Newhouse students win three national Mark of Excellence Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the national winners in the annual Mark of Excellence contest, which recognizes excellence in student journalism. Newhouse students and student projects took three categories with first place wins, and were finalists in nine total categories.

National Winners:

Television Feature Reporting
National Winner
: “Joe Biden’s Time at Syracuse Law School,” Ricky Sayer (Citrus TV)

Online Sports Reporting
National Winner:
“How sports culture undermines athletes long after they graduate,” Madeleine Davison (The 61% Project)

Online/Digital Sports Videography
National Winner:
“Chasing the dragon,” Cole Strong (The NewsHouse)

National Finalists:

General News Reporting, Large School Division
National Finalist: “Between 2 worlds: how Syracuse’s racist housing policies created a racial divide,” by Marnie Muñoz (The Daily Orange)

Feature Photography, Large School Division
National Finalist: “Hemp Harvest Festival buzzes with freedom,” by Emily Kenny (High Stakes)

Sports Photography, Large School Division
National Finalist:
 “Men’s lacrosse grinds out second-half comeback for massive win in defensive showdown,” by Zoe Davis (The NewsHouse)

Radio Sports Reporting
National Finalist: “SU’s fight for social justice,” by Jenna Fink (WAER)

Television Breaking News Reporting
National Finalist:
 “Trolley accident,” by Greg Bradbury (Citrus TV)

Online In-Depth Reporting
National Finalist:
 “High stakes: The risks and rewards of legalizing marijuana,” by High Stakes Staff (The NewsHouse)

Best Independent Online Student Publication
National Finalist:
 “The 61% Project,” by 61% Project Staff

Broadcast Sports Videography
National Finalist:
 “Project Dad’,” by Julianna D’Urzo, Lindsay Eastwood, Peyton Smith (ACC Network)

Immersion Journalism
National Finalist:
 “Tour Cornell’s research facility where New York’s hemp industry takes root,” by Sonny Cirasuolo, Amanda Paule (High Stakes)

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