Created for NYU Magazine Journalism’s Digital Journalism Class, October 2017. Digital Magazine, taught by photographer Kholood Eid, taught grad students digital journalism (audio, photography, video).
Maddie Ballard wants to be an actress, but on the road to fame she needs some way to pay the bills. She also wants a dog, but can’t afford the $1000 fee her apartment requires for one. The solution? She can make money by walking dogs! Wags is a new app that uses the same concept as Uber or Postmates: an independent contractor turns on the app, and a client picks the closest person to do a service.
It’s a win-win. People in NY can go to brunch or work or wherever their heart desires, and Maddie can hang out with dogs and make money.