Welcome to the portfolio of Sam Guzik, a multimedia journalist based in New York City.

Guzik is a multimedia journalist specializing in visual and interactive storytelling. Currently, he is a multimedia producer for Newsday.com. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Open Seat: A documentary following New York’s 3rd CD

“Open Seat” is a serial documentary produced by Sam Guzik for the editorial board.

Congressman Steve Israel was a rising star within the House Democratic leadership, with prominent committee assignments and influence with the President.

He shocked political observers in Washington and on Long Island when he announced in January that he wouldn’t seek re-election.

The campaign began as soon as Israel made his announcement in January, 308 days before the election.

The project will follow developments in the 3rd Congressional District with posting regular video updates. There will be additional chapters through election day and until January, when a new representative is sworn in.

Click here to view the first chapter of the series or visit newsday.com/openseat.


amExpress newsletter screenshotamExpress is a daily e-mail newsletter from amNewYork that takes readers inside the news, events and people who define the New York experience. It is an attempt to reimagine the role of a newspaper columnist in a digital world.

I managed the launch of the newsletter — from defining the project’s initial concept to working with Mark Chiusano, the first amExpress columnist. I help Mark refine his column ideas, edit for clarity and style and shape the column’s web presence. I also work with amNY’s marketing department to increase the newsletter’s reach.

For more information, and to sign up, visit amny.com/amexpress.

amNewYork is a free, daily paper distributed to commuters in New York City. It is owned by and shares an editorial board with Newsday.

The Point


The Point is Newsday editorial board’s daily newsletter taking you behind closed doors into the New York political scene. It is a must-read for those who want exclusive insights into local, city and state politics and policy.

Features include:

  • The Daily Point: Analysis, discussion and opinion on today’s top issues
  • Talking Point: What “got us talking” today, as well as the spin and who’s spinning.
  • Pencil Point: Editorial cartoonists satirize newsmakers of the week
  • Pointed: A roundup of the day’s best commentary in the state — who’s saying what about whom and what it means.

I helped to manage the launch of the newsletter and am part of the team that develops the daily content.

For more information, and to sign up, visit newsday.com/thepoint.

What would you tell the pope?


Pope Francis’ visit to New York City was one of the most highly anticipated news events in 2015. In preparation for his visit, Newsday asked readers what messages they wanted to deliver to the pope.

The project — which involved collaboration between Newdsay, amNewYork and News12 — received more than 450 high-quality submissions from users across the tri-state area. Selected submissions were posted on the Madison Square Garden marquee prior to the pope’s mass there.

I was the primary project manager and developer for this project, responsible for building, moderating and promoting the page.

Election 2014: Endorsement guide

Endorsement guide

The Editorial Board wrote endorsements in all of Long Island’s State Assembly and State Senate races and in races for Congress, Governor, Attorney General and State Comptroller. Online, the endorsement guide included more than 50 videos and issue-by-issue breakdowns of key races.

I was responsible for managing the production and editing all of the Board’s video content. In addition, I oversaw the presentation and promotion of endorsements online to ensure that they reached the largest possible audience with the greatest possible impact.

See the complete endorsements package here.

Matt Davies’ political cartoons website

Matt Davies website

To feature the work of Newsday’s new editorial cartoonist, I built a new tool to display, sort and share political cartoons.

Previously, Newsday featured cartoons in a photo gallery. Users were able to see the cartoons, but they could not share or discuss them individually. The new tool provides a unique, permanent URL for each cartoon and allows users to quickly filter and sort cartoons by topic. Each cartoon is individually indexed by search engines, another improvement over the previous system.

The cartoons website functions as a WordPress plugin, so other Newsday staff members can quickly use the same template.

The project was built using PourOver.js and Sammy.js.

Click here to see it in action.