My name is Flora. Currently I’m a multimedia journalist working out of CBC Kitchener-Waterloo and Hamilton. I work in digital and radio mostly. Some days I will also film and edit a TOV for a multimedia piece.
Video is my favourite medium. Nothing compares to capturing the emotion I’ve drawn out of my subject and finding the best way to assemble that footage so it hits your heart just the right way.
I can’t say I remembered everything I learned for my BSc in biology, but I’m comfortable with reading scientific articles in academic journals. My areas of interest outside of health and science include education and social welfare.
A multimedia piece on an arts camp for children with special needs, including a photo feature for online, a short video showing snippets for the grand performance and an audio piece played on K-W’s morning show.
It’s ‘a contradiction’ that we condemn eating dogs but not pigs, says Guelph professor
Susan Nance explores why North Americans find eating dogs so upsetting
A follow-up story on a dog rescue effort by Humane Society International in a South Korean dog meat farm.
Waterloo’s TheHub almost ready, but tenants unhappy with ongoing work
TheHub tenants say Accommod8u committed false advertising, with units not up to standard
A follow-up story on woes of tenants dealing with a company that delayed their move-in and then had issues finishing units to the advertised standards.
‘Scared and cowardly,’ woman says she sexually abused child because she was told to
Hamilton police charged her after discovering 7-year-old was listed on Craigslist as available for sex
A review of what happened in one trial of an accused sex offender.
Snowy owls arrive in Hamilton area, but bad fortune is waiting
‘They’re not used to looking for a car or a truck coming,’ says terrestrial ecologist
A season-appropriate story about snowy owls that arrive in southwestern Ontario but face difficulties with cars and aggressive photographers.
McMaster students pitch in to honour ‘Friendly Frank,’ the singing bus driver
‘He’s a really, really great guy. He makes my day every single morning,’ says one rider
Continued the work of another reporter by visiting Frank, interviewing him by video and creating a TOV for social media.
Technical & software skills
CMS: Polopoly, WordPress, Cascade, working knowledge of HTML & CSS
Audio: DALET, Adobe Audition, Audacity, Hindenburg, Marantz Professional recorder
Video: AVID, iMovie, industry-standard Sony TV cameras, Adobe Premiere, After Effects
Graphic: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign