Housing for Ex-Cons, The Solzhenitsyn Files, Bed Bugs in Schools
What better way to beat the rainy Monday blues than with some great clips:
•Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke and Clifford Merin combined on a story about unique sukkahs on display in Union Square. Their piece made The Villager.
•Channon Hodge’s story about a new housing complex in Harlem for ex-cons and low-income New Yorkers found a home in the Amsterdam News.
•Alissa Ambrose’s story about the last gasp of the Brooklyn café Vox Pop made the Ditmas Park Blog.
•Vishal Persaud’s article about Jimmy Carter’s new book was featured on CBSNews.com.
• Khristina Narizhnaya obtained Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s FBI file. Her story of how the exiled writer grappled with fears of the KGB while being monitored by the FBI can be found on the News Service.
•Felipe Cabrera reviewed “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” for Manhattan Movie Magazine.
•The latest on The Local includes contributions from, among others, Alex Abad-Santos, Roxanna Asgarian, Jose Bayona, Dan Chung, Krissy Dolor, Liza Eckert, Spencer Freeman, Carl Gaines, Emily Lavin, Judy Le, Bobby Melok, Monica Rozenfeld, Vineeth Thomas and Jacqueline Vergara Amezquita.
•Speaking of The Times, a handful of stories with Local roots made the paper, including Geoffrey Decker’s piece about bed bugs in schools and Celia Gorman’s article about battling bees in Fort Greene. Mitch Trinka helped develop a tip to The Local about restrictions on letting teens into the Atlantic Terminal mall into a story for The Times.
•Shane Dixon Kavanaugh also graced The Times last week – and scored an article about signs of Brooklyn’s economic comeback in Crain’s New York Business.
• Colby Hamilton’s video and accompanying print story about the Basil Smikle-Bill Perkins state Senate battle made Capital.
•Azriel James Relph’s piece about the push in some states for right-to-hunt laws was featured on Newsweek’s site.
•Sherrina Navani’s round up of children’s music classes made SILive.com.
•Matt Draper’s feature about the challenges facing second-floor stores found a home in Chelsea Now.
Here’s a mere sampling from our Alumni Corner, which has a bit of a J-School all-in-the-family theme:
•Joe Orovic interviewed former classmate Manny Jalonschi about Manny’s new book, “Hustlers and the Idiot Swarm,” for the Queens Tribune.
•Times staffer Tanzina Vega wrote about the J-School’s great news.
•Damiano Beltrami put together a video-and-print package about a single mom who got laid off from the MTA. You’ll find his work on The Huffington Post.
• Marlene Peralta worked on a special section about Latino life in New York for AM New York. Paste in this link and go to pages 19-20: http://longisland.newsday.com/gallery/galleries/amny/pdf/20100917.pdf
•Sarah Trefethen, in her new gig at The Keene Sentinel in New Hampshire, offered a fun look at the local pickle festival.
•Maya Pope-Chappell produced a print-and-video package for The Wall Street Journal about a young New Yorker who wants to bring social networking to the subways.