Carolina News & Reporter multimedia students won 14 awards, including seven first-place awards, in the 2021 South Carolina Press Association collegiate competition. The student winners took the Senior Semester capstone course in the spring or fall of 2021.
The students and their work were recognized Friday, March 18, at the South Carolina Press Association collegiate conference. The conference, which returned after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, brought together collegiate journalists from around the state for workshops and panel discussions.
"These stories and photographs represent some of the best work of our seniors working in the Monday-Friday newsroom of the Senior Semester capstone program," said Carolyn Click, the multimedia instructor in the journalism capstone program. "From an examination of Columbia’s affordable housing crisis to a profile of retired S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal to a remembrance of the extinct Ivory-Billed woodpecker, the pieces resonate with passion and creativity."
This is the first year the Carolina News & Reporter website took first place honors.
2021 SCPA Award Winners - Over 5,000 Division
- First Place - Nicholas Sullivan, Christine Bartruff
Former Allen Benedict residents still feel effects of Columbia’s negligence
- Third Place - Jack Bingham
As Columbia mayoral election looms, city business leaders look for change
- First Place - Jack Bingham, Sebastian Lee
An ode to the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, savior of Congaree
- Second Place - Rachel Strieber
All Rise – The first female South Carolina Supreme Court Justice aims to uplift young women
Arts and Entertainment Story
- First Place - Meghan Hurley
The little bookstore that could: A classic tale of resilience
- Second Place - Sheila Paz
‘Prepackaged’ and taking the big city by storm
- Third Place - Rachel Strieber
Here - finally - comes the bride
- Second Place - Alex Jones, Nathaniel Shirley
Does it capture the moment?' An inside look at the Gamecock athletic creative media team
- Second Place - Sebastian Lee
Moses Felder, 82, owner of Hill’s Barber Shop has cut hair for 55 years
- First Place - Rachel Strieber
Tag! He's it - Meet South Carolina's monarch butterfly chaser
- Second Place - Mackenzie Patterson
“Pandemic pets” are staying home, but South Carolina shelters are still overwhelmed
Cartoon or Illustration
- First Place - Mackenzie Patterson
That funny feeling: young climate activists face eco-anxiety - An ode to Norman Rockwell's "Freedom from Want" to illustrate the potential effects of climate change
- First Place - Sebastian Lee
Think you've seen an Ivory-billed Woodpecker? Think again!
- First Place - Carolina News & Reporter Staff