Clips of the Week
Break? What break? Our reporters are hard at work. Check out some of our latest stories:
•For those who missed the broadcast, 219 West’s second installment of the season is now online. Contributors include Tamy Cozier, Brenda Gonzalez, Kahliah Laney, Judy Le and Erica Robinson.
•For those who missed the broadcast, check out the second-to-last AudioFiles of the semester on our News Service. Contributors include Michelle Bangert, Ian Chant, Rachel Dzanashvili, Rebecca Lee Douglas, Elizabeth Hagen, Frans Koster and Rasmus Raun Westh.
•Speaking of our News Service… Evan Buxbaum offered a video report on a controversy over a planned mini-park across from the old St. Vincent’s Hospital. Sarah Pizon’s video report detailed the TV industry’s impact on tourism in the city. Jackie Snow offered a feature about a Brooklyn store that’s trying to revive playing board games as a social event.
• Amy Kraft’s story about a proposal to use dog waste to fuel lampposts in some Greenwich Village dog runs made DNAinfo.com.
•Jenny Marc put together a print-and-video package about “Peace Week” for Dominion of New York.
•Terry Chao’s feature on a program that offers discarded material to artists found a home on the Queens West Villager site.
• Jacob Hodes dug into the numbers and found that parks in Canarsie and Flatlands consistently get the lowest cleanliness grades in the city. His story made the Daily News.
• Patrick Hickey Jr’s piece about a couple who make video games set in their East Village neighborhood was featured on The Lo-Down.
•Dan Rosenblum’s story about a hairdresser hanging up her sissors after a half century made The Jersey Journal.
•Lily Rothman profiled big-time baker Ron Ben-Israel for The Villager.
•Speaking of The Local, a special shoutout is due to Annaliese Griffin (of our inaugural Class of ’07), who stepped down this week as the site’s Collaborative Editor following two years on the job. Annaliese, who guided the blog after the J-School took over day-to-day operations from The New York Times, is leaving to become the full-time editor-in-chief of Brooklyn Based, a site she helped build. Check out Annaliese’s good-bye post, and join us in thanking her and wishing her all the best.
Speaking of our alumni – and The Times – here are some samplings from our Alumni Corner:
•Anastasia Economides’ story about a Brooklyn widow raising her great-grandson was featured in The Times’ Neediest Cases series. Samantha Stark produced this Times video about the Long Island RoughRiders sled hockey team. Almudena Toral contributed a video and photo to a Times package about people who suffer from face blindness. Joe Walker wrote about a change in the rules policing parolees.
•Rima Abdelkader got the dirt on Iowa land dealings in this web video she produced for “Rock Center with Brian Williams.”
•Jonathan Balthaser helped produce this “20/20” report on a family’s legal nightmare.
•Jordan Shakeshaft put together some inspiring health and fitness images from 2011 for Greatist.com.
•Teresa Tomassoni’s piece about a transgender immigrant’s new life got nice play in The Washington Post.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!