Student Journalists Take Over Dozen Honors at '15 SPJ Awards

​Our Journalism students were honored with over a dozen nods at the Society of Professional Journalists 2015 Mark of Excellent Awards for Region 5, which annually honor the best of collegiate journalism. College of Communication wins and finalists include:
  • Best all-around non-daily student newspaper: The DePaulia
  • Best online sports reporting: Matt Paras, Kirsten Onsgaard, Mariah Woelfel, "Decade of Drought"
  • Best TV general news reporting: Hannah Hoffman and Ashley Holden, mayoral election
  • Best TV in-depth reporting: Jaclyn Driscoll, artificial turf
  • Best breaking-news photography: Geoff Stallion, Laquan McDonald prayer vigil
  • Best sports photography: Josh Leff, DePaul bench mob
  • Best feature writing: Kirsten Onsgard, "Composing the future"
  • Online feature: Rachel Hinton and Shelley Mesch, "I was raped"
  • Online news reporting: Brenden Moore, Matt Paras, Mariah Woelfel, Megan Deppen, Dean Koocher coverage
  • TV general news reporting: Chloe Atkins, "Julia Neary"
  • TV sports reporting: Sarah Gorden, "Tyler Graham"
  • Editorial writing: The DePaulia editorial board
  • In-depth reporting: Brenden Moore, "Gerald Koocher"
A round of applause for all of our student journalists. Here’s hoping your work will also be recognized at the National Excellent in Journalism ’16 Awards in the autumn.