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J-School News Outlets Score 13 Finalists in SPJ Excellence Awards

  • By jerehester

Work produced by CUNY J-School news outlets notched 13 finalist spots in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards for Region 1, which covers most of the Northeast.

The winners – to be announced April 22 at Region 1’s annual spring conference, in Philadelphia – become eligible for national Mark of Excellence honors.

Among the finalists:

27 Young People So They Don’t Get Deported” made the Online Feature Reporting category.

The trio produced English and Spanish language versions of the NYCity News Service story for CityLab.

  • Maria Camila Montañez and Carlos Serrano’s 360-video for the NYCity News Service, “Scaling New Heights,” about physically challenged wall climbers, placed as a finalist in the Online/Digital Sports Videography category.
  • Immigration Today: New York City Stories,” a collaboration of the NYCity News Service and CUNY TV, placed in the Television In-Depth Reporting category.

News of the awards came five months after the NYCity News Service was named the best site of its kind in the nation in Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Awards competition. It marked the second consecutive year the News Service won the Best College/University Newspaper Website award, and the third time since 2013.