Snow, Local News and a Local Fellow
Break? What break? Here are some of the latest fruits of our reporters’ labors:
•Walter Smith-Randolph, on his first day at WENY-TV, scored the newscast’s lead story.
•Monica Rozenfeld profiled a local author for Bed-Stuy Patch.
•Nathan Frandino’s story about how local Coptic Christians are reacting to violence in Egypt made the Daily News. Meanwhile, Shane Dixon Kavanaugh shared a byline on this piece about travelers stranded at area airports after the big snowstorm.
•Speaking of the snow, Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke spoke to Central Park sledders and other revelers for a story featured in Our Town and the West Side Spirit. Matt Draper reported on the latest on the Second Avenue Subway project for Our Town.
•Speaking of the Bronx, Felipe Cabrera, wrote a piece for The Hunts Point Express about a drug bust reminiscent of the neighborhood’s past.
•Ashley Welch’s article about a walking tour highlighting Jewish history in Harlem found a home in The Riverdale Press.
•Crain’s New York Business’ 2011 Economic Outlook package features stories by Annie Byrnes, Emily Lavin, Kerri MacDonald and Amy Yensi, with a lead piece by alum Danny Massey. Drop by my office to check out a copy.
•Dan Tucker’s radio piece about 2-D barcodes made WNYC.
•Nadia Sussman produced a video for The New York Times about a young musician with Duschenne’s muscular dystrophy.
•Speaking of The Times, the latest on The Local includes contributions from Cheryl Chan, Channon Hodge, An Phung, Rochana Rapkins, Teresa Tomassoni and Mitch Trinka, who was just named the first Local Fellow. Check out this look back, by The Times’ Mary Ann Giordano, at The Local’s first year under the day-to-day management of the J-School.
•Dale Eisinger’s cautionary tale of art, theft and eBay was featured in New York Press.
Speaking of our alumni, here are a few samplings from our Alumni Corner (we’ll transition the Class of 2010 into this section in “Clips” notes to come):
•Rima Abdelkader’s interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell about his efforts to help students in Malawi made The Griot.
•Damian Ghigliotty’s work can be seen throughout Visible Deficits, a new website that explores the impact of budget cuts.
•Kate Nocera, now working for Politico, reported that health insurance brokers soon will be taking a financial hit.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!