The Newsies! – 2012

Welcome to The Newsies!, the only high school newspaper competition for New York City student journalists.

Please join us in congratulating the 2012 finalists. The winners will be announced during a lunchtime ceremony hosted by Colin Myler, Editor-in-Chief of The New York Daily News, at Baruch College on Fri., Nov. 9.

School News
* “Blackout,” by Ninaad Dave and Nicole Clemons, Curtis High School
* Runner-up “Prices Pack a Punch for No Free Lunch,” by Zalika Cuffy-Scott, Murrow High School
* Honorable Mention “Scanning Stress,” by Inna Kim, International High School at Lafayette
Judges: Philisa Cramer (Gotham Schools) and Gail Robinson (Freelance Writer/Editor)

Community News
“Safety after Stabbing,” by Adelina Zhang, Edward R. Murrow High School
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Runner-Up  “Sex Ed: Too Far or Not Far Enough,” by Shaquana Reed, East Side Community High School
*Honorable Mention “New York’s Hometown Airline,” by Jose Escobar, Aviation High School
Judges: Sylvia Guerrero (People’s Production House) and Theodore Hamm (Brooklyn Rail/St. Joseph’s College-N.Y.)

National/World News
* “Packing Up Help,” by Sasha Williams, Edward R. Murrow High School
* Runner-Up  “Burning Americans Out of Cash,” by Anniesa Baldeo, Scholars’ Academy
Honorable Mention “Occupy Wall Street: From a Student’s Perspective,” by Nicole Bagnarol, Brooklyn Technical High School
Judges: Jackie Majerus and Steve Collins (Youth Journalism International) and Peter McDermott (Irish Echo)

Entertainment/Arts
* “Roadracer on the Run,” by Nicole Javorsky, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
* Runner-Up “2011 Album Reviews,” by Ayah Aly, Nicole Clemons, Amira Fazal, Michael Inoa, Paulina Jedrzejowski, Syed Kabir, Shawn Reilly, Rebecca Rolon, Chante Spence, Curtis High School
* Honorable Mention “Breaking Dawn Part 1 Movie Review,” by Ana Miljak, Baccalaureate School for Global Education
Judges:  Ralph Blumenthal (Baruch College) and  Amy Zimmer (DNAinfo)

Illustration/Comics/Political Cartoon
Excuse by Richard Chicaiza, Aviation High School
* Runner-Up N3MB3RS OBS3SS3D by R.J. Rubio, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
* Honorable Mention Dubstep by Humphrey Wu, World Journalism Preparatory School
Judges: Betty Ming Liu (Newsday) and Savitha Viswanathan (Freelance Illustrator)

In-Depth Stories
* “Affirmative Action Sparks Debate During College Season,” by Catherine Moskos, Townsend Harris High School
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Runner-Up  “Students Cope with Disabled Parents,” by Nicole Clemons, Curtis High School
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Honorable Mention “Administration Explains Ban on Baked Goods,” by Savannah Pees and Anna Schierenbeck, Brooklyn Technical High School
Judges: Jeanmarie Evelly (DNAinfo) and Javier Hernandez (New York Times)

Photojournalism
* Early playoff exit frustrates players by Ayah Aly, Curtis High School
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Runner-Up Fans of Flight Welcome the Space Shuttle by Julien Clements, Aviation High School
* Honorable Mention Boy’s Varsity Basketball Regular Season Ends, Finishing Fourth in Division by Julia Sikora, Brooklyn Technical High School
Judges: Jane Hwang (Bloomberg News) and Donna Rickles (Yahoo News)

Opinion/Editorial Writing
* “The Africa Stereotype,” by Karem Smithstone, East Side Community High School

Runner-Up “What’s the Problem with Boys?”  by Britni de Jesus, High School of Contemporary Arts
Judges: Benjamin Hudson (Baruch College) and Leslie Seifert (Journalists in Schools)

Sports
* “This Game Changed My Life!” by Marlon Hernandez, High School for Contemporary Arts

Runner-Up “Seniors Scramble For Gym Credits,” by Susan Chow, East Side Community High School
Honorable Mention “Jail Ball? Are These Guys For Real?” by Michael Vaivao, School for International Studies
Judge: Fluto Shinzawa (Boston Globe)

Features
* “Students Hooked on Hookah,” Sarah Aly, Curtis High School
* Runner-Up “Nalesha Overcomes Tragedy and Graduates with the Class of 2012,” Max Resetar, Benjamin N. Cardozo HS
Honorable Mention “Watch What You Wear: The Dress Code Dispute Continues,” Alex Haines-LeBlanc, Brooklyn Technical High School
Judges: Rafer Guzman (Newsday) and Derek Kravitz (Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, Columbia University)

Multimedia Storytelling
* “Connected,” by Kristina Weis and Sonya Reyes, Curtis High School

Runner-Up “NYC Christmas Tree Recycling Program,” by Annalee Manaloto and Opal Lim, World Journalism Preparatory School
Judges: Carol Knopes (retired, RTND’s High School Broadcast Journalism Project) and Bob Sacha (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

Enhanced Reporting
coverage enhanced by Internet tools (social media, online polls, etc.)
Honorable Mention “Larger Debt, Higher Risk” by James Tschikov, Brooklyn Technical High School
Judges: Vera Haller (Baruch College) and Amanda Hickman (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

Headline Writing
* Baltic Blast, The School for International Studies
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Runner-Up Argus, Midwood High School
* Honorable Mention Survey, Brooklyn Tech High School
Judges: Amanda Prost (Women’s World) and Patricia Willens (WNYC, SchoolBook)

Lede Writing
* The Log, Aviation High School, The Log

* Runner-Up Argus, Midwood High School
* Honorable Mention Survey, Brooklyn Technical High School
Judges: Rebecca Baker (The Record) and Robin Fields (ProPublica)

Best New Newspaper (<2 years old)
* The Madison Moment, James Madison High School

Runner-Up International Minds, International High School at Lafayette
Judges: Monette Austin Bailey (University of Maryland) and Mark Mackintosh (Columbus magazine)

Best Overall Print Newspaper
 * The Murrow Network, Edward R. Murrow High School
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Runner-Up Survey, Brooklyn Technical High School
* Honorable Mention Curtis Log, Curtis High School
Judges: Rita Henley Jenson (Women’s eNews), Jere Hester (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism) and Andrea Sachs (TIME)

Best Overall Online Newspaper
* The Verdict, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School

Runner-Up The Blazer, World Journalism Preparatory School
Judges: Hasani Gittens (The Daily) and Joshua Norman (CBSnews.com)

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