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Student Media Awards

SPJ/ONA chapter posing with awards
DePaul SPJ/ONA Chapter​ officers pose with certificates for the 16 awards won by DePaul student journalists at the 2017 SPJ Region 5 conference.

Our student-produced media, including the print and online newspaper, The DePaulia, the TV news program, Good Day DePaul, the streaming radio station, Radio DePaul, and the online news magazine, 14 East, have all been recognized as award-worthy producers of news and entertainment for college audiences. Here is a listing of just some of the awards that have been bestowed on our students and student publications for the quality work they've created.

The DePaulia

Associated Collegiate Press

2017

  • Winner, Newspaper Pacemaker
2016
  • Winner, Newspaper Pacemaker
  • Finalist, Online Pacemaker
  • Story of the Year, "Behind Closed Doors", Rachel HintonFeature Story, "I Was Raped", Rachel Hinton, Shelley Mesch​
2015
  • News Story, "DePaul Responds: 286 Rise of Adjunct Faculty in Academia", Parker Asmann
  • News Story, "Child, Not Alien, Migration", Parker Asmann​

College Media Association

2017-18
2013-2014
  • Four-Year Weekly Newspaper of the Year
  • Best Sports Columnist, David Webber

Illinois College Press Association

2016
  • First Place, Feature Design
  • First Place, Sports News Writing​

Society of Professional Journalists​

2016
  • National Winner, General News Reporting, "Behind Closed Doors", Rachel Hinton
  • National Winner, DePaulia Investigation, Sports Writing
2015
  • National Finalist, Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper
  • National Finalist, Online Sports Reporting, "More Than a Decade of Drought', Matthew Paras, Kirsten Onsgard and Mariah Woelfel
  • National Finalist, Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper
2013​
  • Region 5 Outstanding Campus Chapter of the Year, DePaul SPJ/ONA Chapter (2013)
  • National Finalist, Online News Reporting, "Schools Out: CPS Closes 50 Chicago Schools", Joe Ruppel, Josclynn Brandon, Calvin Hahn and Angelica Robinson
  • National Finalist, Online Sports Reporting, "Chicago Marathon ​Coverage"
  • National Winner, Online News Reporting, Large School Division. "Election Night 2012 Coverage"
 

Good Day DePaul

​National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Chicago/Midwest Chapter)

2017-2018

  • Winner, College Student Production — Newscast, Karyn Lacey, Daniele Laguckaite
  • Winner, College Student Production — Sports, "Women in Sports", Agathe Muller, Jennifer Nazha

2016-2017

  • Co-Winner, Sports Reporting, Adam Chalifoux

2015-2016

  • Winner, Long Form Reporting, "Homelessness", Stephanie Wade, Nick Buffo

2014-2015

  • Winner, College Student Production — Newscast

2012-2013

  • Winner, Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs, "Ebony Fashion Show", Jessica Paris

Society of Professional Journalists​

2017
  • ​National Finalist, Feature Reporting and Breaking News Reporting
2016
  • National Winner, Television General News Reporting, Daniel Beedie
  • National Winner, Television Breaking News Reporting, "Ben Shapiro", Lorraine Taylor
2014
  • National Finalist, Television Feature Reporting, "GDD Wine Class", Nicole Suarez
2013
  • National Finalist, Television Feature Reporting, "Crazy Deli", Jessica Paris​


Radio DePaul

College Media Association​

2017-18
  • ​First Place, Best Broadcast Podcast
  • Finalist, Best Online Podcast
2015-2016
  • ​First Place, Best Podcast
2013-2014
  • Best Radio Newscast
2012-2013
  • Best Radio Promo/PSA

Intercollegiate Broadcasting System

2017
  • ​Winner, Best Online College Station
  • Winner, Best News Feature
  • Winner, Best Social Media Direction
2016​
  • Winner, Best News Feature, "Holocaust Stories", Marc Filippino
  • Winner, Best Live Music Broadcast, "Under the L with Anthony and the Tramps", Elizabeth Peterson​​

New York Festivals

2017
  • Winner (Bronze), ​Best International College Station

14 East

College Media Association

2016-17

  • First Place, Best Feature Story, "Birth Justice is Social Justice", Emma Krupp

Society of Professional Journalists​​

2016
  • National Winner, Best Independent Online Student Publication
  • National Winner, Best Digital-Only Student Publication
  • National Winner, Best Online In-Depth Reporting