Newhouse students and projects picked up four honors in this year’s Excellence-in-Features Awards from the Society for Features Journalism. This showing is impressive in part because this is a professional-only contest with no separate college or student categories. The judge’s comments are included below, which you’ll see also speak volumes to our students’ talents. Congratulations, all!
Staff, The NewsHouse
“COVID on Campus: Coronavirus dominates fall semester, but does not destroy it”
Even though this series was inspired by a Washington Post feature, it’s still an extremely innovative piece of journalism. The stories offer a sense of community, and the vignettes are perfect, allowing strong voices to shine. The subjects are diverse and have interesting tales to tell. And we love, love, love the illustrations by Samantha Currier. This series will help students remember what they—and all of us—lived through in 2020
Madeleine Davison, The 61% Project, “How Sports Culture Undermines Athletes Long After They Graduate – The 61% Project”
Judge’s comments: This story showcases solid reporting, clean writing and great design.
Staff, The NewsHouse, “High Stakes”
Judge’s comments: The reporting encapsulates the topic as a whole, and the social-media elements are especially fascinating. So much so that we bet many readers found the stories through social media. This is an all-around success.
Olivia Zimmerman, The 61% Project, “My Dorm Room Was a Place That Gave Me Anxiety – The 61% Project”