Here are some stories to catch up with this weekend when you’re not watching the big game:
•Melanie Bencosme captured World Cup reactions in Medellin for Colombia Reports.
•Kayle Hope’s pictures for The Cambodia Daily helped tell the story of a lake being filled in to make way for development.
•Stefani Kim,on assignment for Native People’s Magazine, reported on efforts to improve access to healthful foods .
•Chinwe Oniah wrote about a photo exhibit featuring pictures of Bronx tradespeople in this story for the Mott Haven Herald.
•Mariana Marcaletti, on assignment for The Washington Post, laid out the World Cup dilemma facing the Netherland’s Argentine-born queen.
•Valentina Cordero, working for Crain’s New York Business, reported on a big spike in beverage licenses for wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries.
•Chelsea Hirsch, working for the Daily News, wrote about Justin Bieber’s potentially life-saving hair. Victoria Johnson contributed to coverage of the Uber price wars. Jenna O’Donnell chronicled Bowlmor Lanes’ final frame.
•Danny Lewis, on assignment for WNYC, interviewed City Comptroller Scott Stringer about a plan to better track lawsuits against the city. Sandra Lopez-Monsalve covered a naturalization ceremony, just in time for Independence Day.
•Thad Komorowski, working for WBGO radio, reported on the push to use New Jersey’s film tax credit program.
•In case you missed the broadcast, the latest edition of 219West is online and features contributions by Natalie Abruzzo, Mathilde Hamel, Denisse Moreno, Hakeem Muhammad, Reem Nasr, Nesh Pillay, Lisa Rinehart and Melisa Stumpf.
•Cynthia Magnus reported on the journey of a 9/11 artifact for the Coeur d’Alene Press.
•Qingqing Chen wrote about a bid to boost Scotland’s economic profile for fDi Magazine.
•Chau Ngo, on assignment for Inter Press Agency, wrote about the growing online marketplace for illicit drugs.
•Talk about J-School teamwork: Maddy Perkins and alum Andrew Welsch combined on this On Wall Street story about a bid to reduce broker compensation.
Speaking of our alumni… check out some nuggets from our Alumni Corner:
•Susie Armitage, working for BuzzFeed, wrote about a documentary that tells the story of an underground theatre group in Belarus.
•Mathilde Hamel shared her pain over France’s World Cup loss in this piece for Voices of NY.
•Angela Johnson, now with Marketwatch, reported on the sad state of teenagers’ financial literacy.
Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!