The Newsies!

Welcome to The Newsies!, the only high school newspaper competition for New York City public school student journalists.  Please join us in congratulating the 2017 Newsies! finalists. Winners will be announced on Nov. 3 at the 14th NYC High School Journalism Conference.

School News
* “Gymnastics Team Flipping Out After Being Stripped of PSAL Title,” by Shua Jeong, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
* “The Dark Side of the Halls,” by Jasmin Taylor, Eximius College Preparatory Academy
* “”Mid-Year College Reports Delayed Following Administrative Dispute,” by Mehrose Ahmad and Sumaita Hasan, Townsend Harris High School
Judges: Jere Hester (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism) and Alex Zimmerman (ChalkBeat) 

Community News
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“Citywide Student Walkout Against Donald Trump,” by Maya Rader, The Clinton School
* “Students Volunteer for Adapted Winter Games,” by Gabrielle Martinez, Edward R. Murrow High School
* “A Nickel for a Bottle: Surviving off of Cans and Bottles,” by Anay Cortes, Francis Lewis High School
Judges:  David Cruz (Norwood News) and Kaitlin McNabb (Rabble)

National/World News
* “America as a Trump Nation,” by Alexa Carcano, Eximius College Preparatory Academy
* “Necessary or profiling? Francis Lewis Feels the Effects of the Travel Ban,” by Illy Marion and Yasmeen Persaud, Francis Lewis High School
* “Gender-neutral bathrooms,” by Aamna Arshad, Midwood High School
Judges: Mark Mackintosh (Columbus magazine) and Andrew Padilla ‎(independent journalist)

Features
 * “The Origins of Mangin Street,” by Nicholas Brenner, Bard High School Early College Manhattan
* “New York My New Home,” by Wenying Lei, Flushing International High School
* “Transgender at Stuyvesant: Transgressing Boundaries,” by Eliana Kavouriadis, Stuyvesant High School
Judges: Katie McDonough (Fusion) Jessica Plautz (Travel + Leisure)

Entertainment/Arts
* “Uncovered: Does society determine who you are?,” by Zainab Camara, Eximius High School
*  “Revisiting ‘Lemonade,'” by Aaron Jackson, Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics
* “Queens, Hip-hop, and Xenophobia: In Conversation with Heems,” by Asim Kapparova, Stuyvesant High School
Judges: Ralph Blumenthal (Baruch College) and  Amy Zimmer (DNAinfo)

Illustration/Comics/Political Cartoon
* “Great Change of My School Life,” by Baozhu Cai, Flushing International High School
*  “Students Debate Over Trump and Clinton,” by Pablo Sanchez, RFK Community High School
* “ICP Review,” by Vivian Lee, Stuyvesant High School
Judges: Javier Güelfi  (Illustrator) and Chan Lowe (Political Cartoonist)

Photojournalism
* “A Nickel for a Bottle: Surviving off of Cans and Bottles,” by Anay Cortes, Francis Lewis High School
* “Back Stage with Stagecraft, by Inaki Herrera, Frank Sinatra School for the Arts
* “Catching Fire,” by Renaenia Pangan, Townsend Harris High School
Judges: Andrew Mendelson (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism) and Bob Sacha (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

Opinion/Editorial Writing
* “’13 Reasons Why’…Not,” by Crystal Gomez, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
* “’13 Reasons Why’ Can be Dangerous” by Zara Perveen, Fort Hamilton High School
* “Stuyvesant: A Model of Model Minorities,” by Matteo Wong, Stuyvesant High School
* “Open Letter  to Mayor, Chancellor and Superintendent,” by Mehrose Ahmad and Sumaita Hasan, Townsend Harris High School
Judges: Theodore Hamm (St. Joseph’s College – New York) and Peter McDermott (Irish Echo)

Sports
* “Bardbarians Wrap-up,” by Ishai Melamede, Bard High School Early College Manhattan
* “Breaking Gender Barriers With Flag Football,” by Ashley Dawkins, Francis Lewis High School
* “Girls Basketball Gets Real World Practice,” by Mya Qualls, Harry S. Truman High School
* “Defending Pier 40, Our Home Turf,” by Dean Steinman and Max Onderdonk, Stuyvesant High School
Judge: Jarrett Murphy (City Limits) and Fluto Shinzawa (The Boston Globe)

Multimedia Storytelling
* “Coping with a Xanax Problem,” by Regan Hockenberry and Zach Hockenberry, Edward R. Murrow High School
* “Breaking Gender Barriers with Flag Football,” by Ashley Dawkins, Francis Lewis High School
* “A Reason to Be Thankful,” by Marlon Prawl and  Stephanie Rodriguez , Harry S. Truman High School
* “The Classic’s 2016-2017 Livestream Broadcasts,” by Sumaita Hasan, Mehrose Ahmad, Aly Tantawy and Diego Ramos, Townsend Harris High School
Judges: Amy Resnick (Crain Communications) and Jennifer Weiss (NBCNews.com) 

Best Overall Newspaper/News Site
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The Verdict, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
*  The Murrow Network, Edward R. Murrow HS
* The Spectator, Stuyvesant High School
Judges: Mary Miller (New York Newspaper Publishers Association), Tim Race (formerly  New York Times) and Indrani Sen (Quartz)