Corporate Research

Medical Leadership Brief

Medical Association, March 2014

Research project for the executive director


Retirement Community Research Brief

Internal White Paper, November 2014

A marketing analysis for advertising agency


Blog Posts

Web Writing

Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, 2013 https://hcfgkc.org/b ... ke-sherry/

A series of health care posts I wrote for a Kansas City-area nonprofit

Thought Leadership

Magazine Column

October 2016

This is a column I ghost wrote for a computer executive. It appeared in a trade journal.

Magazine Column 2

September 2016

This is another ghost written column for a computer executive. It appeared in a trade journal.

Magazine Column 3

October 2016

A guest column for a trade journal ghost written for a health care recruiting executive.

Marketing Copy

CuriousKC Update

Kansas City PBS Member Guide, July 2019

"Don't forget to include CuriousKC on your summer reading list" is an example of promotional copy I write on a monthly basis for Kansas City PBS.


Flatland Preview

Kansas City PBS member guide, August 2019

"The days might be getting shorter, but Flatland is not cooling off" is an example of promotional copy I write on a monthly basis for Kansas City PBS.


Awardee Bios

70 Over 70 "Yearbook", July 2019 https://docs.google. ... Hrp0I/edit

These are the final drafts of 11 bios I wrote for the 70 Over 70 event, a fundraiser for Shepherd's Center Central. I am secretary of the board for SCC.

Project Management

Who Will Lead KC?

Kansas City PBS, June 2019 https://www.flatlandkc.org/whowillleadkc/

I planned and coordinated this five-month-long journalism project covering the mayoral race in Kansas City, Missouri. The work involved overseeing a dozen internal and external workers that produced video, photo, and online stories.

News Release

Audit Findings

Missouri Sunshine Coalition, June 2011

The coalition announced its findings from a Sunshine Law audit of Missouri municipalities

Grant Writing

Fund Request for Social Service Nonprofit

Contract writing for a nonprofit, November 2013

Seeking funding for new community economic development division


St. Louis Press Club

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, April 2011

Successful submission for homeland security project


Fund for Investigative Journalism

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, April 2011

Successful submission for project on National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility


Missouri Sunshine Coalition

July 2010

Won grant from National Freedom of Information Coalition


Summer School Grant

February 2010

Participant interviews for grant renewal


Web Design

Raising Quindaro

Flatland, 02/05/2018 http://www.flatlandk ... -quindaro/

I built this post in Flatland's WordPress site, incorporating a photo slide show and other elements. I also edited the story

The Rise and Fall of a Boomtown

Flatland, 02/05/2018 http://www.flatlandk ... -boomtown/

This story complemented the main Quindaro story. I designed this post as well, including building the timeline using a tool from the KnightLab. I edited this story as well.



Flatland - KCPT's Digital Magazine, April 4, 2018 http://www.flatlandk ... lthy-bond/

Ina Montgomery, left, and Hakima Payne, far right, are two GirlTrek leaders in Kansas City.


Millennial Worker

Flatland - KCPT's Digital Magazine, March 27, 2018 http://www.flatlandk ... gs-living/

Finding a pet-friendly place was a priority for 27-year-old Bijon Banerjee, pictured here in his Midtown apartment with his dog, Arya.


Neighborhood Improvement

Flatland - KCPT's Digital Magazine, Feb. 28, 2018 http://www.flatlandk ... ification/

Kansas City's Marlborough Neighborhood takes pride in its hidden gems, like the "pocket park" that artist Charles Brown created. He named it "Nana's Place," in honor of his mother, Linda Brown. (Mike Sherry | Flatland)


Trauma-Informed Care

Flatland - KCPT's Digital Magazine, Sept. 19, 2017 https://takenote.kcp ... bear-fruit

Deidre Anderson (left) shares a laugh with Matrika Hornsby during trauma-informed care training Friday at United Inner City Services, 2008 E. 12th St. in Kansas City.


Moral Injury

Flatland - KCPT's Digital Magazine, Nov. 3, 2016 http://www.flatlandk ... nsas-city/

Nick Sanford joined the U.S. Army only months after graduating from Lee's Summit High School in 2000. He left the service nine years later, disillusioned and wracked by guilt after serving two tours in Iraq.


Mitzvah Garden

Flatland - KCPT's Digital Magazine, Oct. 3, 2016 http://www.flatlandk ... rk-kansas/

A Mitzvah Garden sunflower provides a perch for a monarch on a summer evening. The volunteer-run operation in Overland Park is unique among area community gardens for its size, infrastructure, and approach to planting.


Health Coverage

The End Of A Drought For KCMO ‘Food Desert’? -- Video

Flatland - KCPT's Digital Magazine, Feb. 8, 2016 http://www.flatlandk ... od-desert/

The Fight Against Cervical Cancer Is Winnable. So Why Is Kansas Losing?

Flatland - KCPT's Digital Magazine, May 5, 2015 http://www.flatlandk ... al-cancer/

‘The Big C’ Is Big Business in KC area

Flatland - KCPT's Digital Magazine, April 3, 2015 https://www.flatland ... -business/

This story explores the financial considerations driving the huge increase in cancer centers in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Kansas City-area specialty hospitals say health reform bill will stunt their growth

Kansas City Business Journal, March 28, 2010 http://www.bizjourna ... tory2.html

Education Writing

Blue Springs Is Latest Battleground For Education Program

Flatland - KCPT's Digital Magazine, May 12, 2016 http://www.flatlandk ... cter-flaw/

Flash Points Include Financing, Classroom Discipline

Lee’s Summit Students Win Cybersecurity Crown -- Video

Kansas City Public Television, April 18, 2016 http://www.flatlandk ... mmit-team/

Leveling The Technology Playing Field -- Video

Flatland - KCPT's Digital Magazine, Nov. 23, 2015 http://www.flatlandk ... ates-poor/

Hickman Mills Claims State Test Hurts Poor; New Program Focuses On Computers, Science

School Changes Could Boost Scores; Independence Would Get the Higher-Performing Students

The Kansas City Star, Oct. 29, 2007


Medical Writing

Sky is the Limit for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Medical Conference, February 2015

Session preview


Challenges to Identification and Application of Genomic Data for Individualized Treatment of Pediatric Cancer

Symposium Coverage, May 2013

Session coverage at research conference


Journalism Projects

Lake of the Ozarks | Third in mishaps among U.S. waterways

The Kansas City Star, July 9, 2006


Loose oversight snags Missouri grain farmers

Midwest Center For Investigative Reporting, June 22, 2011 http://investigatemi ... in-system/

Missouri Program to Check Elevators Fails to Deliver

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 7, 2002


Road Work Ahead: President Bush's Hold on Fiscal Discipline Will Be Tested by the Allure in Congress of a New Highway Bill

Congressional Quarterly, Feb. 22, 2003

Cover story for national magazine


Academic Work

Homeland Defense: Secrecy or Security?

Society of Professional Journalists, September 2002

A Freedom-of-Information white paper produced while Pulliam Kilgore Intern in Washington, D.C.