Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Vanessa Schneider Goes Full Time at the New York Times

Vanessa Schneider was recently hired by The New York Times in New York as a news assistant for its Community division. Vanessa has been freelancing as a discussion moderator for the past several months, and she will be stepping up as a full-time member of the team, helping to develop new and engaging ways to build a reader community on
Vanessa worked at The Ithacan throughout her four years at IC, beginning as an Accent staff writer freshman year, and eventually serving as editor in chief senior year. After graduating in May, Vanessa moved to Brooklyn and worked as a researcher at In Style and Real Simple magazines. She is also copy chief for a motorcycle culture and design site,

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Cuthrell Memoir to Be Published

"Behind the Blue-Star Banner," Michelle (Theis) Cuthrell's memoir of her life on the home front during her husband Matt's deployment in Iraq, will be published next month. Michelle, a December ’04 grad, was 23 years old, nine months out of college and 11 weeks pregnant with her first child when Matt deployed to Iraq in August 2005. The book tells the story of the trials and triumphs in her life, living alone at an army base in Fairbanks, Alaska, and "the lessons she learned about true service and sacrifice along the way."
More information on the book is available at

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sheppard Moves to Washington and The American Prospect

In September, former Ithacan columnist and Buzzsaw editor Kate Sheppard (journalism and politics, '06) moved to Washington, D.C., to take a writing fellowship at The American Prospect, where so far she has reported on climate and energy policy, immigration, the labor movement, and the 2008 election. In addition to writing for the print publication, she also writes for the magazine's website and award-winning blog, TAPPED. Before coming to the Prospect, Kate spent a year working at Grist magazine in Seattle, blogging and reporting for MSN's climate and energy site, and freelancing for various publications. She is currently preparing to head to Florida to cover the Republican primaries, where she's hoping to spend some quality time with Rudy Giuliani.