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Atletico Ottawa season recap

The following article for Capital Current highlights and analyzes how Atletico Ottawa found success in 2022 on their way to finishing first place in the Canadian Premier League standings and previews their first-ever home playoff game with a trip to the CPL Finals on the line. I've also written several stories for Capital Current about the economy like how high inflation affects consumers and businesses.

Josh Cassidy's journey to the Commonwealth Games

The following profile on Josh Cassidy for the Ottawa Sports Pages details his difficult journey back to the international stage after a serious injury and the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench into his career plans. After missing out on the Tokyo games, he put a lot of time and effort into perfecting his craft to ensure his spot in the 2022 Commonwealth games in England.  

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Photo: © Matt Zambonin/Atletico Ottawa/Freestyle Photography

Top 10 NHL Forwards so far: 2022/23

This analytical commentary for The Hockey News ranks the top 10 forwards in the NHL a month into the 2022/23 regular season based on production and their overall benefit to and influence on their team. 

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Photo: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens' basketball midseason recap

This year for the Charlatan, I have served as the beat reporter for men's soccer, football, and women's basketball and occasionally covered men's hockey games. I typically write analytical pieces that use stats in a given game to contextualize the team's performance over the season, such as this piece which details how the Ravens' women's basketball team finds the most success on the court.

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Photo: Spencer Colby - The Charlatan

Canadian Baseball Network

In September 2022, I covered the Canadian Futures Showcase, which highlights the best amateur baseball talent in Canada and enables them to further their dream of playing professionally, for the Canadian Baseball Network. I wrote a handful of game recaps, highlighting the biggest storylines.

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Photo: Adamo Marinelli, Sept. 24, 2022

Ottawa Citizen - Postmedia

In 2023, I served as a general reporter intern for the Ottawa Citizen covering breaking and local Ottawa news including how Winterlude has adapted to the mild winter, Ottawa adding 23 new speed cameras across the city in 2023, the Merivale Transmission Station's $245 million expansion set to begin this Spring, a feature on the late Jean Pierre Muller, a well-known French chef in Ottawa and how local organizations in Ottawa are still doing all they can to help displaced Ukrainians one year after Russia's initial invasion of Ukraine among others unique stories.

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Photo by Bruce Deachman /Postmedia

Freelance for Atletico Ottawa, Ottawa Blackjacks and Ottawa Redblacks

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Ollie Bassett shines, scoring twice to vault himself to the top of the CPL Golden Boot Race tied with Forge striker Terran Campbell; Atletico Ottawa defeated Valour FC 3-1 to improve to second place in the CAN PL. Photo: Matt Zambonin/ Freestyle Photography.  Another Atletico Ottawa piece can be found here.

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Ottawa Blackjacks' forward Deng Adel scored a game-high 28 points, however, it wasn't enough as Ottawa lost a 90-89 heartbreaker to the Vancouver Bandits and now have to host the East semifinal against Scarborough to clinch their ticket to Championship weekend in Vancouver. Photo© Ansh Sanyal, CEBL

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Despite the Ottawa Redblacks' 25-24 loss against the Montreal Alouettes, backup QB Tyrrell Pigrome shone, scoring two rushing touchdowns to cut into the Alouettes' early lead. Photo: courtesy of Ottawa Redblacks' Instagram: @CFLRedblacks

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Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee

Calgary Dinos set record in rivalry game

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Photo: Calgary Dinos Media Team

Carleton campus news

In addition to covering sports for the Charlatan, I also cover campus and national news, including Carleton's Senate approving an exploratory credit program for first-year students.

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Graphic: Sara Mizannojehdehi

Ottawa Redblacks beat reporter

During the 2022 CFL regular season, I served as the Ottawa Redblacks beat reporter for 613 Sports. I recapped and analyzed each game and compared stats and trends from each game to judge the team's performance, strengths, and weaknesses at each point during the season. This piece highlights the Redblacks' inability to move the ball and score points against the Stampeders, an issue that haunted them in previous games.

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Photo: Ottawa Redblacks.com

How high inflation impacts consumers

In this multimedia feature for Capital Current, I explored why inflation in Canada was very high, what caused it, and what potential solutions to combat inflation were in addition to talking to consumers and businesses to see how they have been impacted by the high commodity prices caused by inflation. Multiple infographics and audio clips are embedded into the story for added context.

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Photo: Adamo Marinelli, September 2022

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In this analytical column for The Hockey News, I delved deep into the statistics and analyzed every team's offseason moves including trades, acquisitions, departures, and draft picks to determine one overachiever, one underachiever, and one x-factor in each division ahead of the 2023/24 NHL season. 

Photo: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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In my latest analytical column for The Hockey News, I analyze the job security of a handful of coaches heading into the 2023/24 NHL season and examine why they are on the hot seat and what they'll need to do to get off the hot seat.

Photo: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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I am the Atletico Ottawa beat writer for Total Soccer News in 2024. I write analytical articles recapping each game, using statistics, analytics, and trends to contextualize the results. I identify patterns in their game that lead to success. This piece covers Ottawa's season-opening 2-1 win vs York United. Photo: Tim Austen/Freestyle Photography

Editing, fact-checking, multimedia & social media

The Hockey News

Two articles that I edited for grammar, spelling, syntax, style, and content and fact-checked to ensure all facts, statistics, numbers, and dates were correct are a Q&A with hockey legend Bryan Trottier and a story about Peter Lukko, Executive Chairman at Sunrise Sports & Entertainment LLC talking about Mullett Arena's development.

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Photo: Brad Penner/USA Today Sports

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Photo: Patrick Breen/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

Capital Current - multimedia graphics

Most of my stories with Capital Current include compelling multimedia graphics that help contextualize a certain topic in my story or provide an additional interactive element to the story. Examples include how rising inflation increased the cost of essential goods in the Consumer Price Index from 2021 to 2022 and a graphic explaining Canada's performance at each World Cup qualifier since their last World Cup qualification in 1986 to their most recent appearance (the 2nd in country history) in 2022.

Ottawa Sports Pages

Each day during the Canada Summer Games, Ottawa Sports Pages put out a daily newsletter highlighting each day's events. I fact-checked each newsletter to ensure all dates, facts, numbers, and statistics were accurate and edited it for content, style, spelling, and grammar. Link

I also created and edited content on social media to advertise the daily newsletter.

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