News 21: Reporting on a Changing America

awards

News21 students have won dozens of awards for reporting, innovation design and photography.

Gun Wars

Over the course of a year, News21 reporters, videographers and photojournalists from 16 universities traveled across America to examine the struggle over gun rights and regulations.

Join the Team

News21 now welcomes students from all journalism schools. Applications are due Nov. 10.

Partners

Student work has appeared in numerous national publications.

Awards

News21 stories and projects have been honored in multiple journalism awards contests.

Foundations support News21 fellows:The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York have provided millions of dollars in funding for News21 since the program's inception in 2005. For a history of News21, go to http://cronkite.asu.edu/experience/news21.

Other support comes from foundations and philanthropic organizations that support the work of individual fellows. These include the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, the Peter Kiewit Foundation and Women & Philanthropy, part of the ASU Foundation.

2013 Awards
EPPY Award, Editor and Publisher Magazine
SABEW Best in Business
NABJ Salute to Excellence National Media Awards
  • Best Digital Project, Professional Category, Who Can Vote? National News21 team
Society of Professional Journalists, Special First Amendment Award
Society of Professional Journalists, National Contest
Society of Professional Journalists, Regional Contest
2012 Awards
EPPY Award, Editor and Publisher Magazine
  • Winner, Best College/University Investigative or Documentary Report. Who Can Vote? National News21 team
International Data Journalism Awards
Online News Association Online Journalism Awards
  • Finalist, Features, Small Site, Coal, a Love Story (Powering a Nation), University of North Carolina News21.
Society of Professional Journalists, National Contest
  • First, Online In-Depth Reporting, How Safe is Your Food? Arizona State University, University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, Harvard University and University of Missouri, National News21 team
  • First, Online Feature Reporting, Salmonella Lurks from Farm to Fork, Jeffrey Benzing, Esther French, Judah Ari Gross and Robyne McCullough, University of Maryland, National News21
Society of Professional Journalists, Regional Contest
The Information is Beautiful Awards
2011 Awards
Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Best of the Web
Data Journalism Awards
  • Data Visualization and Storytelling, National/International: Second: Visualizing Our Future Selves, Jason Alcorn, Michael Keller and Emily Liedel, Columbia University News21
Grantham Award of Special Marit
  • Excellence in multimedia storytelling: Coal: A Love Story, University of North Carolina News21 team: Caitlyn Greene, Catherine Orr, Catherine Spangler, Delphine Andrews, Hadley Gustafson, Hely Olivares, Jeffrey Mittelstadt, Kristen Long, Mimi Schiffman, Sarah Riazati, Whitney Baker and Laura Ruel
Hearst Journalism Awards
Horizon Interactive Awards
Investigative Reporters and Editors
Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism
Online News Association Online Journalism Awards
Society of News Design (SND) Best of Digital News Design
  • Section/Topic Presentation, Professional Division, Silver: Powering a Nation, UNC News21
  • Section/Topic Presentation, Professional Division, Commendation: Apart From War, Syracuse News21
  • Use of Multimedia, Student Division, Commendation: Powering a Nation, UNC News21
  • Use of Multimedia, Student Division, Commendation: Apart From War, Syracuse News21
Society of News Design Best of Digital Design
  • Single-subject Project, Award of Excellence, El Nuevo Normal, Syracuse News21
Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards National Winners
  • Online In-Depth Reporting, Four-Year College/University: How safe is your food?, ASU and University of Maryland News21
  • Online Feature Reporting, Four-Year College/University: Salmonella Lurks from Farm to Fork, Jeffrey Benzing, Esther French, Judah Ari Gross and Robyne McCullough, University of Maryland, News21
Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards Regional Winners
Region 1 (Northeast)
