Archive for the ‘Student bylines’ Category

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.

April’s best

April 30th, 2012 by Jack Styczynski

Thanks again for a great semester, everyone!  Here’s the last batch of bylines…

Amital Isaac reported on the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show for the News Service.

At the Local, Erin Horan wrote about Ed Towns’ love of golf and covered a Stop the Violence march in Fort Greene.

And I finished up my season-long series on the most important college basketball statistics.

Research bonus: The Research Center has posted some excellent videos on Factiva and a new mobile app, with the latter hosted by one of your classmates (ask Melissa her middle names…LOL).

Double bonus: Check out the new online photo gallery from New York City Department of Records Municipal Archives, as noted on the New York Times City Room blog.

One more: Here’s a good article on the state of advanced searching in Google.

And a flashback: This week marks a major anniversary.

Latest and greatest

March 31st, 2012 by Jack Styczynski

For those of you who missed Gary Price’s webinar on Tuesday, here’s a link to the tools he reviewed.

I know you remain busy.

Gwen McClure covered a hunger strike in protest of China’s occupation of Tibet.

Tom DiChristopher profiled a Brooklyn skateboarding pioneer, with an accompanying slideshow.

Alexander Tucciarone collaborated on a story and video about families rallying for justice in the Trayvon Martin case.

And Erin Horan wrote about the new Urban Assembly Unison School.

March Madness update: I continued my relentless pursuit of hoop truth here and here.

Last but not least: Congratulations to Class of ’09 graduate Maya Pope-Chappell, who’s soon headed to Hong Kong to be an online news editor for the Wall Street Journal Asia. You can watch Maya’s latest below. One of my best students ever!

Martin’s tip and byline madness

March 13th, 2012 by Jack Styczynski

Last week after class Martin Burch tipped me off to another resource for archival video. Check it out at archive.org.

With that, it’s about time for another round of links to your work.

Alexander Tucciarone contributed to a City Limits package on the participatory budgeting process.

Minty Grover profiled a first-time novelist.

And Erin Horan recently wrote stories about an arrest for murder, a replacement school and redistricting.

The bonus: It’s that time of year when I’m “feelin’ the madness.”  I recently wrote about Jeremy Lin’s replacement, five college basketball programs going nowhere fast and some others to watch in the NCAA tournament this month.

March is the month that gives me the energy of a kid!

March is the month that gives me the energy of a kid! (Photo courtesy: not AP...LOL)

Highlighting your work…and more

February 21st, 2012 by Jack Styczynski

It’s been a busy month and I’ve yet to post any news, so here goes.  For starters, I bow to your reporting efforts…

Evan Buxbaum wrote about a plan to bring a Gourmet market to Melrose.

Erin Horan has news on a Baptist church and some Black History Month profiles.

And Minty Grover is also on the Black History Month profiles beat.

Speaking of profiles, I finished mine on Staten Island hoopster O.D. Anosike; only you know how a clip search made it better.  And as long as I’m citing my own work, see if you can figure out the background research I did on this profile of a woman boxer.

Last but not least, here’s the promised Facebook page I mentioned in class that includes a number you can call to check if someone is a Level 1 sex offender in New York.

The bonus: Next time we’ll be discussing how to find video and graphics for use in your stories.  For a preview, watch the segment below that I helped out with just yesterday!

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Greetings and salutations

January 30th, 2012 by Jack Styczynski

Welcome (and for some, welcome back) to “The Craft of Research,” the official research blog for the Spring 2012 Broadcast Craft class of Marc Kusnetz and Susan Farkas. It’s the spot for research lessons, handouts, news, tips and whatever else comes up during the semester, including links to your work.

For example, I know Evan Buxbaum, Sarah Pizon, Martin Burch and (especially) Minty Grover have been busy during the past month.

My name is Jack Styczynski, and this is my eighth semester teaching at the J-school. When I’m not here, I’m a researcher at NBC and the New York Times. My full professional story is here. Personally, I love college hoops, everything New Orleans, gospel (disco!) music and the spring semester…because there are no beat memos!

Let’s get back to work!

On duty in Studio 3A at NBC, home of MSNBC dayside programming.

On duty in Studio 3A at NBC, home of MSNBC dayside programming.

Wrapping up the semester

December 23rd, 2011 by Jack Styczynski

All the grades are out.  Hallelujah!

Special kudos to Alex Robinson on his enterprise story, as I told him it was the most ambitious, well-executed research project I’ve ever graded.

And going back to the quiz for a quick minute, one of the questions there apparently won’t be in future editions.

That’s all for now, folks.  Maybe some of you “broadcast types” will be with me again next semester.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Bonus byline: Claudia Bracholdt wrote about the possible closure of Gompers High School.

Catching up on bylines

December 9th, 2011 by Jack Styczynski

Eli Chen has been busy, busy, busy detailing more on protesting gardeners, the arrest of five and a grassroots recycling initiative; Gwen McClure followed up an earlier story on a controversial housing development; and Evan Buxbaum reported on a different kind of fight for South Bronx boxers.

This week’s bonus: The NYPD Facebook story we discussed Tuesday, in case you missed it.  And this was one of the tools I used.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20th, 2011 by Jack Styczynski

Before we gorge on turkey, let’s celebrate some more bylines.

The latest from the Mott Haven Herald includes: Eli Chen’s story about the fight to save a community garden; Evan Buxbaum’s article about a new documentary center in Melrose; Patricia Rey Mallén’s report on the closing of a beloved local restaurant; and Alex Robinson’s piece about a participatory budgeting exercise.

The bonus: Remember when I said comparisons are vital to give context to numbers in stories?  I had a short but sweet example last week.

Your bylines…and mine

November 4th, 2011 by Jack Styczynski

We’re really rolling now!

Patricia Rey Mallén brings us a feature on the African Movies Mall.

Kamana Shrestha has news on the effects of a terminated government housing program.

Sarah Pizon tells us about the last trip for Mexican immigrants.

Melissa Noel writes of a dancer’s inspirational comeback.

And Gwen McClure gives us a break from Wall Street with a different kind of protest.

The bonus: Check out my latest research-inspired enterprise story.  If you choose this option for your next assignment, contact me with your idea ASAP so I can help you make the best possible pitch to David and Ellen.