March is roaring in like a lion at the J-School. Check out some of our latest stories:
•Lindsay Armstrong, Carla Astudillo, Sean Carlson, Tristan Hallman, Jacob Hodes, Alex Robinson, Rachel Sapin, Jorteh Senah, Joe Stepansky, Emma Thorne and Kate Trafecante contributed to a Riverdale Press investigation into a web of connections linking judges, lawyers and political appointments in the Bronx.
•Speaking of investigations, Elbert Chu’s multi-part probe into the use of anti-psychotic drugs in nursing homes made Gotham Gazette. WNYC interviewed Elbert about the series.
•Elly Yu, reporting for the Daily News, wrote about a Bronx City Council race that’s shaping up as a political coming of age for the borough’s West African community.
•Susan Armitage profiled an Everglades python hunter for The Jewish Daily Forward.
•Matt Surrusco’s follow-up piece on a Woodside murder made The Queens Courier.
•Catherine Featherston and Kathleen Caulderwood teamed on this Mott Haven Herald story about parents’ scramble to find new schools for their children amid the planned closure of a local parochial elementary school. Check out Kathleen’s interactive school-finder graphic. Meanwhile, Alex Eidman wrote about the Lincoln Memorial’s Bronx link.
•Craig Giammona, on assignment for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, reported on a push to help youths sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Gwen McClure, meanwhile, shared a byline with a familiar name on this report about improvements to Connecticut’s juvenile justice system.
•Eli Chen’s piece about a Meet-up group for moms was featured on Northeast Public Radio’s 51% show.
•Justin Mitchell filed a Presidents Day report for Chicago Public Radio.
•Erin Horan and Briggette Sayegh worked on Al Jazeera English’s package on Grand Central Terminal‘s 100th Anniversary.
•Shannon Ayala wrote about bike-riding food delivery people for City Atlas.
•Amanda Woods’ story about equal pay for women made the front page of Metro.
•Voices of NY is bustling: Sean Flynn contributed this package on the last Italian social club in Carroll Gardens. Sofia Perpetua and Nicholas Wells teamed on a piece about an Afro-Brazilian cultural center. Anna Teregulova followed up with a Staten Island couple struggling to recover from Sandy. Sierra Leone Starks reported on free Mandarin classes in Brooklyn.
•Lots happening on our News Service, too: Brianne Barry and Elena Popina teamed on a story about protests against Adidas. Danielle Valente and Karen Petree paired on a report about a fashion show dedicated to new designers. Chris Dell, Amy Ely, Irina Ivanova, Jonathan Moffie, Jess Scanlon, Millie Smith, Sierra Leone Starks, Linda Villarosa and Brenna Walton contributed to this News Service Storify of the storm some called Nemo.
•The latest on The Local includes contributions by, among others, Tiffany Camhi, Chris Dell, Ashoka Jegroo, Tanisia Morris, Peter Moskowitz, Priscila Ortiz, Aine Pennello, Maya Rajamani and Latima Stephens.
In our Alumni Corner:
•Nathan Frandino worked on this New York Times video about the potential impact of sequestration cuts on the economy. Speaking of The Times, Samantha Stark produced this video about a very busy officiant at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau.
•Zachary Kussin, working for The Real Deal, reported on a possible new hotel for the Meatpacking District.
•Hannah Miet interviewed a huge Barry Manilow fan – a “Fanilow” – for Theater Mania.
•Marlene Peralta, in a story for El Diario, wrote about Sen. Chuck Schumer’s role in immigration reform negotiations.
•Azriel Relph worked on the MSNBC documentary, “Hubris: Selling the Iraq War.” Check out a clip here.
•Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, working for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, examined the link between sex trafficking and major sporting events.
•Dan Rosenblum looked at the Atlantic Yards project for Next City (see pdf here).
Congrats to all — and keep ‘em coming!