Not one. Not two. Not three. Not four…but for now, five.
For the fifth straight year, The Reporter, the student newspaper at Miami Dade College has been named the top state college newspaper in Florida.
The paper received the honor on Oct. 16 in Orlando at the Florida College System Publications Association awards banquet.
“I’m exceptionally proud of the staff,” said Daniela Hurtado, who served as the paper’s Editor-In-Chief last year, and is currently a junior at the University of Florida majoring in telecommunication news. “The Reporter is a great place to learn and grow as a journalist. I’m so happy that we came out on top for another year. It makes all the hard work and long hours worth it.”
The Reporter placed in 15 of 18 individual categories– including 12 first-place awards and three second place honors—at the conference. The first place honors were for In-Depth Reporting, Feature Story, Sports Writing, News Photo, Design, Arts Review, Feature Story, Illustration, Editorial Cartoon, Sports Photo, Comic Strip and Humor Column.
This year’s competition was based on newspapers printed during the 2014-15 school year. The Reporter accumulated 42 overall points. The Reporter, which was established in Oct. 4, 2010 when the College merged the school’s three existing student newspapers—The Falcon Times, Metropolis and the Catalyst—has dominated at the state competition since its inception, winning 74 awards from the FCSPA in the past five years including 47 first-place honors.
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Daniela Hurtado, In-Depth Reporting
Tomás Monzón , Feature Story
Andres Jimenez, Sports Writing
Anadaniela Garcia, Design
Angela Delgado, News Photo
Erik Jimenez, Arts Review
Mark Pulaski, Feature Photo
Danielle Kairuz, Illustration
Claudia Nieves, Editorial Cartoon
Ashley Canario, Sports Photo
Kathleen Stebbins, Comic Strip
Rafael Tur, Humor Column
Tomás Monzón, News Story
Angela Delgado, Karen La Spina, and Edgard Lobo, Picture Story
Andres Jimenez, Sports Column