A Long Walk, Pantry Cutbacks, An Overflow of Stories
Here are some great stories to savor over the holidays:
•Emily Johnson’s radio piece for World Vision Report about a former Sudanese slave who walked from New York to the halls of Congress to raise awareness about new strife in his homeland aired on NPR stations across the country.
•Dana Rapoport’s profile of an Ethiopian Israeli activist in New York made Tadias Magazine.
•Lily Rothman’s story about a service cutback at a Manhattan food pantry found a home in Chelsea Now.
•Dan Tucker’s article about a plan to develop brownfields in the South Bronx made the Daily News.
•The latest issue of Overflow, the magazine Shane Dixon Kavanaugh serves as managing editor, features contributions by Kerri MacDonald, Eleanor Miller, Andrea Swalec and Samantha Stark. Come on by my office to check out the issue.
•Melissa Cooper got an assist from Graham Kates on this News Service video about a Bronx restaurant that’s trying to put a healthy spin on soul food. Annie Byrnes contributed a slideshow spotlighting some of the city’s oldest houses.
•The latest on The Local features contributions by, among others, Alexander Abad-Santos, Jaqueline Vergara Amezquita, Jose Bayona, Spencer Freeman, Channon Hodge, An Phung, Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Mitchell Trinka and Jonathan Vit. This post features links to some highlights of the semester’s work.
•In case you missed it on TV, the latest edition of 219 West includes contributions from Uche Abanobi, Jonathan Balthaser, Erica Butler, Emily Lavin, David Montalvo, Chika Moses, Dana Rapoport and Vineeth Thomas.
•How’s this for J-School teamwork: Annais Morales and Kevin Sheehan shared a byline on this New York Post story about the shooting of a Brooklyn mom. Meanwhile, alum Joe Walker scored a jailhouse interview for this piece about the solving of a 17-year-old murder.
Speaking of our alumni, here are a few samplings from our Alumni Corner:
•Mariana (Vasconcellos) Keller’s video about the scourge of heroin addiction in the Maldives made The New York Times’ website.
•Sandra Roa’s audio slideshow about a photojournalist chronicling life in her hardscrabble hometown of Troy, N.Y. was featured on the BagNews site.
•Mary Stachyra, who is running Patch’s Centreville, VA site, wrote about a push for a constitutional amendment that would allow states to repeal federal laws and regulations.
Speaking of our Alumni Corner, it’s going to be growing soon, with contributions from the Class of ’10. Congratulations to all! Kudos to the Class of ’11 for completing the first semester!
To answer a frequently asked question: Yes, the News Service is open for business over the break. I’ll be out of the office until Jan. 3, but feel free to email anytime, and I’ll do my best to get back to you.
So have a happy and safe holiday – and keep those stories coming!