Staff Fall 2012

Adam Perez covers Hunts Point for BronxInk.org. He is a digital media student at Columbia Journalism School. Last year, Perez worked for NBC News in Washington D.C. as the Tim Russert Fellow.  Perez is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Online News Association. In 2011, Perez graduated from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism with a degree in print journalism. You can reach him on Twitter at @adamperez or email him at agp2127@columbia.edu.

 

 

Mariana Ionova is a multimedia journalist covering the Soundview section of the Bronx for BronxInk.org. She is currently studying digital media at Columbia Journalism School. Ionova has reported for Metro News Toronto, the Ottawa Citizen and the Toronto Star. You can email her at mi2300@columbia.edu or follow her on Twitter (@mionova).

 

 

 

 

Andrew Freedman is a digital media student at  Columbia Journalism School. He is covering Community District 11 for the BronxInk.org. He interned at video game blog Kotaku, UGO Entertainment and PCMag.com. Freedman graduated with a degree in communication from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he wrote for the school newspaper, The Diamondback. Follow him on Twitter (@Andrew_Freedman) or email him at aef2161@columbia.edu.

 

 

 

Annaliese Wiederspahn is a graduate student at the Columbia Journalism School covering the East Tremont section of the Bronx for the BronxInk.org. A graduate of Haverford College, Wiederspahn previously worked in politics and communications for the World Bank in Washington D.C. Follow her on twitter (@wyomingirl) and email tips or story ideas to aaw2139@columbia.edu.

 

 

 

Coleen Jose is a multimedia journalist covering University Heights for the BronxInk.org. She is a graduate of Davidson College where she majored in history and Asian studies. Her previous reporting project for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting examined the impact of environmental exploitation on rural Philippine communities. Jose has lived and traveled around India for study and writing assignments. Her work experience includes political communications and community development. She is currently an M.S. candidate in digital media at Columbia Journalism School. Follow her on Twitter (@coleenjose) or email her at lj2207@columbia.edu.

 

 

Jan Hendrik Hinzel is a multimedia journalist covering Hunts Point for BronxInk.org and a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School. Previously, he worked at a university in Saudi Arabia. He studied political science and Islamic studies in Freiburg, Germany and in Cairo, Egypt. he has also held various internships and done freelance work for German media (TV, online, and print). He is co-founder of soukmagazine.de – an online magazine about the Middle-East. You can contact him at jhh2163@columbia.edu or on Twitter @jh_hinzel.

 

 

Jika González is a multimedia journalist covering the Morrisania section of the Bronx for the Bronxink.org. González is currently pursuing her masters’ degree at Columbia Journalism School. Her work has taken her to Cuba, Cambodia, the United States and Mexico, where she grew up. She has gained experience at Magnum Photos, BizBash Media, Condé Nast Traveler, The Mantle and CNN’s Mexico City bureau. For more information, please visit www.jikagonzalez.com, follow her on Twitter or email her at jkg2125@columbia.edu.

 

 

 

Juanita Ceballos is a Colombian multimedia journalist covering East Tremont for the BronxInk.org. Currently a digital media student at Columbia Journalism School, Juanita worked for three and half years in Argentina at the Mexican publishing group Televisa. Follow her on Twitter @jceballosv or email her at jc3959@columbia.edu.

 

 

 

 

Kenny Suleimanagich is currently a student at the Columbia Journalism School, where he is studying digital media. He is reporting on the Fordham section of the Bronx, where his focus is primarily in the shifting ethnographic landscape and transportation patterns in both the borough and the neighborhood. Suleimanagich earned his degree in film theory and criticism at San Francisco State University, has written extensively on global cinemas and explored the importance of visual language in various media. He can be reached on Twitter @kennysule or via email at kennysule@gmail.com.

 

 

Margaret Badore is a journalist covering Bronx Community District 11, including Pelham Parkway, Pelham Gardens, Van Nest, Morris Park, Bronxdale and Laconia for BronxInk.org. She is a digital media student at Columbia Journalism School, and previously worked as assistant editor at a health and wellness website. Badore graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a concentration in writing. Contact her on Twitter (@Mbadore) or email her at meb2232@columbia.edu.

