Soy un friki (I'm a total nerd). The majority of my daily-news diet has to do with microbiome research. So, it's a real treat when I get to put some of this to use. Here's a quickie social-media video I produced.
My first print and video feature out of my Barcelona, Spain highlights an innovative campaign here to advance the social health of those facing dementia.
It's always a treat to focus on underreported international stories of empowerment. Here's to many more in the coming months.
James Allison won the Nobel prize for medicine this year. A video profile I did of him in 2014 explains why.
A strong relationship with your neighbors may help you survive a disaster. But many people don’t even know those who live nearby. Nextdoor, a social networking site and app, aims to help people connect.
My latest video on how Californians turned to social media network Nextdoor for earthquake relief.
Gluten-Free Diet: Healthy?
Gluten-Free Diet: Healthy or Just a Fad?
Consumers are inundated with competing claims about how – and what — they should eat. Even a once tiny trend like the gluten-free diet has turned into a blockbuster. But is a diet without gluten really healthy?
Since producing this video, I scrutinize food labels.
What Shot Down MH17?
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down over Ukraine Thursday after being hit by a surface-to-air missile like the Buk-M2 anti-aircraft system.
I filed this video report on the capabilities of the sophisticated weapons system.
Beer-Chugging Runners Gut it Out
A video I produced featuring the digestive-athletic event: Beer-mile racing.
The rules: Chug four beers and run a mile. Do it in under 4:57 and you break the world record.
(The work I do at WSJ is so varied. Within a week, I reported on the serious implications of the Isla Vista Shooter followed by this quirky beer-chugger competition.)
Preventing Elliot Rodger
When there are serious concerns that someone is dangerous, as was the case with alleged Santa Barbara gunman Elliot Rodger, what is required of health professionals and police in preventing potential violent acts? I investigate in this video report.
Tech Me Out at the Ballgame
I shot a tech report last week in S.F. at the Giants vs Dodgers game...in my Dodger-blue jacket. I got some sideways glances from the players and a "what were you thinking" from my husband. Little do folks know our son (who left the hospital sporting a Giants jersey) shares his name with a Giants player.
The video report focused on how Apple's iBeacon technology is being used to engage fans at the ballpark.
I produced a segment on the missing Boeing 777. It's an attempt to cut through the misinformation and summarize what we know thus far.
If deliberate action caused the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, who on board may be responsible? WSJ's Linda Freund reports. Video here.
Digest of Linda Freund's multimedia work.