College of Communication Student Media Win 16 at SPJ Awards

DePaul SPJ/ONA Chapter officers pose with certificates for the 16 awards won by DePaul student journalists at last weekend’s SPJ Region 5 conference in Indianapolis. From left, Danielle Church, Ally Pruitt, Rachel Hinton and Kyle Woosley.
DePaul SPJ/ONA Chapter officers pose with certificates for the 16 awards won by DePaul student journalists at last weekend’s SPJ Region 5 conference in Indianapolis. From left, Danielle Church, Ally Pruitt, Rachel Hinton and Kyle Woosley.
Congratulations to our online news magazine, 14 East, our print and online newspaper The DePaulia, and TV news show Good Day DePaul. The three student media outlets took home a number of Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)​ Mark of Excellence Regional Awards at this year’s competition.

14 East

Winners:
• Best Independent Online Student Publication
• Best Digital-Only Student Publication
• Ivana Rihter, Best Online In-Depth Reporting

Finalists:
• Jack Ladd and Bea Aldrich, Online Multimedia
• Steven Long, Online Opinion and Commentary
• Shelley K. Mesch, Hannah Hoffman and Kiersten Hickman, Online Multimedia
• Brendan Pedersen, Online Opinion and Commentary

The DePaulia

Winners:
• Rachel Hinton, General News Reporting
• DePaulia Investigation, Sports Writing: Large School (10,000+ students)

Finalists:
• Madeline Kranz, General News Photography: Large School (10,000+ students)
• Josh Leff, Breaking News Photography: Large School (10,000+ students)
• Matthew Paras, Sports Column Writing

Good Day DePaul

Winners:
• Daniel Beedie, Television General News Reporting
• Lorraine Taylor, Television Breaking News Reporting

Finalists:
• Adam Chalifoux, Television Sports Reporting
• Eric Traphagen, Television General News Reporting
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