Newhouse triumphs at Pinnacle College Media Awards

The Newhouse School students were honored with nearly two dozen awards at the College Media Association (CMA) Pinnacle College Media Awards, announced at the #MediaFest22 Conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Out of the 23 awards, there were three First Place honors: two to alumnus Gavin Liddell ’21, G ’22 for photo essays for The NewsHouse and Upstate Unearthed, and one to the Entitled to Equality social media team in the Best Social Media Strategy category. Work published by Jerk, The OutCrowd and Newhouse’s military program’s SALT magazine also were recognized.

In CMA’s Film & Audio Festival, also announced at #MediaFest22, broadcast and digital journalism alumna Moriah Humiston ’22 won a pair of honors for her videos “Bocce” and  “Where do Syracuse’s COVID-19 Tests Go.”

According to organizers, more than 2,900 entries were submitted for this year’s awards.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Best Photo Package

1st Place: Gavin Liddell, “Grit & Glory,” The NewsHouse

2nd Place: Gavin Liddell, “Welcome to The Spot,” Upstate Unearthed

Sports Multimedia Story

1st Place: Gavin Liddell, “Welcome to The Spot,” Upstate Unearthed        

3rd Place: Dean Zulkofske, “Seeking Better Representation on the Sidelines,” Entitled to Equality

Video Feature Package

1st Place: Moriah Humiston, “Bocce”

Video News Package

2nd Place: Moriah Humiston, “Where do Syracuse’s COVID-19 Tests Go”

Best Social Media Strategy

1st Place: The Entitled to Equality Staff, “Entitled to Equality”

Best Photo Illustration

2nd Place: Lydia Herne, “Mother & Daughter,” Entitled To Equality

Sports News Photo

2nd Place: Isaiah Vazquez,  “Flying High,” The NewsHouse

Best Magazine Sports Spread

2nd Place: SALT’s “A Culture of Discipline” by Jack Gnosca

Best Audio Slideshow

3rd Place: Sarah Slavin, “Where the Wild Newbies Went,” Upstate Unearthed 

Best Sports Feature Photo

3rd Place: Gavin Liddell, “Welcome to The Spot,” Upstate Unearthed

Honorable Mention: Gavin Liddell “Grit & Glory,” The NewsHouse

Best Multimedia Feature Story

3rd Place: The Entitled to Equality Staff, “Entitled to Equality“

Honorable Mention: Jonathan Harris & Hanna Martin, “Live Oaks and Dead Folks: Exploring Oakwood Cemetery and its Loyal Caretakers,” Upstate Unearthed

Best Sports Feature

3rd Place: Madelyn Geyer, “Something was wrong and needed to be addressed,” Entitled to Equality

Honorable Mention: Dominick Pfisterer, “Don’t Use the F-word When You Talk Disc Golf,” Upstate Unearthed

Sports Investigative Story

3rd Place: Christopher Cicchiello, “Why doesn’t SU pay Otto the Oranges,” The NewsHouse

Best Investigative Story

Honorable Mention: Kate Brennan, “Aloha Aina,” The NewsHouse

Best Editorial Illustration

Honorable Mention: Cassie Cavallaro, “My Adventures with a Quija Board for the Modern Era,” Upstate Unearthed

Best Infographic

Honorable Mention: Maggie Sullivan, “The Power of Dirt,” Upstate Unearthed

Best Magazine Contents Spread

Honorable Mention: Jerk’s March Table of Contents by Callen Moore and Lucinda Strol 

Best Magazine Entertainment Spread

Honorable Mention: Jerk’s “The Problem with Porn” by Olivia LaCour

Best Viral Video

Honorable Mention Maclara Cardoso, “Introducing The OutCrowd Editors as Queer Icons,” The OutCrowd

Best Feature Photo

Honorable Mention: Gavin Liddell, “Welcome to The Spot,” Upstate Unearthed