Newmark J-School News Outlets Earn 24 Awards in National Journalism Competitions

  • By Newmark J-School Staff

Student-powered news outlets at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY notched two dozen awards in recent national journalism competitions.

The winners represent stories told in a variety of media formats — and range from New York’s scramble to combat the climate crisis to tales behind street names in Queens to the push to boost shipping on New York’s waterways.

Among the 24 winning entries honored, variously, by Editor & Publisher, the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and the College Media Association (CMA):

      • The J-School’s portfolio of news outlets — which includes the NYCity News Service, the AudioFiles podcast and 219West TV News Magazine — won College Media Group of the Year honors, the top prize in CMA’s Pinnacle Awards competition.
      • The News Service also earned ACP Multiplatform Pacemaker honors and two Online Pacemaker awards.
      • The News Service’s Superstorm Sandy’s Long Wake special report took first place in ACP’s Local Climate Change Reporting category.
      • The News Service’s Queens Street Name Stories project notched first place in CMA’s Best Multimedia Feature Story category.
    • The News Service’s Hard Lessons special report, which examines what city schools learned from the pandemic, placed as runner up in Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Awards competition in the Best News Story on a College/University Website category.
    • Hard Lesson also garnered third-place honors in CMA’s Best News Package category. Meanwhile, Safiyah Riddle’s graphic from Hard Lessons placed third in CMA’s Best Infographic category.
    •  Naoufal Enhari’s When Nearby is Out of Reach, a story from the Hard Lessons project, and Natalie Robbins’ News Service piece, The Trauma of the Train Operator, both placed in ACP’s Ernie Pyle Human-Interest Profile competition. Enhari finished third, and took home an $800 check, while Robbins came in fourth and picked up a $500 prize.
    • Jacqueline Neber’s New Service investigation, Broken Homes, placed third in CMA’s Best General News Story category.
    • Lynn Ma’s News Service video, The Anti-Social Network, proved a triple winner, capturing first place in CMA’s Film and Audio Festival for Video Feature Package, and scoring honorable mention honors in both ACP’s Multimedia Feature Story and CMA’s Best Short Video categories.