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The Yankees Parade, Murdoch v. Google and a New Use for a Facebook Status

  • By Newmark J-School Staff

The stories are piling up faster than autumn leaves – it’s getting hard for me to keep up. Here are some of the latest efforts:

  • Damiano Beltrami’s story about a teenager cleared of a robbery thanks to a Facebook status alibi hit The New York Times trifecta: The front page of the New York section, the City Room blog and The Local. The story also got picked up by the AP and a ton of other media outlets.
  • Speaking of The Local, Kerri MacDonald covered a debate over whether rooming houses should be allowed in South Orange. Ines Bebea wrote about a $25,000 prize awarded to Fort Greene’s Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project. Valerie Lapinski’s piece about a photographer who chronicled life in a Hong Kong public housing complex made The Times’ Lens blog. Nick Loomis, meanwhile, put together a package on sports photography for Lens, and Kristen Joy Watts co-produced an audio slideshow for Lens featuring the work of the chief photographer for The Times’ Neediest Case Fund series.
  • Michael Cohen’s essay about graduating college during a recession made The Nation.
  • The latest edition of “219 West,” which airs on CUNY TV, features stories by Rima Abdelkader, Aisha Al-Muslim, John De Petro, Geneva Sands-Sadowitz and Brian Winkowski. The show should be posted online here in the coming days.
  • Joel Schectman shared a byline on a Daily News front-page story about college students struggling with high school-level math. Kate Nocera wrote an article about how rocker Ryan Star put out-of-work New Yorkers in a music video. Mark Morales contributed to a story about the accidental death of a popular drummer. Karina Ioffee got nice play in the Your Money section with her feature on recycling e-waste.
  • Lots of news coming out of the Bronx: The new issue of The Hunts Point Express features contributions by Maria Clark, Azriel James Relph and Sandra Roa (I have a copy of Sandra’s story and photo spread – come on by for a look). The latest Mott Haven Herald boasts stories by Carla Candia, Jeanmarie Evelly, Sergey Kadinsky and Lindsay Lazarski.
  • The runner stumbles: I inadvertently neglected to mention last week that Krissy Dolor contributed to the News Service’s marathon package. Meanwhile, both Erica Soto and Janet Lawrence placed marathon pieces on websites.
  • Sherry Mazzocchi’s story about the effort to save Stella Maris High School made The Queens Courier. Meanwhile, the paper published Perry Santanachote’s story about the bid to attract younger veterans to a Queens VFW post. (Come on by my office for a look at the piece.) Almudena Toral’s article about the graduation of a Latino youth military cadets group made El Correo de Queens, the Courier’s Spanish-language edition.
  • Liza Eckert’s article about a vigil held by gay marriage advocates made the Queens Chronicle.
  • Michael Preston tackles the Murdoch-Google battle for True/Slant.
  • Maya Pope-Chappell’s story about a new life for a nightspot named Death & Co. made NBC Local Integrated Media’s New York site. Meanwhile, Emily Feldman wrote about a Sesame Street 40th anniversary ceremony.
  • Jessica Simeone shared a byline on a New York Post story about the city’s slowest bus lines.
  • Eleanor Miller contributed to the Tribeca Trib’s Yankees parade cover.

Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!