NHL Beat Coverage

Predators captain Shea Weber answers questions from the media outside the locker room at Bridgestone Arena after the team reported for training camp in September. I am at left wearing the blue shirt in this shot. AP Photo / Mark Humphrey.

I served as the Nashville Predators beat writer for The Tennessean during the 2014-15 season from training camp in September until the All-Star Break in late January.

I worked hard to write accurate, informative and engaging stories with the ever present deadline of a 24/7 news cycle to grow digital readership. I promoted the coverage in social media spaces, produced iPhone videos and enjoyed interacting with fans.

Below are links to some of my best work:

Gameday Experience: A chronological sample of my digital coverage during a 14-hour period.

Enterprise: Front-page story on the behind the scenes logistics.

Breaking/Hard News: The All-Star Game is coming to Nashville.

Player Profile: Sports cover story looks closer at Pekka Rinne and new goaltending coach Ben Vanderklok.

Interactive: Buzzfeed style.

Analysis: A trend-style story.

Mobile video: iPhone produced on deadline.