As head of the Catholic Church and by the force of his personality, Pope Francis has emerged as one of the world’s most influential and energetic leaders. In preparation for his visit, Newsday’s opinion section asked readers what messages they wanted to deliver to the pope. See the full project
Ahead of President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, the Newsday editorial board asked readers to evaluate Trump’s performance. Readers offered letter grades on seven tasks and extended feedback about how their opinions had changed since the election. See the full project
To feature the work of Newsday’s editorial cartoonist, Matt Davies, I built a 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 comment on them individually. The project was built using PourOver.js and Sammy.js. See it in action
Why was Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale fired? The answer has to do with close ties between top police officials and Nassau’s political class. The story of Dale’s resignation starts with Randy White, a 29-year-old Roosevelt man who testified to campaign irregularities that would keep former Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick off the ballot in Nassau’s county executive race. See the full project
Mourning Prayer is a short documentary following the closing weeks of Temple Emanuel at Parkchester, a conservative Jewish synagogue in the Bronx that closed after a history of more than 60 years.