The CUNY J-School’s AudioFiles podcast and NYCity News Service notched victories in the Society of Professional Journalists’ national Mark of Excellence Awards, it was announced Tuesday.
“UnCharted Territory for a Brooklyn School,” Levi Sharpe’s AudioFiles report about the challenges facing a charter school, was named a national winner in the Radio In-Depth Reporting category.
Meanwhile, “The Missing,” a NYCity News service report that tells the stories of missing New Yorkers, placed as a national finalist in the Online News Reporting category. The package previously notched a first-place trophy in the Online News Association’s national Online Journalism Awards.
The two entries also were among the J-School’s four first-place winners in SPJ’s Mark of Excellence Awards competition for Region 1, which covers most of the Northeast. In addition, CUNY J-School news outlets received eight local finalist honors.
The Mark of Excellence Awards, which draw more than 4,000 entries from around the U.S., celebrate the best in student journalism. First-place national winners will be recognized at the Excellence in Journalism 2016 conference, to be held in New Orleans in September.