Clips of the Week

October 15, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Here are some of our latest clips from our reporters, present and past:

•Dominique Lemoine’s piece about a free concert series in Brooklyn found a home in Sheepshead Bites. Dominik Wurnig reported on opposition to a planned gas pipeline.

•Adam Warner’s radio piece about animal advocates who help birds hurt in New Delhi “kite wars” was featured on WAMU’s Latitudes program.

•Jordan Davidson’s article about “cash mobs” that flood local shops with business made DNAInfo.

•Raed Rafei wrote a story for Al Arabiya about young Arab Americans working to mobilize voters.

•Joe Stepansky worked on this Daily News piece about Iranian diplomats’ New York shopping spree – and his byline was flashed when the article was featured on “The Colbert Report” (you’ll see the clip about one minute, 50 second into this segment). Brenna Walton contributed to the paper’s Comic Con coverage.

•Erin Horan’s story about how a digital startup named Lockitron overcame rejection by Kickstarter and other virtual door slamming made CNBC’s homepage. Tom DiChristoper reported on Sears’ layaway push.

•Tow-Knight Fellow Stephen Robert Morse reported on the remnants of the city’s peep show scene for Narratively.

•Tristan Hallman’s piece about a fine levied against the city for failing to post leash law signs in Riverside Park made The New York Times.

•Speaking of The Times, Shannon Firth’s story about two longtime residents of what’s turned into a boutique hotel, part of the Craft II Changing Neighborhoods project, earned a shoutout in a story in the Metropolitan section. Meanwhile, Sean Carlson’s Mott Haven Herald story examining into a no-bid land deal got a shoutout from Times columnist Michael Powell.

•Speaking of the Herald… Irina Ivanova reported on Bronx public housing tenants who traveled to New Orleans for a housing advocacy conference. Fausto Giovanny Pinto earned a New York Press Club scholarship based on his work for the Herald.

•Nabil Rahman’s photo gallery of a new Bronx park made The Hunts Point Express.

•Gwen McClure and Adam Warner produced a video about the city’s growing Bhutanese community for Voices of NY. Sierra Leone Starks covered a Latino writers conference. Divya Verma put together a photo essay on cricket.

• Our News Service is bustling: Sara Kazadi and Sarah Pizon teamed on a video about a charity bike ride. Amital Isaac and Briggette Sayegh offered a preview of Christie’s upcoming gem auction. Melissa Noel and Kizzy Cox covered the funeral of a National Guardsman shot by police.

•The latest on The Local includes contributions by, among others, Mathilde Hamel, Mitch Trinka and Kyle McGovern, who penned a farewell post as he joins the staff of SPIN.

•A bunch of our reporters contributed profiles to Manhattan Media’s package honoring top building workers. Erin Brodwin, Kathleen Caulderwood, Kathleen Culliton, Emily Field, Lauren Rothman, John Sodaro and Elly Yu were among those who scored clips.

A few nuggets from our Alumni Corner:

•Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke, who recently started as a media reporter for The New York Observer, wrote about an appearance at NYU by Hugo Lindgren, editor of The New York Times Magazine.

•Angela Hill and her colleagues at ABC News earned two Emmys for their work on a three-part report, “Peace Corps – A Trust Betrayed.”

•Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, working for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, reported on a colleague who was banned from speaking at a NATO seminar after breaking a story about a financial scandal allegedly involving family members of Montenegrin ruling party leader Milo Djukanovic. The ban was overturned after Eliza’s article ran.

•Jordan Shakeshaft’s piece on breathing exercise relaxation techniques made TIME’s Healthland page.

Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!