DePaul students with their haul (left to right): Rima Mandwee, Brianna Kelly, Melanie Stone, Tyler Carter and Jakub Rudnik.
DePaul University College of Communication journalism students won 23 awards, including seven first-place wins, in the SPJ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards on April 12.
The Region 5 awards recognize the best student work in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The winners advance to the national SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards, which will be judged in May.
The 23 awards are the most DePaul has won in the four years participating in the competition.
The first-place winners (complete list):
Best Digital Student Publication: The Red Line Project
Best Use of Multimedia: Searchable Crime Maps, Clayton Guse and Andrew Rodriguez, The Red Line Project
Online News Reporting: School’s Out: CPS Closes 50 Schools, Joe Ruppel, Josclynn Brandon, The Red Line Project
Online Sports Reporting: Chicago Marathon coverage, Chicago Sidelines/The Red Line Project staff
Television Feature Reporting: Crazy Deli, Jessica Paris, Good Day DePaul
General News Reporting: Flags Under Fire, Dylan Fahoome; Dylan McHugh; Michael Corio, The DePaulia
Sports Column Writing: Sports Columns, David Webber, The DePaulia