Here are some links to help pass a snowy weekend:

•Mikhael Simmonds interviewed NPR social media powerhouse and CUNY J-Press/ “Distant Witness” author Andy Carvin for 219 Magazine.

•Mary Croke’s piece about changes in Astoria paired nicely on the News Service with Sophia Rosenbaum’s similarly themed Queens Courier clip.

•Irina Ivanova wrote about the year in crime for the Mott Haven Herald.

•Shamanth Rao’s travel piece chronicling his rail journey from San Diego to San Francisco made The Wall Street Journal’s India-based Live Mint site.

•Shannon Ayala wrote about the planned return of Tavern on the Green for West Side Rag.

•Tom DiChristopher contributed to this CNBC segment on new credit card fees.

•Jackie Snow’s profile of an author who chronicled the impact of the crack years on the South Bronx made the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

•Sean Carlson covered the opening of a new library for KRDB radio in Alaska.

•The latest on The Local includes posts by, among others, Tiffany Camhi, Chris Dell, Ashoka Jegroo, Jonathan Moffie, Tanisia Morris, Peter Moskowitz, Priscila Ortiz, Aine Pennello and Philippe Theise.

Check out some offerings from our crowded Alumni Corner (as mentioned previously, we’ll be transitioning Class of ‘12 members into the Alumni Corner in posts to come):

•Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke’s story about journalists producing branded content made the cover of The New York Observer.

•Carmel Delshad, reporting from Cairo, was interviewed by the BBC (about 7:30 into the show) and The Voice of Russia about the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution.

•Nathan Frandino contributed to this New York Times video about the lifting of the ban on women in combat.

•Joe Orovic, working for the Queens Chronicle, examined the potential economic impact of a soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

•Zachary Kussin wrote about a planned Sandy-related class action suit against landlords for The Real Deal.

•Marlene Peralta’s story about New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez’ take on immigration reform made El Diario.

•Jordan Shakeshaft’s piece about Super Bowl snack portion control found a home on

•Amy Stretten worked on this New York Post video about FEMA’s new flood insurance rules.

Congrats to all — and keep ‘em coming!