Clips of the Week: Making News
Here are some more great stories – including some frontpage and homepage gems:
•Amy Stretten reported on a mural that brings attention to the plight of murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada. Her piece aired on the Aboriginal Peoples Television (APTN) National News.
•Ichi Vazquez shared the byline on a story about a Liberian woman arrested after reporting her daughter’s rape. The article was published by Front Page Africa.
•Shannon Carlin’s piece about Killed By 9V Batteries’ new album found a home on NPR’s All Songs Considered blog.
•Zachary Kussin’s story about phone hacking topped PBS’ Need to Know site.
•Sherrina Navani’s piece about the potential impact of possible Social Security cuts made The Grio’s homepage.
•Hannah Miet’s article about controversial sting operations conducted by the New Orleans Police Department made the front page of the Times-Picayune.
•Daniel Prendergast shared the byline on this Daily News paper-leader about subway fare evaders. Alissa Ambrose’s feature on a Brooklyn community center that offers a new twist on yoga found a home in the News.
•Tamy Cozier’s look at celebrity family feuds made ABC News’ website.
•Nathan Frandino’s article about protests aimed at reforming the Chilean education system was featured on World Policy Journal’s blog.
•Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke profiled a young state Assembly candidate for The New York Observer.
•Samantha Stewart wrote a story for Newsweek about how discarded electronics are causing environmental woes in Ghana.
•Matt Draper interviewed Tim Belcher – the pitcher who gave up Derek Jeter’s first hit – for the New York Post.
•Kahliah Laney put together a photo-gallery timeline tracing LGBT history, via various White House administrations, for Black Enterprise.
•Felipe Cabrera reported on a new program in New Jersey that aims to help prepare workers for jobs in top industries. His story appeared in The Star-Ledger of Newark.
•Ashley Welch’s story about an upper West Side synagogue’s celebration of same-sex marriage in New York was featured in The West Side Spirit and New York Press.
•The latest from The Local includes contributions from, among others, Lisha Arino, Celia Gorman, Kyle McGovern and Susan Rohwer.
•You’ll find stories by Paul DeBenedetto and alum Joe Hirch in the latest issue of The Hunts Point Express.
Speaking of our alumni, here’s a sampling from our Alumni Corner:
•Aisha Al-Muslim scored her first frontpage story in Newsday with this piece about growing noise complaints from folks who live near Kennedy Airport.
•Janet Lawrence’s story about extended careers for dancers is featured atop the homepage of 219 Magazine.
•Erin McCarthy’s piece about the push by currency-dealing banks to develop new high-tech trading tools made The Wall Street Journal.
•Kate Nocera, who covers health for Politico, was interviewed by WTOP radio about a report calling for free coverage of birth control.
•Margaret Teich’s story about how “Schindler’s List” still draws tourists to Krakow was featured on Journey to Auschwitz, a website created as part of a fellowship program.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!