Story Ideas: January 2016

Suddenly it's January, and you've noticed your planning calendar is still recovering from the holidays. Our team at SmithGeiger has swept the country and offers these 10 story ideas

HERE COMES... LA NINA

As the effects of the most severe El Nino in almost 20 years reverberate around the country, preparations are already under way for La Nina.

WI-FI TOY PRIVACY CONCERNS

What did your kid unwrap this holiday season? Why some new Wi-Fi enabled toys come packed with new privacy concerns.

VIRTUAL REALITY 101

Why Facebook is sure that virtual reality is the next big thing, and how you can get your hands on the latest technology.

AIRLINE "HATE-SELLING"

Booking a spring break trip? Tips on how to avoid getting shamed in what some are calling "hate-selling" by the airlines.

SELF-DRIVING CONCERNS

Tesla's newest car touts its autopilot feature, but new concerns arise from clear abuse of these self-driving vehicles.

CAR CHARGING STATION WASTE?

They're meant to help the environment. But this station finds many of its city-funded car changing stations going to waste.

COLORED POWER DANGER

Used in races and events, there's plenty of danger hidden within those fun colored powders.

CIGARETTE SMUGGLING

What stores like Costco are now doing after concerns over what cigarette traffickers are doing across state lines. 

TOUR BUS SAFETY

You see them in most big cities. But just how well-maintained are those sightseeing busses that spend hours on your streets?

GUARD RAIL DANGER NEW CONCERNS

A new series of tests reveals new potential problems with the most popular guardrail in the United States.

If you missed them, click here to see all of our Story Ideas from 2015.