December 6, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
As we head for the semester homestretch, check out some of our reporters’ latest stories:
•Topher Forhecz’ piece about movie theaters upgrading to attract homebodies was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition.
•Sofia Perpetua co-produced an interview with author Terry McMillan for The Read Around, a new New York Times web series.
•The NYCity News Service’s crowdsourcing project with NBC News – #PovertyIs – is drawing responses from around the country. The project was conceived and started by Natalie Abruzzo, Anugya Chitransh, Erica Edwards, Denisse Moreno, Sarah Mortimer, Hakeem Muhammad, Jacob Passy and Roxanne Scott.
•Gabrielle Sierra put together a Nelson Mandela obituary for Gothamist.
•John Sodaro, on assignment for The Crime Report, wrote about challenges police face in dealing with swarming motorcycle crews.
•Arman Dzidzovic, in a piece for Our Town Downtown, wrote about a group that feeds vegetarian meals to the needy.
•Rachel Bryson-Brockmann’s story about South Bronx tenants going to court to wrest control of their homes from a private equity firm made DNAInfo. Oresti Tsonopoulos reported on a music store on the move.
•Casey Cipriani, on assignment for IndieWire, interviewed the Coen Brothers and T-Bone Burnett about the music of “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
•Matt Surrusco wrote about “The Fading Valley,” a film about inequalities in the Jordan Valley, in an article for The Daily Beast.
•Valentina Cordero wrote about a six-decade-old Bronx pastry shop for Real Cheap Eats NYC.
•Patrick Gillespie, working for the Mott Haven Herald, reported on a two-year delay in repairing and reopening a senior citizens center at a city housing development. Jenna O’Donnell wrote about playgrounds in need of overhauls.
In our Alumni Corner:
•Sarah Amandolare wrote about a Los Angeles school board battle for The Hechinger Report.
•Kizzy Cox interviewed Maya Angelou for What’s the 411.
•Lakshmi Gandhi wrote about ketchup’s Asian roots for NPR’s Code Switch blog.
•Kahliah Laney produced an ABC News piece on football’s concussion crisis.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!