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Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Hempstead, New York


4/20/2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Abbi Martzall, SPJ Awards Coordinator, 317-920-4791, awards@spj.org
Taylor Carlier, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317-920-4785, tcarlier@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards winners from Region 1. The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year.

SPJ’s Region 1 comprises Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Honorees received award certificates the weekend of April 18 at the Region 1 Spring Conference in Hempstead, New York. First-place winners will move on to the national MOE competition among category winners from the 12 SPJ regions.

National winners will be notified in the late spring and will be recognized at Excellence in Journalism 2015 (EIJ15) in Orlando, Florida, Sept. 18 to 20.

Entries are judged by professionals with at least three years of journalism experience. The awards honor the best in student journalism. As such, judges were directed to choose only those entries they felt were outstanding work worthy of such an honor. If the judges determined that none of the entries rose to the level of excellence, no award was given. Any category not listed has no winner.

School divisions are based on student enrollment, which includes both graduate and undergraduate enrollment: Large schools have at least 10,000 students and small schools have 9,999 or fewer students.

See the list below for details on the Region 1 winners, and direct any MOE Awards questions to Awards Coordinator Abbi Martzall: awards@spj.org and 317-920-4791.

Note: The list reflects the spelling and titles submitted in the award-entry process.

ART/GRAPHICS
Breaking News Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Mug shot - by Akash Ghai, The Pennsylvania University

Feature Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Stripping down stereotypes - by Abi Reimold, Temple University
Finalist: Selfie - by Akash Ghai, The Pennsylvania University

Feature Photography (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: A baseball man - by Rebecca Castagna, Quinnipiac University

General News Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Hands up, don't shoot - by Kelly Zegers, Stony Brook University

General News Photography (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: High Five - by Tiana A. Abdulmassih, Harvard College

Photo Illustration (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Struggling in silence - by Katie Kalupson, Temple University
Finalist: Reaching higher - by Hua Zong, Temple University

Sports Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Jubilation - by Caity Kramer, The Pennsylvania University
Finalist: The drop-off - by Andrew Thayer, Temple University

Sports Photography (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: A baseball man - by Rebecca Castagna, Quinnipiac University

MAGAZINES
Best Student Magazine
Winner: The New Journal: August 2014 - by The Staff of The New Journal, Yale University
Finalist: Baked Magazine - by Teresa Sabga, Beth Fritzinger, Gabriela Riccardi for Baked Magazine., Syracuse University
Finalist: QBSN: The Magazine - by Rebecca Castagna, Angelique Fiske, Quinnipiac University

Non-Fiction Magazine Article
Winner: Goodbye to salad days - by Abigail Bessler, Yale University
Finalist: The state where giving birth can be criminal - by Rosa Goldensohn, Rachael Levy, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Finalist: Real milk - by Julie Strickland, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

NEWSPAPERS
Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Harvard Crimson Daily Newspaper - by The Harvard Crimson Staff, Harvard College
Finalist: Daily Pennsylvanian 2/28/14, 10/8/14 & 12/4/14 - by The editors and staff of The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania
Finalist: Yale Daily News - by Yale Daily News, Yale University

Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Ithacan - by Ithacan Staff, Ithaca College
Finalist: The Temple News - by The Temple News Staff, Temple University
Finalist: The Phoenix - by Daniel Block, Izzy Kornblatt, Anna Gonzales, Aaron Kroeber, Swarthmore College

Breaking News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Katz, trustee and alumnus, dies in plane crash - by Marcus McCarthy Joe Brandt, Temple University
Finalist: Law School Dean Makau Mutua resigns - by Sara DiNatale, University at Buffalo

Breaking News Reporting (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Professor charged with obtaining and distributing child pornography - by Sam Stephenson & Meghan Hayman, Allegheny College
Finalist: UPDATED: Fordham Alumnus found dead in Lowenstein - by Tyler Martins, Tayler Bennett, Ian McKenna, Fordham University
Finalist: DoE releases Title IX complaint against Swarthmore - by Daniel Block, Izzy Kornblatt, Swarthmore College

Editorial Writing
Winner: Phoenix editorials - by Daniel Block, Izzy Kornblatt, Z.L. Zhou, Nehmat Kaur, Swarthmore College
Finalist: Dennis Ojogho editorials - by Dennis Ojogho, Harvard College
Finalist: Columbia Spectator's editorial board - by Columbia Spectator staff, Columbia University

Feature Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Stripping down stereotypes - by Erin Edinger-Turoff, Temple University
Finalist: Kitchen capitalism - by Noelle Mateer, The Pennsylvania University
Finalist: An engimatic career - by Carley Mossbrook, The Pennsylvania University

