Congrats and thanks to all for making our NYCity News Service the best news site of its kind in the nation (at least according to the Society of Professional Journalists). As we head into the homestretch of an eventful semester, check out some of our latest links:
•Amanda Hou’s profile of a professional whistler made The Village Voice. Her video is part of our latest News Service team project – Odd Jobs, which also features contributions by Meral Agish and Julia Alsop, Jaclyn Anglis and Qingqing Chen, Kelly Dickerson and Kiratiana Freelon, Mathilde Hamel, Julius Motal and Oresti Tsonopoulos, and Sarah Mortimer and Jake Naughton.
•Theresa Fisher’s piece about treating canine anxiety with drugs made The Atlantic.
•Oresti Tsonopoulos produced this New York Times video about minimalist artist Carl Andre.
•Frank Green, on assignment for City Limits, wrote about a call to reduce tolls on some bridges and add fees to others.
•Marina Temkin’s story about robot-building workshops designed to encourage girls to explore engineering found a home in the Downtown Express.
•Roxanne Scott, on assignment for Youth Today, wrote about an after-school program that helps youngsters develop math and science skills.
•Nick Forrester covered a wrestling meet in Times Square for Team USA.
•Qingqing Chen wrote about the pre-k push for the Mott Haven Herald.
•Zainab Akande, on assignment for Voices of NY, covered the “Bring Back Our Girls” rally in Union Square. Gwynne Hogan covered a panel on covering labor issues. Caroline Lewis covered a protest of labor practices at a Bronx restaurant.
•Ali Malito, on assignment for The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog, wrote about a new website that lets tennis players find and reserve courts in private clubs.
•Skyler Reid reported on gentrification in Johannesburg for the International Business Times.
•Erin Brodwin, on assignment for Cosmos, wrote about the controversial “re-wilding” of bighorn sheep on an island off Mexico.
•Jessica Glazer reported on advances in wearable – and hearable – technology for NPR’s All Tech Considered blog.
•Jacob Passy covered a town hall-style meeting for the West Side Rag.
•Sophia Rosenbaum worked on the New York Post’s front-page story about a Connecticut high school student slain on the day of her prom.
From our Alumni Corner:
•Jacob Hodes’ takeout on pallets, with a photo by Kristi Itameri, made Cabinet.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!