‘Entitled to Equality’ Wins Award of Excellence in Society for News Design Competition

Enterprise reporting project “Entitled to Equality” by TheNewsHouse.com won an Award of Excellence in the Society for News Design’s (SND) Best of Digital Design Creative Competition.  

SND judges awarded honors to less than a quarter of the 4,500 entries from professional media outlets and designers around the world. Only three other outlets were honored in the News Site, Page, App category with “Entitled to Equality” — The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Telegraph. 

Syracuse University graduate student Lauren Helmbrecht prepares her equipment to interview Mara McBride and Julia Leary for her “Entitled to Equality” story about high school football players. (Photo by Gavin Liddell)

TheNewsHouse.com is a multimedia news site for Syracuse University to teach practical and digital skills needed for the media industry. Produced in partnership with  WAER-88.3  and  The Stand South Side newspaper,  “Entitled to Equality”  explores how the landmark civil rights legislation Title IX has impacted—and continues to impact—colleges, sports and society at large. 

More than 100 Newhouse students and faculty worked tirelessly as reporters, editors, photographers, designers, videographers, illustrators, social media coordinators and mentors to produce the 17 stories contained in the project. 

The Best of Digital Design Creative Competition honors excellence in visual storytelling, design and journalism produced in 2022. 

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