Multimedia Journalist

Daniel is a multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker based in New York City. He currently plies his trade at NBC News. He is a proud Columbia J-School and SIPA alum.**

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Ashtetl of our own name article

Trailer: "A Shtetl of Our Own"

The film documents young Hasidic Jews in and around New York City who have fled their insular hometowns to form a community in Airmont, NY and explores the tension that accompanies their continued desire for acceptance.

The documentary premiered at the 2012 Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Film Festival and will be shown at festivals and screenings at a later date to be determined.

Directed by Kayla Ruble & Daniel A. Medina

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5 Minutes with Palestinian Journalist Mohammed Omer

Reporter: Dalal Mawad
Producer: Dalal Mawad
Cameras: Sergey Gordeev and Daniel Medina

Described as “the voice of the voiceless,” Mohammed Omer won a Martha Gelhorn award for his reporting in Gaza. Dalal Mawad sat with Omer to talk about the difficulties and challenges of being a freelance journalist.

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Afghanis React to Obama-Karzai Strategic Agreement

President Barack Obama and Afghan president Hamid Karzai signed an agreement outlining their countries’ future relationship. As Laura Keller reports, Afghan Americans in Queens think the U.S. has some unfinished business there.

Producer: Daniel Medina

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El Museo's Bienal Exhibit

Latino art is on the rise with new galleries opening up throughout the city. But, it's an exhibit at an East Harlem museum that has everyone talking.

Daniel Medina reports.

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Livery Cabs Threaten the City’s Yellow Cab Monopoly

New York’s iconic yellow cabs may not be the only game in town for long. The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted in favor of a new citywide plan allowing livery cabs to pick up street hails. Daniel Medina reports.

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New York City’s Restaurant Grading System- A Success or Failure?

Eighteen months after the New York City's Department of health began the practice, consumers remain divided on what to make of it. In this week’s Consumer Watch, reporter Daniel Medina finds out if ci...

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New Yorker of the Week: Keef Ward

The technology gap between affluent and low-income Americans has shrunk in recent years due to the wide-spread use of smart phones and computers. Jackie Kostek reports.

Producer: Daniel Medina

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The Controversy Behind New York City's Red Light Cameras

Red light cameras. The flash you don’t notice until the ticket comes in the mail. If Mayor Bloomberg had his way, they’d be on every street corner. Daniel Medina reports on the value of these cameras ...