Newmark J-School multimedia journalism has once again been honored in two national contests.
Insecurity Blanket, an AudioFiles program detailing how New Yorkers found ways to cope when their routines were upended by the pandemic, won for Best Podcast in the Associated Collegiate Press 2020 Awards.
Funded But Forgotten, a multimedia project by Megan Conn, Georgina Hallowell, Larisa Karr Karr, and Modou Nyang that investigated the treatment of teens in foster care, won first prize as ACP’S Diversity Story of the Year.
Three J-School projects were honored as national EPPY finalists:
- The NYCity News Service, for Best College-Produced Community or Niche Website.
- South Bronx Acts, a multimedia look at hope and heroism amid the pandemic, for Best Feature Story on a College Website.
- 61 Days of Solitude, Life and Love, a photo essay by Benjamin Chambers documenting resilience and creativity in confinement, for Best Photojournalism on a College Website.
Students also were honored in two additional ACP Awards categories:
- The NYCity News Service won an Online Pacemaker Award.
- The Coronavirus Chronicles, a news site launched by the Solutions Journalism class on the day New York went into lockdown, won third prize for Multimedia Story of the Year.
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 student-powered News Service, along with 219West and AudioFiles, has collected scores of honors in local and national journalism competitions run by Editor & Publisher, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Online News Association, the Associated Collegiate Press, and other noted media associations.