Feature Writing (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: The gates within - by Madeline R. Conway, Steven R. Watros, Harvard College
Finalist: A word in the dark - by Noah Remnick, Yale University
Finalist: Local veterans struggle to find the path out of homelessness - by Stephen Harrison, Mercer County Community College

General Column Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Column writing - by Grace Holleran, Temple University
Finalist: Privacy, feminism, ISIS - by Caroline Briselli, Pennsylvania State University
Finalist: Column writing - by Jerry Iannelli, Temple University

General Column Writing (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Stephen O'Hanlon's Columns - by Stephen O'Hanlon, Swarthmore College
Finalist: Nick Defiesta Columns - by Nick Defiesta, Yale University
Finalist: Two sides, same coin - by Gaby Morera, Lehigh University

General News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Sexual misconduct at Yale - by Yale Daily News, Yale University
Finalist: Confronting sexual assault series - by Matt Allibone, Annemarie Butkiewicz, Katy Galimberti, Morganne Mallon, The Pennsylvania University
Finalist: Publishing textbooks can mean big money for professors - by Emma Janicki, University at Buffalo

General News Reporting (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Continuing coverage Gino Vallente investigation - by Julie Conlon Zach Winn Brittany Ballantyne, Keene State College
Finalist: Missing the point: Clean needles can control the added health risks of drug users - by Eric Boodman, Yale University
Finalist: “Yik Yak app facilitates cyber abuse - by Lydia Bailey, Swarthmore College

In-Depth Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Animal heights - by Lisa Khoury, University at Buffalo
Finalist: Chop, boom, you're gone - by The Temple News Staff, Temple University
Finalist: Campus confidential informants - by Steve Fox, Eric Bosco, Kayla Marchetti, Scott Allen, UMass Amherst

In-Depth Reporting (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: A history of red tape - by Teo Armus, Annie Bryan, Catie Edmondson, Columbia University
Finalist: Repeat offenders pose difficulties for Lucas County justice system - by Maya Averbuch, Yale University
Finalist: Enough alcohol to call it rape? - by Nicole Ng and Vivian Wang, Yale University

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Thoughts on Seawolf Athletics - by Andrew Eichenholz, Stony Brook University
Finalist: Muhaiminul Haque's columns - by Muhaiminul Haque, Swarthmore College
Finalist: Ready, set, rematch; Time to say goodbye to Derek Jeter; NBA’s top rivalry remains the same - by Ian Sacks, Iona College

Sports Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Yes — and often no — men - by Anna Orso, The Pennsylvania University
Finalist: Chop, boom, you're gone - by The Temple News Staff, Temple University

Sports Writing (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Disorderly conduct - by Orlea L. Miller, Juliet Spies-Gans, Harvard College
Finalist: One giant leap: Fearless in the face of cancer, student athlete gets back on track - by Thomas Albano, Rider University
Finalist: Harvard Hockey 1989: A championship in perspective - by Michael D. Ledecky, Harvard

ONLINE
Best Affiliated Web Site
Winner: The Harvard Crimson Website - by The Harvard Crimson Staff, Harvard College
Finalist: The Ithacan - by Ithacan Staff, Ithaca College
Finalist: dailyorange.com - by Casey Fabris, Lara Sorokanich, Syracuse

Best Digital-Only Student Publication
Winner: Bellwethr - by The Bellwethr Staff, Syracuse University
Finalist: Yesterday's town - by Anna Giles, Syracuse University
Finalist: Armory Squared - by The Armory Squared Staff, Syracuse University

Best Independent Online Student Publication
Winner: NYCity News Service - by NYCity News Service Staff, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Finalist: Dollars & Sense (www.baruch.cuny.edu/dollarsandsense) - by staff, Baruch College/City University of New York
Finalist: The NewsHouse - by The NewsHouse Staff, Syracuse University

Best Use of Multimedia
Winner: Chop, boom, you're gone - by The Temple News Staff, Temple University
Finalist: This is CS50. - by The Harvard Crimson Staff, Harvard College
Finalist: The general body's demands - by Max Antonucci, Syracuse University

Online Feature Reporting
Winner: NYC street signs - by NYCity News Service Staff, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Finalist: iPhone Jesus: Student entrepreneur brings iPhones back to life - by Greg Surine, Penn State University, College of Communications
Finalist: A silent scream - by The staff of The Campus newsmagazine online, City College of New York

