Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2008
Even with the recent holidays, our newsroom has been buzzing. Here are some of the latest rewards of your hard work:
- Rosaleen Ortiz reported for the AP from Chile about a document-preservation effort to help tell the full story of those who “disappeared” during the murderous Pinochet era. Her story was picked up by MSNBC, among numerous other outlets.
- Some ethnic radio outlets fear that new Arbitron “People Meters” will lead to an unfair undercounting of listeners, Karina Ioffee reported for New American Media.
- Francesca Levy put together a story and slideshow for Forbes.com about the hardest and easiest places to sell a home in the U.S.
- Lee Hernandez interviewed actor Laz Alonso, star of Spike Lee’s “Miracle at St. Anna,” for the Daily News.
- Barry Paddock is learning the art of covering the “perp walk.” He managed to get the Daily News a (denial) quote from a suspect in a vicious beating.
- Matt Townsend covered the seventh annual Tunnel to Towers Run, which commemorates the life of Firefighter Stephen Siller, who sprinted through the Battery Tunnel on 9/11. Matt interviewed Siller’s widow, who participated in the run for the first time.
Our News Service benefited from some fine work this week, as well:
- Check out Jennifer Saavedra’s TV piece about Borough Park residents’ fight against a construction project many fear will overwhelm the neighborhood.
- Jessica Firger and Emily Mayer teamed on a TV-and-print package about The Waterfalls public art exhibition.
- Steve Pacer exhibited good timing with his TV piece about the battle to preserve an East Village synagogue.
- Barry Paddock and Maureen Ker teamed on a fun article and slideshow that says a lot about kids and the presidential election.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming.