outside and pour through large windows into the empty hall’s shadows. The bar is closed, but the dogs still run. The mechanical rabbit silently flashes past, followed a [...]
On August 18, 2011, I will begin graduate studies at the University of Arizona. Split between the schools of Journalism and the recently renamed Middle East and North Africa, my dual Masters tracks’ classes will focus on Arabic development, transboundary resource tension, and the latest newstech. Many family and friends offered me a range of advice and counseled wisely from Hiroshima to DC, Boerne to Bellingham. I greatly, deeply appreciated the 23 replies I got with thoughtful words. This combined wisdom – [...]