Kudos, Lives in Photos, Triangle Fire Anniversary
Journalism isn’t (or shouldn’t be) only about the awards. But it’s nice when great work gets recognized. So we’ll kick off this week’s clips with some certified award winners:
•The Spring 2010 Craft II section led by Tim Harper won an award from the Council on Contemporary Families for the “Homeless With Homework” project. The group also cited 2009 graduate Jacqueline Linge for “Law Dividing Love,” her photo and video essay on same-sex bi-national couples who face separation because federal immigration law doesn’t protect them when one partner is being deported.
• “Big Goals For Sled Hockey Team,” a video by Christopher Schuetze and Samantha Stark, won an SPJ Region 1 Mark of Excellence Award in the Online Sports Reporting category. Meanwhile, the Spring 2010 Craft II section led by Dody Tsiantar won in the Online News Reporting category for the “Industry NYC” project. A multimedia report Andrea Swalec produced for The Local, “After Apartment Fire, a Tale of Two Families,” also won in the Online News Reporting category. We’ll learn where the stories placed on April 9th – first-place winners become eligible for national SPJ awards.
•Mike Reicher, of the Class of ’09, won two investigative reporting awards from the California Newspapers Publishers Association for his work on stories about a politician who did not live in a legislative district he was seeking to represent and a legal flap involving cell phone towers. Mike works for the Daily Pilot.
Here are the rest of the clips – perhaps some future award winners among them:
•Tuan Nguyen’s story about a program that helped residents of the Manhattanville Houses chronicle their daily lives in photographs made the Daily News. Alva French’s piece about a Harlem mosque’s efforts to aid folks in the Ivory Coast got nice play.
•The current Craft II class led by Tim Harper put together a site about the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Factory Fire. One the stories – a piece by Jonathan Vit reporting on an art project commemorating the victims – got picked up by City Limits.
•Nadia Sussman put together a video for The New York Times about current-day garment workers as part of The Times’ series on the fire anniversary.
•Speaking of The Times, the latest on The Local includes contributions by, among others: Anne Brochstedt, Shannon Carlin, Tamy Cozier, Brendaliss Gonzalez, Celia Gorman, Zachary Kussin, Kyle McGovern, Nicholas Rizzi, Ian Thomas, Mitch Trinka and Ichi Vazquez.
•Sherrina Navani’s story about the benefits of music education found a home on SILive.com.
•Lily Rothman’ story about the potential impact of proposed state budget cuts on the Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen theater scene made DNAinfo.com.
•Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke’s story about the Atlas Obscura website was featured on the New York Observer’s BetaBeat blog.
Speaking of our alumni, here are some samplings from our Alumni Corner:
•Uche Abanobi’s story about a literacy program aimed at helping African children was broadcast on Brooklyn Independent Television.
•Becky Harshbarger and Hannah Rappleye teamed on this New York Post story about a fatal stabbing in Manhattan.
•Mariana (Vasconcellos) Keller produced this video for TIME about a call to ban sales of marijuana to tourists in Amsterdam.
•Dana Rapoport’s profile of model Israela Avtau made the Jerusalem Post.
•Peggy Truong covered the premiere of “Mildred Pierce” for Variety.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!