Members of The Patriot win Youth Journalism International awards
Three members of The Patriot won awards in various categories in the 2011 Youth Journalism International contest. Youth Journalism International is “a recognized . . . public education charity in the United States,” according to youthjournalism.org.
Online Chief Jenny Hottle received one of the highest awards, the Frank Keegan “Take No Prisoners” award for her article “Admin addresses campus drinking.” This award’s goal, according to youthjournalism.org, is “to honor an individual who shows tenacity in tackling one or more serious news stories.”
Managing Editor Grace Kim was awarded second place for her editorial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal viewed as essential to American society.” She also received an honorable mention for her article “Faculty discusses cutting computer distractions” in the individual reporting in news.
The editorial is unsigned in the competition, and Youth Journalism International awarded this to The Patriot as a whole.
Copy Editor Cara Reilly earned a second place award in the category for music reviews with her article “‘Showroom of Compassion’ reveals more strange lyrics, upbeat tunes.” Reilly also earned an honorable mention in the category for individual reporting in features with her article “JC alum drums to success.”
Additionally, The Patriot moderator Mark Ionescu was recognized as a finalist for Journalism Educator of the Year. This is his second year as a finalist.
Youth Journalism International’s annual contest “will recognize outstanding work published” between a certain timeline, which may vary from year to year.
There are categories in the contest for each newspaper section as well as artwork and photos.
Henry Shepard is a reporter for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.