Autumn '16 Quarter Student Journalism Earns Numerous Laurels

Photo courtesy Stephanie Wade / Good Day DePaul’s Stephanie Wade received a local Emmy for her reporting on homelessness in 2016.
Photo courtesy Stephanie Wade / Good Day DePaul’s Stephanie Wade received a local Emmy for her reporting on homelessness in 2016.
College of Communication student media recently completed an award-winning 2016 fall quarter full of national and regional collegiate awards in print, multimedia, and broadcast journalism.
 
The DePaulia student newspaper was honored with a 2016 Associated Collegiate Press All-Around Pacemaker Award for news organization of the year, and was a finalist for 2016 ACP Online Pacemaker.
 
DePaul senior journalism major Rachel Hinton was named second place in the 2016 collegiate Reporter of the Year competition at the Pacemaker Awards in part for her coverage of sexual violence on campus. The Pa​cemakers​ are considered the Pulitzer Prize of student journalism.
 
“The Pacemakers were a thrill for everyone involved in the newspaper and web site, and a real validation of the great work our students are doing,” said DePaulia advisor Marla Krause. “We were especially honored to be in a group that included mostly daily papers from long-established and larger journalism programs.
 
Other ACP awards included Hinton’s fifth place for Story of the Year; 6th place for Multimedia Sports Story of the Year; 7th place for Multimedia Story of the Year; and 9th place for Best Illustration.
 
The DePaulia also won College Media Association Pinnacle Awards for Best Sports Columnist (second place), Best Investigative Story (second), Best Sports Game Story (third), and Best Social Media Strategy (third).
 
“I am so proud of all the students who have helped take The DePaulia to where it is today and the many long hours they have put in to making it one of the best college papers in the country,” Krause said.
 
Radio DePaul also stood out at the CMA Pinnacle Awards, winning Best Podcast, placing second in Best 4-Year Station, and emerging as a finalist in Best Newscast.
 
Radio DePaul also was honored as Best Podcast finalist by College Broadcasters Inc., and was a finalist for Illinois Broadcasters Silver Dome Awards for Best News Story, Best Radio Spot, and Best Community Service Project.
 
Most recently, Good Day DePaul won first place in Long Form Reporting in the Chicago Television Academy’s Chicago/Midwest Chapter Emmy Awards.
 
Reporters Nick Buffo and Stephanie Wade, both 2016 Journalism alumni, completed an investigation into homelessness in Chicago in Senior Journalist in Residence Chris Bury’s Long Form Reporting class. Their piece was produced in Winter 2016 and featured on both Good Day DePaul In-Depth and Good Day DePaul.
 
“These honors are the product of the continued effort and dedication of our student reporters and their advisors, and their success indicates that our students are recognized among the very best collegiate journalists in the nation across a range of platforms and media,” said Journalism Program​ Chair Jason Martin.