 

 

 

Natasha Lindstrom is a multimedia reporter covering the Morrisania section of the South Bronx for the BronxInk.org. She is a digital media student at Columbia Journalism School. An Arizona native, Lindstrom last worked as senior reporter for the award-winning Daily Press in Victorville, Calif., where she covered local government, education and the state legislature. Follow her on Twitter @newsnatasha or email newsnatasha@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Sadef A. Kully is a reporter and producer for the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. She is working towards her master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School with a concentration in digital media. Kully previously worked with Dawn.com, the website for the leading English newspaper Dawn in Karachi, Pakistan. Before her three-year coverage of major events in Pakistan, she worked as a news editor for her college and community newspaper, Pandora’s Box in South Jamaica, Queens. You can follow Kully on Twitter (@sadefakully) or email her atsak2210@columbia.edu.

 

 

Selase Kove-Seyram is a multimedia journalist covering the University Heights neighborhood for the BronxInk.org. He is currently a digital media student at the Columbia Journalism School. In 2007, he co-founded a community newspaper in Ghana, and later worked with an investigative documentary-making firm in Ghana. He recently worked as a production assistant with Africa Investigates, a documentary series on Al Jazeera English. You can follow him on Twitter or email sk3677@columbia.edu.

 

 

 

Sonia Paul is a multimedia journalist and educator covering the Soundview neighborhood and its surrounding areas for the BronxInk.org. She is also a dual master’s degree candidate at Columbia Journalism School and the School of International and Public Affairs. Her work has appeared on Link TV’s online news website Link News, Mashable, CNN, KQED Public Radio and the northern California-based weekly newspaper India-West. She also created and produced a podcast series, Shizuoka Speaks, while teaching in Japan. You can follow her on Twitter or email her at smp2182@columbia.edu.

 

 

Sylvia Obell is a multimedia journalist covering the neighborhood of Mott Haven for the BronxInc.org. She is currently studying digital media at Columbia Journalism School. Her journalism experience includes past positions as reporter, news editor, and managing editor of her alma mater’s campus newspaper, The A&T Register (Aggie Pride!). She has also served as reporter at the Greensboro News & Record in North Carolina and the Danville Advocate-Messenger in Kentucky. You can follow her on Twitter @SylviaObell or email her at smo2124@columbia.edu.

 

 

Valentine Pasquesoone is a multimedia journalist covering the Highbridge section of the Bronx for the BronxInk.org. She is a digital media student at Columbia Journalism School and has graduated from Sciences Po Paris journalism school. Pasquesoone was previously an editorial assistant at World Policy Journal, and has interned for several online publications in France, including Liberation.fr and Le Monde.fr. She has also worked as an assistant for the France 2 news channel. Pasquesoone is interested in covering social issues such as immigration, women’s rights, health care and poverty. You can follow her on Twitter or contact her at vp2279@columbia.edu.

 

 

Vidur Malik is covering the Highbridge section of the Bronx for Bronxink.org and is studying digital media at Columbia Journalism School. He is a graduate of UCLA, where he was an assistant sports editor of the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper. He has freelanced for the Santa Cruz Sentinel and the San Mateo County Times. Follow him on Twitter or e-mail him at vm2365@columbia.edu.

 

 

 

Yi Du is a digital media journalist covering Fordham for the BronxInk.org, and a student at Columbia Journalism School. She is from China and graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University, where she majored in English. She has worked as an education consultant and has interned at Shanxi TV station in China. She has a particular interest in both economic and cultural issues. Follow her on Twitter (@DuYio_oi) or reach her at yd2257@columbia.edu.

 

 

 

Newswire

  • South Bronx Receives $1.25M Gift From Gas Giant

    The Venezuelan-owned CITGO gas company announced a $1.25 million gift for South Bronx social programs on Friday, after having given $7.3 million to the South Bronx since 2007. The New York Daily News reports.

  • Van crash leaves police officer dead in the Bronx

    Officer Michael Williams, 25, was thrown from a police van as it crashed into a barrier on the Bruckner Expressway Sunday morning. No other vehicles were involved and the cause is pending. The New York Times reports.

  • A novel approach by a Bronx charter school

    Principal Aaron Gillaspie emphasizes the importance of college with regalia and song among kindergarten, first, and second graders at Brilla College Prep in the South Bronx. The New York Post Reports.

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