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    A few stories I've written about entrepreneurs, weird apps and business endeavors.
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Tech and Business Stories

I've been fortunate to write about a wide variety of topics during my career, including local/national tech and business endeavors. I've long been inspired by entrepreneurs and visionaries who work hard to build amazing things while making the process look so easy, and I'm proud that when I was editor at Gateway Media, I was selected to travel to SXSW and serve up daily blog, video and social media coverage for five of the company's high-traffic websites.
Cover story (print and digital) on how a coding program for local women aims to disrupt the tech industry's well-documented bias and harassment. Story for the Riverfront Times. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2q3rOs7
"2016 Best of St. Louis" feature for the Riverfront Times. Link: http://bit.ly/2tu1iqT
"2016 Best of St. Louis" feature for the Riverfront Times. Link: http://bit.ly/2sBbkGS
Blog post for BrainJet about AI that debuted at SXSWi. Link to full story (via Wayback Machine): http://bit.ly/2sMLrFI. Link to more SXSW coverage: http://bit.ly/2iSaAbw
Feature story (digital and print) for Alive magazine about chocolate entrepreneur Shawn Askinosie. Link: http://bit.ly/2gMIXz6
Blog post for Riverfront Times about a tech toy startup that had launched in St. Louis. Since publishing this piece, Pixel Press has enjoyed national success, developing additional products. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2tvRkrO
Blog post for BrainJet about the deal that's keeping LeBron James rolling in the dough. Link: http://bit.ly/2tiCCET
Blog post for BrainJet about an immersive virtual reality game featured at SXSWi. Link to full story (via Wayback Machine): http://bit.ly/2siak8L. Link to more SXSW coverage: http://bit.ly/2iSaAbw
Blog post for Riverfront Times featuring crowdsourced information about St. Louis' pitch to finally bring high-speed fiber here. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2ttLwfL
Blog post for Riverfront Times about the lack of women in toys. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2rShe9l
Feature story (digital and print) for Riverfront Times about St. Louis musicians' licensing deals. Link: http://bit.ly/2slJlOk
Blog post for Riverfront Times about a convoluted bill to bring a series of summer concerts to St. Louis -- concerts that may marginalize local musicians. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2sUDQpH
Blog post for Riverfront Times about the neverending process to pass a bill to host a controversial series of concerts. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2rDCHhW
Blog post for BrainJet about hoax app Rumblr. Link: http://bit.ly/2tgTKuw
Blog post for Riverfront Times about Missouri's first mobile barber shop. Link: http://bit.ly/2v9cZDB
Feature story (print and digital) for Riverfront Times about the St. Louis Symphony and KETC-9's collaborative venture. Link: http://bit.ly/2slRpi6
Blog post for BrainJet about kid-targeted hacking. Link: http://bit.ly/2t6Tnib
Blog post for Riverfront Times about a local clothing company's latest successes. Link: http://bit.ly/2toFHmG
News feature (print and digital) about the big names who helped the National Blues Museum meet its fund raising goal. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2sBQRBQ
Sponsored blog post for Alive magazine, part of a digital promotional package that also included social media boosts and dedicated e-blasts. Link: http://bit.ly/2tiI0be
Blog post for BrainJet about the end of an era -- er, until Playboy changed its mind a year later. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2uduCl5
Blog post for BrainJet about Uber's super-successful kitten "app." Link: http://bit.ly/2tg589o
Blog post for Riverfront Times about how the fashion business can be awfully ugly. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2tOz3CI
Blog post for Riverfront Times about St. Louis' growing reputation as a music haven. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2sR27fM
Blog post for Riverfront Times about ways St. Louis record stores turn Black Friday on its ear. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2rSqWbN
Blog post for Riverfront Times featuring crowdsourced information about plans for St. Louis City and St. Louis County reunification. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2srbTo3
Blog post for Riverfront Times about a local video game house getting yet another honor. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2sBHe5Y
Cover story (print and digital) on how a traveling comic con that's making its way to St. Louis has changed its sometimes-sketchy business model over the years, leaving some comics fans out of the fun. Story for Riverfront Times. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2sr64Hp
Main feature (print and digital) about Wizard World's first foray into Minneapolis and why some comic book fans aren't happy about it. Original concept ran in St. Louis, and I conducted extra interviews to skin this version specifically for Minneapolis. Story for City Pages. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2tu337p
Blog post for City Pages about comic book shop owners who say Wizard World comic con purposely squashed their businesses.Served as a sidebar to my feature story above. Link to full story: http://bit.ly/2rDjjle