Newhouse students win awards in three media competitions

This weekend, Newhouse students picked up wins in three college media competitions: The College Media Association’s Pinnacle Awards; the College Media Association’s Film & Audio Festival; and The Associated Collegiate Press Awards.

Pinnacle Awards

Organizational Award

Four-Year Daily Newspaper of the Year
3rd Place: The Daily Orange


Best Breaking News Coverage
1st Place: Shannon Stubbs & Anne Hayes, The NewsHouse: “#NotAgainSUspended: Latest sit-in prompts student suspensions

Best Podcast
Honorable Mention: Tony Coffield and Katy MacDonald, Rooted: “The Alpacas of Rocking Horse Farm


Best Social Media Strategy
Honorable Mention: Brooke Schneider, David Schneidman and Shannon Stubbs: High Stakes – The NewsHouse


Best Magazine News Page/Spread
1st Place: Jerk, The Protest Issue

Best Online Main Page
3rd Place: Kevin Camelo: High Stakes – The NewsHouse

Best Editorial Illustration
3rd Place: Katie Mulligan, Jerk: “The Sweet Side of College

Best Magazine Contents Page/Spread
Honorable Mention: Jerk, February 2020


Best Multimedia Story
2nd Place: The NewsHouse & Military Visual Program: “The Modern Day Gladiator

Best Sports Feature
Honorable Mention: Josh Schafer, The Daily Orange: “In a city full of Girards, Joseph Girard III made it big

CMA Film & Audio Festival

Long Documentary
2nd Place: Franklin E.S. Harris Jr., Danian Douglas and Somers T. Steelman, Unexpected Bond

Short Documentary
2nd Place: Madeline Powell (AJ ’20), I Am My Crown: Natural Hair

Video Feature Package
Honorable Mention: Kate Mazade (AJ ’20), National Veterans Resource Center

National Pacemakers

Newspaper: The Daily Orange
Magazine: SALT, Military Photojournalism 2020
Online: The Daily Orange

Reporter of the Year

3rd Place: Emma Folts, The Daily Orange

Story of the Year

Sports Feature Story
1st Place: Josh Schafer, The Daily Orange
In a city full of Girards, Joseph Girard III made it big

Breaking News:
2nd Place: Kallan Arkeder, Toby Craner, Meilin Quinn, The NewsHouse
Protest spills into the streets as both sides dispute negotiation efforts

In-depth News Story:
2nd Place: Patrick Linehan, Rocio Fortuny, High Stakes
New York college students eagerly await  marijuana legalization

Feature Story:
2nd Place: Jordan Muller, The Daily Orange
By chance: Students who switched tickets escaped the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing

Sports Game Story
2nd Place: Andrew Graham, The Daily Orange
Louisville crushes Syracuse’s bowl game ambitions with 56-34 win

Ernie Pyle Human Interest Profile:
4th Place: Amanda Paule, The NewsHouse
Neal Powless: SU Ombuds brings a message of healing to a polarized world

5th Place: Kimiko Dugan, SALT magazine
Life after loss


Multimedia News Story
1st Place: The High Stakes Staff, High Stakes

Multimedia Sports Story
1st Place: The Military Motion Media Program, The NewsHouse, “The Modern Day Gladiator

Multimedia Feature Story
Honorable Mention: Madeline Powell, The NewsHouse, “Changing stigma around coils, kinks, curls of natural hair

Photo Slideshow
Honorable Mention: Emily Kenny, High Stakes, “A hemp harvest festival buzzes with freedom in the heart of New York

COVID-19 Coverage

Print: COVID 19 News or Feature Story
Honorable Mention: The Daily Orange Staff,  Diplomas and doubts: April 27 issue


Newspaper Page/Spread
1st Place: Talia Trackim, The Daily Orange, “In the Spotlight”

Magazine Page/Spread
Honorable Mention: Zarah Myers, SALT: Military Photojournalism 2020

Honorable Mention: Jordan Larson, High Stakes, “Lack of regulations pose conundrum for vape users


Environmental Portrait
3rd Place: Emily Kenny, The NewsHouse
Honorable Mention: Lauren Miller, The Daily Orange

Feature Photo
Honorable Mention: Emily Steinberger, The Daily Orange

Best Use of Social Media

Social Media Promotion
1st Place: Brooke Schneider, David Schneidman and Shannon Stubbs, High Stakes


Newspaper Special Section/Advertising
Honorable Mention: Orientation Guide 2019, The Daily Orange

Congratulations, winners!