Online In-Depth Reporting
Winner: DenseCity - by NYCity News Service Staff, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Finalist: Chasing fires - by NYCity News Service Staff, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Finalist: Stop the mold - by NYCity News Service Staff, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Online News Reporting
Winner: Chasing fires - by NYCity News Service Staff, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Finalist: Cuba: leaves of gold - by Jessica Paholsky, Penn State University, College of Communications
Finalist: Stop the mold - by NYCity News Service Staff, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Online Sports Reporting
Winner: Ten-year-old amputee overcomes the odds - by Hannah Byrne, Penn State University, College of Communications
Finalist: Chop, boom, you're gone - by The Temple News Staff, Temple University
Finalist: Update on Quinnipiac men’s basketball guard Giovanni McLean’s eligibility status - by Jon Alba, Quinnipiac University

RADIO BROADCAST
Best All-Around Radio Newscast
Winner: WRHU-FM Newsline 10/27/14 - by Neil A. Carousso, Rich DeKorte, Dan Savarino, Juliana Spano, Sean Bates, Hofstra
Finalist: Kris Venezia Newscast 10/16/14 - by Kris Venezia, Fordham University
Finalist: Ann Pierret Newscast 4/11/2014 - by Ann Pierret, Fordham University

Radio Feature
Winner: Drones in New York City - by Megan Jamerson, New York University
Finalist: Brooklyn's edible celebrity - by Rebecca Lewis, Fordham University
Finalist: Kinder egg surprise - by Kristen Clarke, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Radio In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Beleaguered school in far rockaway bounces back - by Gwynne Hogan, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Finalist: Veins of the city - by Danny Lewis, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Finalist: The Egyptian Revolution in the eyes of women - by Jehad Rajab AUC Radio, The American University in Cairo

Radio News Reporting
Winner: Lost on Hart Island - by Rob Palazzolo, Fordham University
Finalist: Teen suicide prevention - by Jeff Coltin, Fordham University

Radio Sports Reporting
Winner: Dave Finn: Golf fanatic - by Rich DeKorte, Hofstra University
Finalist: Coach Sally Starr's 400th win - by John-Michael Sedor, Boston University
Finalist: Verne Lundquist: Coming full circle - by Mack Rosenberg, Fordham University

TELEVISION BROADCAST
Best All-Around Television Newscast
Winner: Centre County Report, October 31, 2014 - by The Centre County Report, The Pennsylvania State University
Finalist: Brooklyn College News 2014 - Newscast 2 - by Steven Loffredo, Faraz Toor, Christian Colon, Lisa Rodolico, Brooklyn College
Finalist: Brooklyn College News 2014 - Newscast 3 - by Christian R. Colon, Faraz T. Toor, Steven Loffredo, Brooklyn College

Television Breaking News Reporting
Winner: Waiting game-midterm elections - by Paul Dudley, Jake Dmochowski, David Shorr, Susan Walker, Boston University
Finalist: WEBN Breaking News: Mayor Menino's death - by Angelina Salcedo, Amanda Cordero, Maggie Smolka, Emerson College

Television Feature Reporting
Winner: Black and pink - by Taylor Walker Susan Walker, Boston University
Finalist: Hunter's delight - by Taylor Young, Lyndon State College
Finalist: Outdoor Caroline classrooms - by Kelli Kyle, Haleigh LaMontagne, Sally Young, Katie Clauss, Ithaca College

Television General News Reporting
Winner: The charter school divide - by Bianca Flowers, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Finalist: Sexual assault prevention - by Julia Manchester, Haleigh LaMontagne, Sally Young, David Owens, Ithaca College
Finalist: Marcellus shale drilling brings money, concern - by Marielena Balouris, The Pennsylvania State University

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Heroin; A look at addiction - by Jeanine Ilacqua, Kate Kahn, Susan Walker, Boston University
Finalist: Poor, immigrants absorb impacts of highway pollution - by Peter Balonon-Rosen, Tufts University
Finalist: 911 failure - by Tyler Dumont, Lyndon State College

Television News and Feature Photography
Winner: Breakthrough law strives to bring gender equality to Senegal’s government - by Contessa Gayles, Ali Withers, NYU
Finalist: Mary Azarian artisan - by Nathan Rivard, Lyndon State College

Television Sports Photography
Winner: CircumBurke challenge - by Kevin Kelleher, Lyndon State College
Finalist: Quinnipiac women's ice hockey defeats Clarkson Golden Knights - by Andrew Badillo, Quinnipiac University

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Cuban boxing: Fighting through adversity - by Eric DeBerardinis, The Pennsylvania State University
Finalist: Farewell captain Derek Jeter - by Neil A. Carousso, Scott Aharoni, Hofstra University

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