NYCity News Service Wins Fourth Consecutive Best-in-Nation Award

  • By Newmark J-School Staff
The EPPY-winning Craft II reporting team: Standing, left to right: Jose Cardoso, Gaspard Le Dem, Charlie May. Seated: Liam Quigley, Jaya Sundaresh. Not shown: Reggie Blake

The Newmark J-School’s NYCity News Service won its fourth straight Editor & Publisher EPPY Award for the Best College/University Newspaper Website in the nation. It’s the fifth time the News Service has scored the honor since 2013.

In addition, a News Service multimedia project, Climate Countdown, was awarded Best College/University News or Event Feature. The package of stories, photos, and interactive elements examines how vulnerable New York City’s infrastructure is to the effects of global warming, along with what is being done about it.

Five other News Service special reports were awarded finalist citations.

Three placed in the Best College/University News or Event Feature category:

After Stonewall, which detailed the historic effects of the transformative New York City uprisings that mobilized the modern LGBTQ rights movement.

How We Heal, a deep look at the broad landscape of alternative medicine in New York.

Ladies’ Luck, in which women described their central role in the world of New York gaming, as workers and as gamblers.

Two special reports were finalists for Best University Investigative or Documentary Feature:

911 Calls from Amazon, published on The Daily Beast, documented scores of emergency calls from the online retailer’s warehouses seeking help for suicide attempts and other mental-health crises.

The Maternity Divide, which showed how childbirth is far riskier in New York City for women of color—and how far officials are from close the gap.

The NYCity News Service, launched in 2007, provides student stories about New York City neighborhoods to professional outlets and produces multimedia special reports, sometimes in collaboration with news organizations.

The News Service has collected scores of honors in local and national journalism competitions run by, among others, the Online News Association, the Associated Collegiate Press, and the Society of Professional Journalists.