Scripps News' "The Why" is a deep dive into the big social, cultural and political topics of the day through hyper-visual explanatory journalism. Working with the show, Melina reported on multiple stories, ranging from real estate to health and lifestyle. She reported in the field and delivered multiple stories.
As a producer, she conducted interviews, wrote explainer scripts and tracked stories. During her time with the team, Melina also produced two full shows on gender disparities in homeownership and on the effectiveness of mental health apps.
How effective are mental health apps?
Worldwide spending on mental wellness apps spiked by over 80% between 2020 and 2022, according to Deloitte, generating over $490 million in spending last year. But do they produce results? Melina Chalkia spoke to experts and users alike.
Why are office dress codes changing?
In a 2021 survey by Captivate, 53% of business professionals from 501 white-collar jobs in the U.S. said their work attire has become more relaxed after pandemic lockdowns. But it hasn't always been this way. Melina Chalkia reports on the reasons behind the shift.
Why is the heart associated with love?
They are plastered all over candy and billboards. They're everywhere on social media and throughout pop culture. From jewelry to emojis, the heart icon has symbolized love for centuries. But why?