About Karyn Spencer
SPENCER, KARYN is an investigative reporter with the Omaha World-Herald who uses narrative storytelling techniques on long-term projects. Her projects have included how Nebraska's antiquated death-investigation system lets people get away with murder; how a con man stole millions while sidestepping serious punishment; and how the state foster-care system failed a toddler, who was shaken to death by her mother. Spencer was one of the paper's lead writers when a mentally ill young man killed eight people and himself at an Omaha mall in December 2007. She currently is covering mental health issues in the wake of the mall slayings. She previously was the police reporter for the Omaha newspaper and a local government reporter at The Forum of Fargo. On the side, she recently flipped a house for the first time and wrote a houseblog, www.littleitalygem.blogspot.com. She also writes scripts for short online videos about a man who has incurable lung cancer but never smoked.
- Occupation: Investigative reporter
- Organization: Omaha World-Herald
- Location: Omaha, NE
- Website: http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2798&u_sid=10263668
- Was accepted for Jun 08-13 2008 Multimedia Training.
Digital media stories published elsewhere by Karyn Spencer:
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Content on this site written by Karyn Spencer (includes contributory writing):
- A Berkeley science museum teaches children - and a few journalists - about the science of small.
Karyn Spencer, investigative reporter with the Omaha World-Herald "This was an absolutely incredible week. I have learned so much and met some super people. I feel so much more prepared for a future in this career. My goal is to do enough work that I'm invited back as a speaker. :) Thank you to everyone who made it happen. "