As summer arrives, check out some hot links from our reporters:
•Meral Agish worked on this ProPublica-NPR examination of the restraint and seclusion of public school students.
•Chau Ngo, working for Inter Press Service, wrote about a report that found many countries fail to report small arms sales.
•Chinwe Oniah, on assignment for the Mott Haven Herald, covered a street festival that featured Kurtis Blow, Afrika Bambaataa’s Soul Sonic Force and Grandmaster Melle Mel.
•Valentina Cordero, on assignment for Crain’s New York Business, reported on business owners’ concerns about a proposal to hike the city’s minimum wage to $15. Mark Fahey wrote about a new poll on congestion pricing.
•Patrick Gillespie, on assignment for McClatchy DC, covered a news conference by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
•Scott Klocksin, reporting for the Commercial Observer, wrote about a Chinese firm’s financing deal for a Williamsburg condo project.
•Antonia Massa, in a piece for Money Magazine, reported on an effort to teach inmates financial literacy.
•Brianna McGurran wrote about a hunting and fishing dip in Oregon, in a story for Oregon Public Broadcasting.
•Reem Nasr, in a piece for Michigan Public Radio, reported on the government’s call for pregnant women to eat more fish.
•Jacob Passy, working for NBCNews.com, wrote about a flight crew’s refusal to let a 3-year-old girl use an airplane bathroom during a delay.
•Maddy Perkins put together a social media primer for Financial Planning.
•Steve Trader wrote about the first anniversary of a Philadelphia buidling collapse for Newsworks.org
•Ashley Rodriguez and Max Willens, in a piece for AdAge, reported on the impact of the World Cup (and other factors) on global ad revenue.
•Minda Smiley wrote about an increase in millionaires for Investment News.
A few nuggets from our Alumni Corner:
•Carla Astudillo found that waterslides are more dangerous than roller coasters in this interactive package for NJ.com.
•Cara Eisenpress’ capstone – a look at military food – made Gastronomica. (See the pdf here.)
•Nathan Frandino put together this Reuters video out of Brazil about how the World Cup has spurred an eco-tourism boom.
•Sherry Mazzocchi, working for the Manhattan Times, reported on how the management of a Harlem SRO homeless shelter won’t allow tenants to buy their own air conditioners.
•Elly Yu reported for NPR’s Latino USA on the push for in-state tuition rates for undocumented students.
Congrats to all — and keep ‘em coming!