Publications win national journalism awards

Kelly Loeb

Big Red, Chronicle, Spectrum and Vox Populi all recently won awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Asscoiation, the National Scholastic Press Association and Quill and Scroll.

Vox Populi won two Gold Circle awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. One for the sports feature titled “#winning” written by Alexander Ravan ’13 and another for the opening and closing spread design by Charlotte Gordon ’12, Alexander Ravan ’13 and Christina Yang’ ’12.

Lizzy Thomas ’14 won a second place Gold Circle for sports writing for “No. 1 Baseball makes CIF run” in last year’s May issue of the Chronicle.

Sydney Foreman ’14 won a Gold Circle for design for a story called “Pretty, Please” in last year’s October issue.

Chronicle Online was awarded a Gold Circle Award for Alex McNab’s ’14 column “Jet lag, culture lag,” from last year’s September issue about his experience in China for a school year abroad.

“I’m glad that others had as much fun reading it as I did writing it,” McNab ’14 said.

Mazelle Etessami ’14 and Henry Hahn ’14 were also Gold Circle recipients for the video made about Senior Ring Ceremony under the category “Video Feature Package.”

Big Red sports magazine also won two Gold Circles awards.

Michael Aronson ’13 and Luke Holthouse ’13 won for table of contents design and Aronson, Holthouse and Grant Nussbaum ’14 won for overall design of last year’s Big Red magazine.

Additionally, NSPA selected the 2012-2013 Spectrum as a National Pacemaker Finalist.

Four middle school newspapers were named finalists, and the winners will be announced at the NSPA convention  in Boston in November.

“We worked so hard last year, and I’m very excited to be recognized as a National Pacemaker Finalist,” Alexa Bowers ’16 said.

Caitlin Neapole ’16 also won a Gold Circle for a photo that appeared in the Spectrum called “Water Polo Goalie.”

NSPA selected Sarah Novicoff’s ’14 “1 in 5: Students on Financial Aid” from last year’s Novermber issue of the Chronicle as a finalist for the story of the year in the diversity category.

The story discusses some of the challenges students on financial aid face.

The story also won Second Best Writing in the California Newspapers Publishers Association.

“I originally wrote the story for my Chronicle class and didn’t know if it would ever run,” Novicoff said. “It’s really exciting that the story could win another big award.”

The Chronicle also received the George H. Gallup Award from the Quill and Scroll Society. George H. Gallup Award evaluates four different categories: coverage, writing and editing, visuals, policy guidelines and business guidelines.

The Chronicle was named a Gold Medalist newspaper by CSPA with 967 out of 1,000 possible points.