Check out these hot summertime stories:
•Melissa Noel’s article for The Grio – about a 75-year-old African-American woman who ate in a railroad dining car six decades after being shut out of one because of segregation – got picked up by MSNBC.
•Dennis O’Reilly reported on a booming Thai resort for the Bangkok Post.
•Kate Traficante put together a video to accompany a New York Post front-page story detailing City Hall’s novel approach to keeping the mayor’s SUV cool.
•Amora McDaniel wrote about a Justice Department probe into the cable industry for Upstart.
•Ken Christensen reported on an on-the-move technology outfit for Crain’s New York Business. Cara Eisenpress wrote about an Internet start-up. Mary Shell reported on noise complaints stemming from Second Avenue Subway construction.
•Lindsay Armstrong and Menglin Huang worked on this MetroFocus article featuring insights from tourism industry professionals.
•Patricia Rey Mallen contributed to this Sydney Morning Herald story about six Australians eyed in the mysterious death of a doorman in Peru.
•Madhura Karnik compiled Reuters’ daily market report.
•Mariya Pylayev edited this CNNMoney video in which investor Jim Rogers offers his financial forecast.
•Julie Strickland’s piece about “Pining For You,” an event billed as an exploration of “queer park space, gay utopias, community love and Dutch culture,” found a home on Brooklyn Based.
•Tom DiChristopher, working for The Daily, reported on United Airlines’ plan to boost baggage fees on trans-Atlantic flights. Taylor Tepper wrote about domain name suffix changes, and discussed the story on The Brain Lehrer Show.
•Christine Streich’s video profile of a young Dream Act advocate made Voices of NY.
•Joanna Fantozzi covered some of the “Spider-man Week” festivities for the Daily News. Casey Quinlan reported on a Harlem job fair. Alex Robinson interviewed a Brooklyn couple, both Holocaust survivors, who just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Brenna Walton wrote a Father’s Day-pegged article about famous, fit dads.
•Elbert Chu’s multimedia piece about a Chelsea school’s efforts to create a more healthful lunch menu made The New York Times’ SchoolBook blog.
•Natalia Osipova’s video about a retro musician who happily lives in his own Jazz Age made The Times’ site.
•Speaking of The Times, the latest on The Local includes this primary piece from Kyle McGovern.
From our Alumni Corner:
•Shane Dixon Kavanaugh reported on cardboard thefts for Crain’s New York Business.
•Zach Kussin reported on the surge in townhouse sales for The Real Deal.
•Nicholas Martinez edited this Department of Education newsletter and contributed two pieces.
•Colin Orcutt produced this video for SI.com about an Alburqerque gym where MMA fighters train. It’s one of a handful of pieces he worked on for an MMA package combining text and video (it’s best experienced on the iPad, Colin notes).
•Jordan Shakeshaft put together a guide to greens for Greatist.com.
Congrats to all — and keep ‘em coming!