Previously, he was a small-business reporter at the Wall Street Journal, covering technology, entrepreneurship and franchising. He has written for Worth magazine, Barron's, The Washington Post, The Tennessean and the New Jersey Law Journal. He has also contributed to The Wall Street Journal CompleteMoney & Investing Guidebook and The Wall Street Journal Complete Real-Estate Investing Guidebook.
Mr. Flandez constantly seeks new ways to show the news in formats that are interactive. Many of his stories include multimedia elements, from videos, graphics and slideshows to audio presentations, podcasts and other social-network tools, such as Storify and Twitter.
In the past year, he has written about the Komen, Penn State, NPR and "Three Cups of Tea" controversies, with fresh angles that illuminate the troubles these nonprofits face. He was among the first to report on the burgeoning entrepreneurial scene in New Orleans post-Katrina, and the innovative ways small-business owners were surviving the recession through the use of various tech tools.
Mr. Flandez also writes personality-driven trend stories and quirky features, such as the blind community's hatred of hybrid cars, the successful efforts of the Movember group to make the mustache the symbol for men's health, and the crazy search for the next Journey frontman on YouTube.
In 2012, he was a fellow at the Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists in Philadelphia and a fellow in the Asian American Journalist Association's Executive Leadership Program in New York. In 2009, Mr. Flandez was a fellow for the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution.