CUNY J-School Notches Three Finalist Slots in National Journalism Competition

  • By Amy Dunkin

Special reports produced by the CUNY J-School’s NYCity News Service took three finalist slots in the Associate Collegiate Press’ national awards competition.

The winners will be announced Oct. 28 during the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association National College Media Convention in Dallas.

Among the finalists:

  • Breakdown, which examines how New York City’s mentally ill are left with little place to turn – sometimes with tragic consequences. (Multimedia Story of the Year category)
  • Table Scraps, a look at how the rising minimum wage affects working New Yorkers – and the people who employ them. (Multimedia Feature of the Year category)
  • The Price of Policing, which examines how New Orleans lets wealthier neighborhoods boost local tax bills to pay for extra protection as poorer sections absorb the brunt of the crime. (Story of the Year category)

The NYCity News Service, launched in 2007, feeds student-generated stories to news outlets of various types and sizes, and produces multimedia special reports, sometimes in collaboration with professional news organizations.

In recent years, the News Service has collected scores of honors from journalism competitions run by the Online News Association, Editor & Publisher, the Society of Professional Journalists and other organizations.