Housing Is A Human Right
In this short book published by Housing Is A Human Right, McDonald examines the powerful alliances and backroom deals that fuel the housing affordability and homelessness crises in California. It’s a story too often untold by the mainstream media.
Finalist for the Los Angeles Press Club’s “Best In-House or Corporate Publication” award
For Housing Is A Human Right, McDonald conducts a sweeping investigation about government-sanctioned gentrification in Los Angeles that’s devastating middle- and working-class residents. Mayor Eric Garcetti stands at the center of this largely untold story. It’s a must-read cautionary tale.
Winner of the “Best Activism Journalism” award from the Los Angeles Press Club
For L.A. Weekly, McDonald exposes the life-altering impacts of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s decision to slash the budget of the Los Angeles Public Library system. Outraging the public, the investigative news story is credited for restoring funding for the city’s libraries.
Winner of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s “Public Service” award
For L.A. Weekly, McDonald investigates Antonio Villaraigosa’s work schedule and learns that the mayor of Los Angeles spends the vast majority of his days on things that benefit him, not Angelenos. McDonald’s exposé rocks L.A. City Hall — and triggers a tidal wave of public anger.
Finalist for the Los Angeles Press Club’s “Best News Feature” award
For Politico magazine, McDonald examines Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s troubling legacy — from slashing the budget of the public library system to a work schedule filled with ribbon-cutting ceremonies and trips out of town. His mayoralty was filled with promise, but ended in disappointment.
For The Advocate, McDonald writes about how one woman and a cutting-edge legal project are leading the fight for justice and fairness for hard-working LGBTQ+ farmworkers in Central California.