Posts Tagged ‘video’

I still blog!

November 30th, 2013 by Jack

Anyone looking for updates on how I’m doing in New Orleans, click here!

As part of his 50-state volunteering trip, Chris Strub interviews me about YRNO.


C’est magnifique, Mademoiselle Hamel!

March 19th, 2013 by Jack

You made a research nerd look (sorta) cool!

The Life of Jack Styczynski from Mathilde M. Hamel on Vimeo.

Update, 3/21: Thanks to Jim Coningsby for the kind words after seeing the video!

March Madness bonus: It’s been a busy month doing research for stories about
the (not so) fast and fraudulenta cannibal cop and gun rights vs. protection orders,
not to mention writing on hoops.  (Check out all the comments on the Big East story!)

Latest and greatest

March 31st, 2012 by Jack

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!

Highlighting your work…and more

February 21st, 2012 by Jack

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!

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Congratulations to the Class of 2011!

December 15th, 2011 by Jack

For all those who couldn’t attend yesterday’s graduation ceremony, Alva French’s inspirational commencement address is below.  Hopefully, her classmates are as “undeterred” as she is.  I only wish I could also post Christina Diaz’s rousing rendition of the national anthem. You can sing at my gig anytime, Christina! Anyway, here’s Alva, who gets one final A in research for using 2010 Census data in her speech…

Alva French, M.A., ’11 from NYCity News Service on Vimeo.

Full circle

May 2nd, 2011 by Jack

It’s especially good to be working at NBC today, remembering my day here on 9/11.  I just wish Times Square Church pastor David Wilkerson could have seen this…

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Don’t forget our special court research session on Wednesday!  Here’s an example of my latest court research success.  (Yup.  Even college basketball reporters need court research.)

An excellent example

March 7th, 2011 by Jack

Here’s a research-inspired story by a CUNY J-school graduate now working at NBC:

Merry Christmas, online obsessed!

December 21st, 2010 by Jack

Congratulations to the Class of 2010!

December 15th, 2010 by Jack

Graduation day, and I have great expectations for my former students Erica Butler, Dan Chung, Michael Cohen, Liza Eckert, Spencer Freeman, Danny Gold, Katie Honan, Suyeon Kim, Kerri MacDonald, Eugenia Miranda, David Montalvo, Khristina Narizhnaya, Vish Persaud, Lisa Riordan Seville, Matt Robinson, Sam Roudman, Jordan Shakeshaft, Andrea Swalec and Joe Tacopino.  A few quick shout outs…

Lisa, you’re still the one and only to ever get a perfect score on “the quiz.”

Matt, I’m still using your enterprise story as the model for how students should do it.

And Katie, awesome speech!  As a fellow connoisseur of deprecating humor, I know you’ll appreciate it when I say I hope nobody in the Class of 2011 paid more than a buck-fifty for your beat memo. 😉

Now everyone please take Dean Shepard’s advice and GO FOR IT!!!!

Dean Steve Shepard’s remarks at the Class of 2010’s commencement ceremony from CUNY Grad School of Journalism on Vimeo.

Katie Honan’s remarks at the Class of 2010’s commencement ceremony from CUNY Grad School of Journalism on Vimeo.

Blekko: a new search engine

November 12th, 2010 by Jack

Here’s an article and a video (below) that serves as a good lead-in to my next and final lesson about “Mining the web like a pro.”  I don’t plan to cover Blekko specifically, but it nonetheless serves to show you how web searches, whether using Google or another engine, can get quite advanced.

blekko: how to slash the web from blekko on Vimeo.

Today’s bonus: I’m pretty sure it’s a new era when Newsweek and The Daily Beast merge.