October 30, 2012
As the New York area and much of the U.S. eastern seaboard endured Hurricane Sandy and began the long process of rebuilding, J-School student reporters were out in force to tell the story of the historic natural disaster.
Student reporters for Northattan, The Bronx Ink, the Brooklyn Ink, the New York Torch, Global City NYC and others covered Sandy from numerous angles. Northattan’s Emma Elbuzedi ’13 visited
an evacuation center on 138th
St., while Gayatri Kaul ’13 reported on
a coffee shop still open as the storm approached.
In the aftermath, several Northattan reporters took photos
of the devastation. Xiaoran Liu ’13 produced video following clean up crews
the morning after, while a piece by Lorena O’Neil ’13, provided insights
into how readers can help local neighborhoods in north Manhattan begin to recover. Brooklyn Ink staff have been live-blogging
recovery efforts in the borough. The Bridge amassed 18 stories in the days following the storm, including how East Village businesses have struggled to recover
after Downtown Manhattan went dark.
For more J-School reporting on the hurricane, please visit columbiajournalist.org.
Here is a video from our Centennial Series in which several students recount their reporting experiences.