Journalism Senior Wins AEJMC Competition

College of Communication Journalism senior Scott Sutton has placed first in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s international multimedia news-writing competition.

AEJMC’s International Communication Division will honor Sutton at the organization’s 2014 conference Aug. 7 in Montreal. Sutton will receive a certificate of recognition and $100 for his winning entry.
Sutton’s story, titled “4/15: Running Toward Recovery”, was a multimedia profile of Chicago runners who were at the 2013 Boston Marathon during the terrorist attacks.

His story was produced in Mike Reilley​’s Online Sports Reporting class in the Spring 2013 quarter and appeared on the (now defunct) Red Line Project website.

“Scott’s story captured the perseverance and courage of the runners who had survived a horrible event,” Reilley said. “His story dug beneath the surface and explored what really keeps these remarkable people going.

“His piece is a great example of multi-platform storytelling. He used great reporting and writing, an audio slideshow and photography to tell this story.”

This marked the second consecutive year that a DePaul journalism student has won the competition. Clayton Guse’s project on gun violence won last year.​