Traveling to Panama, I had a week to gather video and report for two full productions. The scopes of the story were very different as I immersed myself into international reporting. The content comes with tight windows. Upon return to the states, all production was forced to home due to COVID-19.
WHO AM I?
I am Matthew Cunha, a sports multimedia journalist who is passionate about sports and sharing those memorable stories. EMAIL – firstname.lastname@example.org
Canton still searching for closure
As the Coronavirus outbreak impacts sport journalism, this is one part of five on one of the teams impacted by the cancellation of the state final games. All five stories were highlighted in the Ledgers sport section on Monday, March 30th.
I am a Patriots fan who does not want Tom Brady back
In this piece, I don’t agree with conventional wisdom and state my mind
H.S. CROSS COUNTRY: Milton boys and girls nab EMass titles
This article consisted of several hours and hours of research to identify the proper people to watch out for in the region. On the day of, I tracked down appropriate athletes and coaches.
H.S. GIRLS SOCCER: Millis hands Hull heartbreak in South final again
A normal high sports final took a turn after a controversial non-goal. The coach would be ejected, forcing me to have to think on my feet. I gave him a call after the game and was able to integrate his voice. The original version had video of the non-call but would be removed after the Hull soccer account made their tweets private
H.S. FOOTBALL: A special connection for Archbishop Williams
This project took many trips and left turns. What started as a football preview, turned into a feature on two kids and their life growing up as friends and in football. The story came to fruition after finding out about their backstory in the original preview. After doing the reporting, I would soon find out one of the players was injured adding another wrinkle to the story
Homerism In Local Sports Broadcasting Markets To Audience, But Do Not Let It Go Too Far
This opinion project contained a lot of behind the scenes work to track down Red Sox play-by-play announcer Joe Castiglione. Once able to do that, I had to work his word into the words of my other sources.
LIVE: from the 2019 Patriots Rally
Nothing is more crazy than a rally in the streets of Boston. I was forced into the crowd and was able to get some shots of the most important people.
Sometimes Sports Can Be The Only Thing That Makes Sense
This opinion piece project allowed me to express a personal side of who I am and relate it to something else.