As we head toward the homestretch, check out some great new links (we’re getting close to moving Class of 2012 into the Alumni Corner, I promise):
•Andrew Welsch’s story about same-sex couples being split by deportation made The Atlantic.
•Linda Villarosa’s interview for Essence with Chirlane McCray, who is married to mayoral candidate Bill DeBlasio, got big pickup.
•Sara Sugar and Alex Wolf’s story about a former foster child’s unique friendship with Christine Quinn led DNAInfo.com’s homepage. So did Eric Jankiewicz’ piece about McDonald’s franchises that charge for extra ketchup. Both stories got picked up by The Huffington Post’s New York page.
•Sierra Leone Starks’ piece about plans for a design-to-manufacturing fashion house in Industry City landed in Brooklyn Based.
•Nathan Place, reporting for the Mott Haven Herald, looked at the impact of redistricting on a district split between Manhattan and the South Bronx.
•Jillian Eugenios’s article about planned minimum wage increases and workers who rely on tips found a home in Gotham Gazette.
•Meanwhile, Jillian teamed with Ilie Mitaru on this News Service story about the art of the worm. Also: Check out the new “Creative Challenges” project, with contributions by Lindsay Armstrong, Kathleen Caulderwood, Jeannie Choi, Shannon Firth, Raed El Rafei, Ajai Raj, Lisa Rinehart, Rebecca Sesny, Anna Teregulova, Zara Katz, Dominik Wurnig and Elly Yu.
•Erin Horan worked on this CBS News story about the New Orleans parade shooting.
•Elbert Chu’s piece on the designer of a Jetsons-like plane was part of Popular Science’s most recent cover package.
•Erin Brodwin’s story about how barriers to birth control could be contributing to unintended pregnancies among U.S. servicewomen in combat made Scientific American.
•If you missed the April and May broadcasts of 219 West TV Magazine, you can watch online. Contributors include: Theresa Fisher, Orie Givens, Mathilde Hamel, Anne Lagamayo, Jonathan Moffie, Natalia Osipova, Aine Pennello, Candace Sheppard, John Sodaro and Nadja Thomas.
•Shannon Ayala’s article about a plan to combine sports and civics for youths found a home in the Bronx Times.
•Christine Streich’s article about a music program aimed at breaking down cultural barriers made Youth Today.
In our Alumni Corner:
•Three of our alumni won New York Press Club awards. A photo Tuan Nguyen snapped for DNAinfo.com of devastated Breezy Point took Spot News honors. DNA’s Patrick Wall won the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter award for his work covering Bronx schools. Matt Townsend was part of a Bloomberg team that won for Continuing Coverage for its reporting on Sandy’s impact.
•Nathan Frandino and Channon Hodge teamed on this New York Times video about the Mark Sanford-Elizabeth Colbert Busch race in South Carolina.
•Zach Kussin covered the latest developments in the Stuyvesant Town rent-hike battle for The Real Deal.
•A clip of Walter Smith-Randolph’s report for NBC25 in Flint, MI about a politician who spewed a racial slur made “The Daily Show.” You can catch Walter’s Jon Stewart moment at about 6:50 in.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!