  • Online In-depth Reporting, First: El Nuevo Normal,Caitlin Dewey, Bob Miller, Andrew Hida and Bob Miller, Syracuse News21
Region 2 (Mid-Atlantic)
Region 11 (West)
Student Society for News Design
  • Mini-site/Special Section of a News Website, First: Apart From War, David Miller and staff, Syracuse News21
  • Interactive or Animated Infographic, First: Jerry’s Cabin, David Miller, Syracuse News21
Telly Awards
Webby Awards
  • Official Honoree, School/University: Powering a Nation, University of North Carolina News21
World Press Photo Multimedia Contest
  • Interactive Multimedia, Second: Power Play, UNC’s News21
2010 Awards
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Best of the Web
  • Team Innovation, First (tie): “Latino America”, ASU News21
  • Team Journalism, First: The Young and the Wireless, Steve Davis, Bruce Strong, Ken Harper and Brian Dawson, Syracuse News21
  • Team Journalism, Second (tie): Powering a Nation, Laura Ruel and journalism students, UNC News21
  • Team Journalism, Second (tie): The New Voters, Leslie Walker and journalism students, University of Maryland News21
  • Team Journalism, Honorable Mention: BARThood, Jeremy Rue, Andrea Brambila, Rhyen Coombs, Marnette Federis, Kiran Goldman and Elizabeth Shemaria, UC Berkeley News21
Magazine Awards
  • Investigation and Analysis, First: David Kempa, Crossing Lines, ASU News21
  • Specialized Business Press Article, Second: Christine Rogel, Dueling Policies, ASU News21
Business Insider — The Wire
College Photographer of the Year (CPOY)
Horizon Interactive Awards
  • Video Short Film: Spilling Over, Jessey Dearing, Lauren Frohne, Elena Rue and Mike Ehrlich, UNC News21
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism
Online News Association Online Journalism Awards
  • Multimedia Feature Presentation, Small Site, Finalist: Powering a Nation, UNC News21
Pictures of the Year International (POYi)
Society of Environmental Journalists
Society of News Design (SND) Best of Digital News Design
  • Section/Topic Presentation, Professional Division, Silver: Powering a Nation, UNC News21
  • Section/Topic Presentation, Professional Division, Commendation: Apart From War, Syracuse News21
  • Use of Multimedia, Student Division, Commendation: Powering a Nation, UNC News21
  • Use of Multimedia, Student Division, Commendation: Apart From War, Syracuse News21
  • Information Graphics, Student Division, Commendation: Jerry’s Cabin, David Miller, Syracuse News21
Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards National Winner
  • Online In-Depth Reporting, Four-Year College/University: Apart From War, Syracuse News21
Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards Regional Winners:
Region I (Northeast)
Region 2 (Mid-Atlantic)
  • Online News Reporting, Second: Splitting Main Street, Lauren Frohn and Jessey Dearing, UNC News21.
  • Online News Reporting, Third: Power Play, Mike Ehrlich and Elena Rue, UNC News21
Region 11 (West)
2009 Awards
College Photographer of the Year (CPOY)
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
August 2009 Multimedia Contest
September 2009 Multimedia Contest
October 2009 Multimedia Contest
Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award
Society of News Design
Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards (SPJ)
Region 2 (Mid-Atlantic)
  • Online In-depth Reporting, First: Debating Coal’s Future, Sara Peach, Monica Ulmanu, Chris Carmichael, Jenn Hueting, UNC News21
  • Online In-depth Reporting, Second: Down the Lines, Eileen Mignoni, Ashley Zammitt, Courtney Woo, Monica Ulmanu, UNC News21
  • Online In-depth Reporting, Third: Roping the Wind, Nacho Corbella, Jenn Hueting, Monica Ulmanu, UNC News21
  • Online Feature Reporting, First: Reclaiming Creation, Courtney Woo, Eileen Mignoni, Monica Ulmanu, UNC News21
  • Best Independent Online Student Publication, Second: Powering a Nation, UNC News21
  • Best Independent Online Student Publication, Third: The New Voters, University of Maryland News21
Region 11 (West)
  • Online In-depth Reporting, Second: Building Success, Jeremy Pennycook and Elizabeth Shell, ASU News21

Big Journalism On Campus

Leonard Downie Jr., vice-president-at-large and former editor of The Washington Post, writes about how journalism schools are producing high-level reporting that is making its way into major news outlets.