Congrats to all on our 12 winning entries in the Society of Professional Journalist Mark of Excellence Awards for Region 1. We’ll find out exactly where our winners placed in the competition on April 26. In the meantime, here are some more clips worthy of recognition:
•Minda Smiley’s report on a call to bring “Vision Zero” safety measures to Jay Street made the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
•Oliver Morrison’s story about the new GED replacement test found a home in City Limits.
•Jake Naughton’s post on photographer David Hilliard’s new book, “What Could Be,” made The New York Times’ Lens blog. Speaking of The Times: Oresti Tsonopoulos caught up with Emma Thompson, who is in town for the New York Philharmonic’s concert version of “Sweeney Todd.”
•Laura Bult, on assignment for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, wrote about a program that encourages teenagers arrested for graffiti vandalism to express their art in legal ways.
•Rachael Levy’s piece about the Colombian head chef at a kosher soup kitchen made The Jewish Daily Forward.
•Meredith Rosenberg profiled a voiceover artist for The Village Voice.
•Andrew Welsch wrote On Wall Street’s cover story about compensation for financial advisors.
•Meral Agish, working for Voices of NY, wrote about a Queens boutique featuring Himalayan designs. Gwynne Hogan reported on efforts to preserve Quechua, a language spoken by a small group of predominantly Peruvian and Bolivian immigrants. Marina Temkin chronicled local reaction to the crisis in Ukraine.
•Alessandra Malito’s guide for novice runners made The Active Times.
•Jess Scanlon wrote about Reddit’s charity plan for Wall St. Cheat Sheet.
•Casey Cipriani, working for IndieWire, looked at the impact of Russia’s anti-LGBT policies on the country’s film industry.
•Agata Blaszczak-Boxe’s story for LiveScience about the discovery of a new plant species got picked up by NBCNews.com.
Some stories from our Alumni Corner:
•Roxanna Asgarian wrote about the 826 tutoring centers for Youth Today.
•Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, in his first piece for Vocativ, revealed the story behind the family of the 11-year-old girl who made headlines for shooting a cougar.
•Dana Oliver weighed in on Oscar Night fashions for The Huffington Post.
•Hannah Rappleye and Lisa Riordan Seville, on assignment for The Nation, examined modern-day debtors’ prisons.
•Joel Schectman reported on a bribery case for The Wall Street Journal.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!