Magazine, news and digital journalism senior finals in student innovation competition

Hanna Martin

Hanna Martin, a senior in magazine, news and digital journalism (MND), is a finalist in the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s 2021 Student Innovation Competition.

Associate Professor Aileen Gallagher used the competition as a class assignment, and challenged students to increase community engagement with The Stand, a community newspaper serving Syracuse’s southside neighborhood. Martin pitched a student writing contest, and her idea made it to the national competition’s final round.

With the help of Stand director Ashley Kang, MND assistant professor Greg Munno, and the Syracuse School District, Martin spent winter break selecting the winners, whose entries were published in The Stand.

Martin will present her project to judges for the innovation competition Feb. 26. The first prize for the competition is $10,000.

Congratulations and good luck, Hanna!