A selected sample of Josh's experiences in news package production are below. Josh's demo reel can be viewed here. All listed files and additional samples are available upon request.
A Custodian's Love
As a newspaper photojournalist, Rich Abrahamson was used to covering loss and death. Now, he's sharing another story of loss from his hometown through an exhibit at the Octagon in downtown Ames. But unlike most stories he covered, this one is personal. This story is the Region 7 winner in the 2020 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards in the TV Feature Reporting category. This story was also honored with a Student Production Award from the Upper Midwest Emmy Foundation.
The Next Bob Ross
Levi Chytka began painting for fun. He used it as a way to relieve stress from college and his job as a community adviser. The hobby soon taught him some important lessons about life, which he shares with the Geoffroy Hall community. He hopes to attend Bob Ross teaching courses in July 2020 after he graduates.
*Aired in first block of 10 p.m. newscast
Litomysl is a small town just south of Owatonna, Minnesota. For nearly 50 years, the town has hosted a summer festival. But even though the town is small, the town's faith runs deep.
The Iowa Historical Society brings the 170 years of state history to the people of Iowa, as an extension of the Des Moines based museum. The museum-on-wheels will make stops in all of Iowa's 99 counties over the next three years, among other stops.
TeenServe In Action
TeenServe volunteers from around the United States visit southeast Minnesota. One service group is helping make a Pine Island house feel like home for its owner, who faces some medical challenges and an uncertain diagnosis.
A Rochester Bowling Family
Mike Hane has worked at Colonial Lanes in Rochester for more than 25 years. A car crash left Hane with significant injuries and expensive medial bills. Now, Hane's bowling family is trying to help in the only way they know how.
*Lead photojournalist for this special project story
This story was produced for the KTTC NewsCenter's summer "On The Road" series. Worked collaboratively with reporter Jess Abrahamson.
To All Who Have Served, We Salute You
Thank you to all who have served in each branch of the United States Armed Forces, and all of those currently serving. We support you, and genuinely thank you for your sacrifice. Take time to recognize Veteran's Day, each year on November 11. This story was a finalist for the 2016 Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards.