Caroline Handel

A Collection of Writing Samples Produced at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

Dept. of Corrections Commissioner Doubtful that NYC Will Meet 2027 Deadline to Shutter Rikers Island

In 2019, the New York City Council voted to shutter Rikers Island by 2026. The pandemic delayed that plan, pushing the closure back to 2027. ..

As New Yorkers Battle Inflation, City Council Passes Resolution to Support the Raise the Wage Act

As minimum wage workers in New York City struggle with inflated prices, the New York City Council is urging the New York State Legislature to act…

Following GOP Gains in South Brooklyn, Democrats Grapple with Collapse in Support from Asian-Americans

As the dust settles around the results of the 2022 midterm election, much has been made about Democratic losses in South Brooklyn…

Orthodox, All-Female EMT Corps in Borough Park Sees Growth After Ambulance Win 

Ezras Nashim, an Orthodox Jewish, all-female EMT corps based in Borough Park, succeeded in their quest to operate a private ambulance in October 2020…

In New York City, Child Development Impacted by High Poverty Rates at the Community District Level

In the opening of A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens described a world in which rich and poor experience drastically different versions of the same city…

NYPD: Fire This Cop

A police officer who threatened his ex-girlfriend and shattered a glass door at her Queens home should be fired, a department attorney said at a misconduct hearing Wednesday…

Feeding the Neighborhood: Food Pantries from Borough Park to Kensington Fight Holiday Hunger

Six packages a minute was the pace at which groceries were leaving Masbia’s food depot on a Wednesday afternoon in September, bound for neighbors in need…

Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride: Depictions of Bridesmaids in the Cultural Imagination

About a third of the way into the 2008 romantic comedy 27 Dresses, Jane (a brunette, supposedly mousy Katherine Heigl) stands in the absurdly nice New York apartment…

Person vs Persona: Parasocial Relationships in the Internet Age

In Susan Rice’s comprehensive oral history of Grey’s Anatomy, editor Tony Phelan recalls cutting a romantic scene between beloved on-screen couple Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo)…

She’s Just Hysterical: Our Cultural Indifference to Female Pain

In Michael Che’s Netflix stand-up special Shame the Devil, the comedian discloses to the audience that he’d only recently discovered that periods cause women pain.

About Me

Hi! I’m Caroline Handel. I’m pursuing a master’s degree at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism @ CUNY.

I’m concentrating on Business and the Economy & Arts and Culture reporting, specializing in Audio Production. I have a B.A., in Playwriting & Screenwriting from SUNY Purchase. I’ve probably had too much coffee today.

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