Category Archives: new media

Brooklyn bloggers show real faces

Erin O\'Neill

Check out my latest story on the Brooklyn blogging community published in the New York Daily News.


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Finding romance on the “Love Train”

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A world seethes beneath New York where love-seeking straphangers interact with stolen glances between jostling bodies.

Those who enter that world at the L train’s Bedford Avenue stop in Brooklyn take to the Internet more often than riders on any other line to turn furtive eye contact into trysts.

In romance fever’s high-season — the two weeks before and after Valentine’s Day — 421 men and women posted to the “missed connections” thread on hoping to connect with a stranger they chatted with or made eye contact with underground.

Read the rest of my story, also published by here.

You can also check out the missed connections mapped out by gender here.

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Newsweek: From Silence to Circus

From Silence to Circu

Two of my classmates, Eliot Caroom and Lakshmi Gandhi, produced a multimedia package for Newsweek on the Quaker vote in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can find the video and story here.

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Telecommuters team together;

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or other ways to avoid Times Square.

By Erin O’Neill

Buried beneath our streets and seas lie the fiber optic cables that allow entire continents of people to communicate and trade in the economic phenomenon known as globalization. That same spidery web of cable connecting people in different countries has also spawned a new trend taking place in the cafes and bars of south Brooklyn.

At noon on a Thursday a health care consultant, graphic designer, architect and accountant sit in a French bistro on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens talking about the Spitzer scandal and things to do in Brooklyn – and not one of them took the day off. It is the office break room evolved – fitted for the needs of the growing population of Brooklynites that work from home.

“When you’re home all day it’s nice to find people to meet up for lunch,” said Ginger Smith Carls, a healthcare consultant who works from her home in Park Slope.

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Bagel stores in Brooklyn battle rising prices

Check out the multimedia package my classmate Kate and I put together.

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Isn’t it ironic?

Does anyone else see the irony in The Postal Service granting UPS the rights to use “Such Great Heights” in a recent commercial?

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Street art smokes on Lower East Side


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