Announcing Baruch College’s 2022-23 Best in NYC Public High School Journalism Entry Deadline and Conference Date

Posted Thursday, September 15, 2022

We are thrilled to be moving back to an in-person format for Baruch College’s Annual NYC Public High School Journalism Conference!

Please save the date: Friday, March 10, 2023.

Our conference will be held at Baruch College, in Midtown Manhattan, in our William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, from 10 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. on March 10, 2023. The event will include journalism workshops, a plenary press conference, and the Baruch College Best in NYC Public High School Newsies Awards.

The event is free of charge for registered attendees and coffee and lunch will be provided, thanks to the Baruch College High School Journalism Program’s partnership with the Google News Initiative and additional funding from the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation.

NYC public high schools that have school newspapers are invited to bring delegations consisting of eight people per school, including one teacher or school administrator and seven 9th, 10th and 11th graders per school. Registration will open in early 2023.

Baruch College Newsies Awards January 31, 2023 Entry Deadline

We are moving to a calendar year format for Baruch College’s annual best in NYC public high school journalism competition, the Newsies Awards.

This year, as we make that transition, we will consider work produced and published in NYC public high school newspapers from September 2, 2021 through December 2022. Winners will be announced at Baruch College’s March 10, 2023 conference.

This year, in addition to award certificates, thanks to funding from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, we will be providing monetary honoraria to teacher-advisors whose school entries win first and second place Newsies awards to use in support of their high school newspapers and to incentivize and encourage school newspaper student journalists with staff parties, newspaper supplies, meeting snacks, etc.

We also are creating a new, separate division for new NYC public high school newspapers created and launched after 2020.

Categories for Baruch College’s best in NYC public high school journalism Newsies awards include best online newspaper, feature writing, illustration/comics/political cartoon, multimedia news reporting, national/world news with a local lens, opinion/editorial writing, photojournalism, school news, and sports writing.

In future years, we will be on a calendar year schedule for Newsies entries, so eligible entries for the 2024 competition will have been published between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.

Register for the Spring 2023 “Launching a High School Newspaper” Online Certificate Course

Posted Friday, June 24, 2022

Registration is now open for the fully online, five-session Baruch College Launching a High School Newspaper CTLE certificate course. This course is for NYC public high school teachers who would like to start new high school newspapers in high schools that do not have newspapers. The course, which runs on Monday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., is offered free of charge to NYC public high school teachers who have the support of their high schools to launch new student newspapers in 2022-23.

Please see https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/hsjournalism/starting-a-high-school-newspaper-for-teacher-advisors/ for more details.

Please sign up here if you’re a NYC public high school teacher interested in launching a NYC high school newspaper:

For further information, please contact Professor Geanne Belton at geanne.belton@baruch.cuny.edu.