2020-2021 NYC High School Journalism Program

Friday, April 9, 2021

Despite the challenges and disruptions presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, New York City’s public high school students continued to produce some exceptional journalism and newspaper illustrations. Everyone involved in getting out a high school newspaper during this past year, including the teacher-advisors who provided education and guidance, deserves special credit and acknowledgment. Congratulations to all of the New York City public high school students and teachers who made the effort this past year under extreme circumstances to gather and publish high school news.

Please navigate to the list of 2020-21 Newsies winners, links to some of the winning entries, and judges’ comments from the 2020-21 Newsies Awards With Judges’ Comments And Bios tab above.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

This academic year’s NYC High School Journalism Conference took place online on Tuesday, January 26 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Seventeen NYC public high schools participated, including more than 120 student journalists, high school newspaper advisors, Baruch College journalism professors, professional writers and editors, and Baruch College student journalists.

The agenda included breakout room activities, plenary discussions, seven journalism workshops, and the Newsies best in NYC public high school journalism awards recognizing outstanding journalism in nine separate categories.

Thank you to all of the student journalists, teachers and workshop leaders for your excellent participation!

Mon. October 12, 2020

We are pleased to have accepted submissions for 2020’s New York City high school newspaper awards – The Newsies! The competition – which is free of charge – was open to all NYC public high schools.

The entry deadline was October 7, 2020.

2020 Entry rules are available here: Entry Rules

Fri. Nov. 8, 2019

Baruch College’s NYC High School Journalism Conference and NEWSIES! Awards took place on November 8, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The 16th annual NYC High School Journalism Conference and Newsies best in NYC public high school competition served more than 30 NYC high schools from all five boroughs.  High school student journalists and teacher-advisors came to Baruch College’s Vertical Campus for a day of  workshops with journalism educators and journalists, a plenary news conference, and the Newsies! awards ceremony.  A continental breakfast and pizza lunch were provided.

First and second place award plaques and trophies were awarded to NEWSIES! winners in eight categories and a large first place plaque was awarded for the best high school newspaper edition.   The hard work of high school newspaper advisors and student journalists was recognized with Baruch College Certificates of Participation for each attending high school.

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