Writing Samples


Rusconi’s American Kitchen — Restaurant of the Week

Arizona Highways

   100 Years of Tradition

Weekend Getaway - Tubac

Bridging the Gap

Burrowing Owls, Februrary 2011

Russ Kapp


Wildflower Hikes

[Web Stories]

Running Dry — Water conservationist Jon Waterman delves into the decreasing shores of the Western U.S.’s main water supply…the Colorado River.

Big Pictures Arizona’s little known film history is uncovered in Joe McNeill’s new book Arizona’s Little Hollywood.

Potential Energy Sunny and spacious, Arizona’s unused public lands are providing researchers with great ways to turn wasted space into geothermal and solar treasures. 

On the Road — Country singer Jimmy Wayne sets out on foot to bring awareness to homeless youth…a journey that will take him halfway across America.

West Valley Magazine

The Blue Guitar

Something to Believe In

State Press

Artistic protest slams Arpaio — ASU students used paint, masks and poster boards to relay the message that they want Arizona officials to investigate Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Ramadan fast-a-thon raises $600 for local food bank — Local businesses donated money for each of the 43 non-Muslim students who pledged to abstain from all food and liquid during Friday’s daylight hours.

Newman center sells fair-trade coffee for social justice — Immigration is a hot topic and controversial national issue, but some ASU students believe relief can come in the form of a small, brown bean.

Preschoolers auction art — The preschoolers of the Tempe campus Child Study Lab are breaking through glitter and macaroni jewelry barriers to prove that art can be created at any age, with any material.

The Voice

Summer Movie Preview — A glimpse at this summer’s blockbusters.

Administrator changes campus face through diversity — Dean sheds stereotypical “tough guy” mask.

Faculty receives national award for second time — The pioneers of the Multiple Intelligence/Learning For Understanding (MI/LFU) Program receive the Bellweather Finalist Award.


Young and Published

An Interview with Author Kas Winters

My Page Designs

Book Review

Book Review Web Story

Book Review Web Story

Nancy Gupton has been the online copy editor for National Geographic magazine for 10 years, following a career at CNN. Written and designed by me.

Nancy Gupton

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Meat Man

Meat Man Layout

How I would promote this story online:

Food Fight

Skate Park

Skate Park Layout

Blast Off

Art Heist

This is an example of a jump story. The centerpiece at the top of the page would appear on page 1 with the rest of the story appearing on another page in the A section.

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