It’s been a great couple of weeks with our NYCity News Service winning major national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Online News Association. So what do we do for an encore? Check out some of our latest links:
- Too many of you to name contributed to our News Service’s “The Pope and the People” project, which we undertook in conjunction with Univision Noticias.
- Speaking of Univision… Owen Agnew, Ken Aragaki, Maya Dangerfield, Patrick Donachie, Justin Joffe, Lena Masri, María Sánchez Díez, Ana Rodríguez and Cole Rosengren contributed videos to another Pope-related project produced by the network.
- Speaking of our News Service… Andy Menezes and Brooke Williams chronicled a day of service at Governors Island. Danni Santana and Olivia Leach tracked G train troubles.
- Marguerite Ward’s story about a Brooklyn hot sauce emporium made CNBC.
- The stories are flowing at the Mott Haven Herald. Recent contributors include: Muri Assunção, Christine Brink, Kathryn Casteel, Daniela Castro, Harini Chakrapani and Adam Shrier.
- Alyssa Pagano, on assignment for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, covered a protest against solitary confinement. Brooke Williams wrote about a father’s call for action, 21 years after his son was fatally shot by a Brooklyn cop.
- Cole Rosengren, on assignment for Gotham Gazette, reported on a push to levy heavier fines against litterbugs.
- Ken Aragaki and Yu Vongkiatkajorn, on assignment for Voices of NY, teamed to cover dueling demonstrations by Thai groups at the UN. María Sánchez Díez wrote about lessons activists learned from the Spanish national elections.
- Donna Airoldi and alum Ben Fractenberg teamed on this DNAInfo story about a police chase through a Brooklyn cafe.
Speaking of our alumni, here are some samplings from our Alumni Corner:
- Megan Kelty won an Emmy for producing a CBS Evening News story about a boy’s touching connection to a soldier.
- Anne Lagamayo and Heather Martino teamed on this video for The Seventy Four about a California school district losing students whose families are fleeing the drought.
- Lindsay Lazarski produced a package for Philadelphia’s WHYY about the transformation of some urban islands.
- Joe Orovic, working out of Croatia, contributed to this New York Times story about the refugee crisis.
- Mathew Ramirez Warren’s documentary, “We Like It Like That – The Story of Latin Boogaloo” won the jury award for Best Feature Documentary at the Urbanworld Film Festival.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!