J-Schoolers Receive 2020 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards

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A photo from Brian Huynh’s story “404 School Not Found” from the 2020 edition of Curb Magazine. The piece won the Gold award in the Best Long Hard Feature Story category. Photo: Brian Huynh, https://curbonline.com/404-school-not-found/

On May 19, the Milwaukee Press Club announced the winners of its Excellence in Journalism Awards at its annual Gridiron Awards Ceremony. The event, held virtually this year, honors professional and student journalists for their work in a variety of categories, including feature stories, video, audio and more. Students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication took home 15 awards, including five top prizes. Additionally, many SJMC alums received awards in the professional categories. You can see the full list of winners on the Milwaukee Press Club website.

Congratulations to all of our student and alumni award recipients!

Best Pandemic Story in Video
BRONZE – Laura Bunn, “Quarantine: An Acrostic

Best Long Hard Feature Story
GOLD – Brian Huynh, Curb Magazine, “404 School Not Found

BRONZE – Addison Lathers, The Daily Cardinal, ‘The system is broken’: Madison’s local government is inaccessible to those that need it most

Best Long Soft Feature Story
SILVER – Molly Liebergall, Curb Magazine, “Bedroom Beats

BRONZE – Genevieve Vahl, Curb Magazine, Take What You Need, Give What You Can

Best Short Hard Feature Story
GOLD – Will Cioci, The Daily Cardinal,‘Becky is going to listen to us today’: BIPOC Coalition, TAA march for racial justice and a police-free campus

Best Editorial or Commentary
SILVER – The Daily Cardinal Editorial Board, The Daily Cardinal,Cardinal View: What did you expect?

Best Still Photograph/Photos
SILVER – Brian Huynh, Curb Magazine

Best Podcast
GOLD – Nathan Denzin, “Isolated: Our Corona Virus Story

Best Newscast
GOLD – The Badger Report Staff, Tamia Fowlkes and Sally Young, The Badger Report, “The Badger Report Newscast

SILVER. – The Badger Report Staff, Nathan Denzin and Sophia Madore, The Badger Report, “The Badger Report Newscast

Best Program, Documentary or Special
SILVER – Hazel Tang, “Blind Spot

Best Use of Multi-Media
SILVER – Elizabeth Marie Lang Oreamuno, “Covida: The Corona Virus in Costa Rica

Best Website Design
BRONZE – 2020 Curb Pause team, Curb Magazine

Best Local News or Feature Website
GOLD – UW SJMC Journalism 335 Class, Fall 2020 (Instructor Pat Hastings) “2020 in 20-20