Archive for September, 2012

Keep ’em coming!

September 29th, 2012 by Jack Styczynski

The bylines continue…

Sofia Perpetua’s piece about parties to mark what would have been Brazilian soul pioneer Tim Maia’s 70th birthday made Voices of NY.

The Mott Haven Herald is bustling: Brianne Barry covered a march by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Alex Eidman wrote about a show featuring the work of artist Jose Buscaglia. Tanisia Morris reported on an exhibition of pieces by Latin American artists.

Irina Ivanova’s story about the Rude Mechanical Orchestra found a home in The Indypendent.

We’ve got bylines!

September 22nd, 2012 by Jack Styczynski

Shamanth Rao’s story about the comeback of the West Side Tennis Club made The Queens Courier.

And congrats to Nathan Place for his Mott Haven Herald article on a teen robbery spike.

In other news…

When it comes to quality-of-life summonses, Mott Haven is number 1!

If you’re a TV news junkie, there’s a new archive for you.  Read all about it.

Former J-school student Collin Orcutt has become the Derek Jeter of Sports Illustrated.

Community Districts and NYC.gov

September 1st, 2012 by Jack Styczynski

Points of emphasis for critical thinking:

  1. NYC.gov is going to be a (if not the) primary research source for your Community District.
  2. Like almost all government web sites, the bulk of “the good stuff” is buried deep within NYC.gov.  Never think the home page of a government web site is going to be intuitive.  You need to dig.
  3. Do you necessarily trust every piece of information released by the government?

Along with NYC.gov, the following resources may also help you compile information for your beat memo:

My colleague Barbara Gray also has also compiled a CD resource guide that will help with your beat memo (CUNY WordPress login required).