Just in case you didn’t hear the great news: We scored 15 finalist slots in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards. More to come on this in April when the winners are announced.
In the meantime, check out some of the latest award-worthy links from our reporters, present and past (note: Class of 2012 members will be transitioned into Alumni Corner soon):
•Ken Christensen’s video about a 15-year-old boy on his first deer hunt made The New York Times – and was featured on the paper’s homepage.
•Sarah Kazadi’s story about female basketball players from the Congo making a splash in the U.S. made Newsweek.
•Paulette Safdieh’s piece about impending motherhood and Syrian cooking found a home in Tablet.
•Julie Strickland reported on young entrepreneurs for Inc.
•Minty Grover’s mini-documentary on Lower Manhattan’s old Little Syria neighborhood was featured on Capital New York’s site.
•Corrie Lacey wrote about a fashion fur flap for NBCNewYork.
•Irina Ivanova covered a GOP mayoral debate for Gotham Gazette.
•Craig Giammona analyzed Sandy-related loans for Bensonhurst Bean.
•Sophia Rosenbaum’s interview with Coheed and Cambria members Claudio Sanchez and Travis Stever found a home in New York Press.
•Jane Teeling’s story about a Long Island bar that became a de facto community center after Sandy was featured on our News Service. John Sodaro and Candace Sheppard combined efforts on a video about the phone booths of the future.
•Tanisia Morris’s piece about a photographer who took pictures of life in the South Bronx during the 1970s and 1980s made Voices of NY. Lindsay Lowe and Oulimata Ba chronicled an immigrant’s challenges in finding work.
Some selections from our Alumni Corner:
•Becky Harshbarger’s profile of a cop retiring after more than two decades on his Brooklyn beat was featured in the New York Post.
•Walter Smith-Randolph’s report for WEYI TV about alleged racial discrimination at a Michigan hospital was featured on Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!