Baruch College Presents High School Journalism Awards, The Newsies

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NEW YORK, NY, November 7, 2011 - As part of its 8th Annual High School Journalism Conference in October, Baruch College’s Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions is proud to announce the 2011 winners of The Newsies for outstanding high school journalism in 15 categories.

First place winners include: Melissa Iachetta, World Journalism Preparatory Academy, Queens (Opinion/Editorial Writing); Maria Petropoulos, Bryant High School, Queens (Features Writing); Latia Skerving, High School for Law Advocacy and Community Justice, Manhattan (School News); Diana Cabrera, High School for Law Advocacy and Community Justice, Manhattan (Entertainment/Arts Writing); The Phoenix, The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria, Queens (Headline Writing); Ricky Macklin, Queens Vocational & Technical High School, Queens (Sports Writing); Tristan Fox, Scholars Academy, Queens (Illustration/Comics/Political Cartoon); and Andrew Villa, So Ri Lim and Annalee Manaloto, World Journalism Preparatory Academy, Queens (Multimedia Storytelling/Broadcast).

Other first place winners were: Ayishatu Nuhu, East Side Community High School, Manhattan (National/World News); Anthony Kellman, Pelham Preparatory Academy Panther Press, Bronx (Community News); The Phoenix, The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria, Queens (Best Overall/Online); The East Sider, East Side Community High School, Manhattan (Lede Writing); Amber McComb, School for International Studies, Queens (Photojournalism); Argus, Midwood High School, Brooklyn (Best Overall/Print); and Tulani Sinclair, School of International Studies, Queens (In-Depth Stories).

The Newsies competition was sponsored by Harnisch Foundation & WPIX/Tribune New York Foundation. For a complete list of The Newsies! winners please visit http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/hsjournalism/awards-the-newsies/.

“The Newsies! celebrate high school journalism throughout the city and give students the opportunity to receive exposure and critique by professional journalists," said Katina Paron, Director, NYC High School Journalism Collaborative.

The Newsies competition is open to all New York City public high schools. Teachers/advisers are responsible for nominating and submitting entries on behalf of their students. Judges for this year included members from the NYC High School Journalism Collaborative at Baruch College, the NY Daily News, ProPublica, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated, Huffington Post, Polish Daily News, among others.

CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, 646-660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, 646-660-6112, Mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu