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The DePaulia


The DePaulia is the award-winning newspaper produced by students at DePaul University. The paper publishes every Monday during the school year; its sister website, depauliaonline.com, also publishes Mondays and updates regularly to report on breaking news.

The paper is divided into six sections — News, Nation/World, Opinions, Focus, Arts/Life and Sports. In addition to coverage of the university, the staff covers news of the Lincoln Park and South Loop communities. Sports stories can be as diverse as covering an athlete’s accomplishment to writing about what a decline in basketball ticket sales means to the athletic program. Features can range from where to get the best deals on groceries to how to look fashionable in the winter. Arts and Life and Weekend Edition stories cover anything in the City of Chicago that can be of interest to the student population.

Writing and editing positions are open to all students; one does not need to be a journalism major to work on The DePaulia. In fact, many of our award-winning stories last year were produced by non-journalism majors. Many journalism teachers will take good work produced in their class and submit it to The DePaulia editors for consideration. Also, the Writing for The DePaulia (JOUR 390) course is open to all students who have taken Introduction to Journalism (JOUR 275) and regularly funnels stories, photos and video to the paper.

Awards

The DePaulia won big at the 2014 Illinois College Press Association (IPCA) awards. The paper earned its highest placement ever — first place for General Excellence for a Weekly Big-School Newspaper, as well as awards, including:

1st Place Sports Page Design
1st Place Column Writing
1st Place In-Depth reporting
1st Place Game Story
1st Place Sports column writing
2nd Place News Story
2nd Place Front Page layout
2nd Place Feature page design
2nd Place Feature photography
3rd Place Sports game story
3rd Place Sports feature photography
3rd Place General news photography
3rd Place Sports news photography
3rd Place Sports Page Design
3rd Place General Excellence
Honorable Mention Movie Review

Journalism Instructor Marla Krause serves as The DePaulia faculty advisor.

Media Coverage

DePaul Distinctions, "The DePaulia: Substance, from Front to Back" (2013)