Lindsey Mastis Reports
Lindsey Mastis is a News Correspondent and Assistant Bureau Manager for Feature Story News’ new Los Angeles bureau. Prior to moving to Hollywood, Lindsey was a multimedia journalist in Washington, DC. She writes, shoots, edits, and uses social networking to engage with viewers. Lindsey also works with photographers to appear live in the field and in the studio.
Work with Feature Story News:
Lindsey Mastis wrote, shot, and edited this special report for KOCE’s PBS “SoCal Insider with Rick Reiff” show. California voters will decide in November whether to pass the CASE Act (California Against Sexual Exploitation) which would stiffen penalties for pimps and provide therapy for victims of prostitution.
Speed Networking Connects Jewish Business Leaders
Lindsey Mastis wrote, shot, and edited this report for Jewish News One. Speed Networking is a lot like speed dating but instead of looking for romance, participants are hoping to find long-lasting business relationships.
Gangs Profit from Child Sex Trafficking in Los Angeles
Lindsey Mastis wrote, shot, and edited this report for TeleSUR on the troubling new trend of pimps and gang members using children and teens as prostitutes to make money.
Mexican Drug Cartels Advertise For Traffickers
Lindsey Mastis reports for Channel NewsAsia on misleading employment advertisements allegedly placed in Tijuana newspapers by drug cartels. According to US Customs and Border Enforcement, people are tricked into transporting drugs across the border.
Health Crisis In Los Angeles’ Skid Row
Lindsey Mastis wrote, shot, and edited this piece for TeleSUR on the health crisis affecting homeless in Skid Row. The city of Los Angeles has neglected to remove trash from the area for months following a court order barring them from disposing of items belonging to homeless people. The County Health Department has now ordered the area cleaned up.
A New Generation Of Homeless Veterans
Lindsey Mastis reports for TeleSUR on how veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are ending up homeless. Many suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and have substance abuse problems.
‘Family Guy’ Emmy Joke Offends Jewish Community
Lindsey Mastis reported, filmed, and edited this piece for Jewish News One in Europe. Producers for the cartoon sitcom ‘Family Guy’ sent mailers to residents in the Los Angeles Brentwood neighborhood featuring this joke: ”Come on you bloated, over-privileged Brentwood Jews” reads the mailer. “Let us into your little club.”
Welfare Crackdown In Los Angeles Affect The Homeless
Lindsey Mastis wrote, shot and edited this piece for TeleSUR on the homeless in Los Angeles who are on the front lines of cutbacks aimed at balancing local government budgets.
Work with WUSA:
Police Shut Down Homeless Camp
Lindsey Mastis wrote, shot, and edited this piece using a Sony PMW-EX1 and Avid NewsCutter. Police targeted a homeless camp after one of the residents was attacked during a domestic violence incident. (WUSA 9)
Viral Video ‘Sh*t People In DC Say’ Gets Local Criticism
Lindsey Mastis gets reaction to a video poking fun at some of the catch phrases used by people in DC. But DC natives say the video is inaccurate. Mastis worked with a photographer, but edited the piece herself using Avid NewsCutter. (WUSA 9)
Human Experimentation at Fort Detrick
Lindsey Mastis created a short series on human experimentation at Fort Detrick during the Cold War. Fort Detrick was home to the nation’s Biological Weapons program. Mastis used a Sony HVR-A1U camera, and edited the piece with Avid NewsCutter. (WUSA 9)
Haitian Amputees Play Soccer With US Military
Lindsey Mastis worked with a sports photographer, but reported and edited the piece herself using Avid NewsCutter. Haitian amputees visited Washington, DC, to teach US Military amputees how to play soccer. It’s their way of giving back to US Troops that helped during the Earthquake. The story was featured on CBSNews.com and WUSA 9.
Hurricane Irene Hits Lusby, Maryland
Lindsey Mastis reports live on the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Lusby, Maryland. She worked with a photographer and satellite truck operator. (WUSA 9)
DC Council Members Want Investigation Into Charlie Sheen’s Police Escort
Lindsey Mastis captured Charlie Sheen’s police escort on a point and shoot camera. She shot the story with a Sony HVR-A1U and edited the piece with Avid NewsCutter. (WUSA 9)
Dar al-Hijrah Mosque Opens To The Public
Terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki once served as Imam at the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque. A decade later, Lindsey Mastis takes a tour to find out what has changed. (WUSA 9)
MTV’s Real World Crew Harass Multimedia Reporter, Neighbors
Lindsey Mastis shot this story with a Sony HVR-A1U and edited the piece with Avid NewsCutter. Portions were captured by a neighbor with a cell phone camera. This story gained national attention including in trade publications, the New Yorker, and Washingtonian Magazine. (WUSA 9)
Local Woman Admits To Hoarding
Lindsey Mastis shot this story with a Sony HVR-A1U camera and edited the piece with Avid NewsCutter. (WUSA 9)
Stud or Dud iPhone App
Lindsey Mastis wrote, shot and edited this piece using a Sony HVR-A1U camera and Avid NewsCutter. (WUSA 9)