Rocket wins 34 regional and national awards

Published by adviser, Author: The Rocket, Date: May 9, 2013
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The Rocket has been recognized with 34 awards from five regional and national journalism associations for work done by its editors and contributors in 2012-13. The Rocket was one of three newspapers nationwide to be named Most Outstanding University Newspaper for 2012-13 by the American Scholastic Press Association. The Society of Professional Journalists named The Rocket the Best All-Around Non Daily Newspaper (Medium) in their 4th region. The Society for Collegiate Journalists awarded The Rocket an Honorable Mention for Overall Newspaper Excellence (weekly or less). The Rocket’s website was also given a Third Place designation by the Society for Collegiate Journalists and was given an Honorable Mention award by the Pennsylvania News Media Association.

Rocket Photo Editor Alex Mowrey received 17 regional and national individual prizes including two First Place National awards and one National Finalist award from the Society of Professional Journalists and two nationwide awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Overall, Rocket staffers and contributors received 29 individual awards in the categories of writing, design, photography and multimedia production.

“The unprecedented recognition of the work done by The Rocket editors and contributors this year is a testament to their hard work and commitment to collegiate journalism,” said Rocket Adviser and Associate Professor Mark Zeltner.

Following is a list of awards won by The Rocket in 2012-13:

 

Society for Collegiate Journalists

Newspaper Overall Excellence (weekly or less): Honorable Mention: The Rocket

Companion Newspaper Website: Third Place: theonlinerocket.com

Front Page Design: Second Place: “3-2-12” by Courtney Nickle

Editorial Page Design: First Place: “3-23-12” by Courtney Nickle

News Page Design: Second Place: “Presidential Campaign” by Will DeShong

Photo Essay: First Place: “Year in Sports” by Alex Mowrey

News Stories: Second Place: “Student jumps out window to evade fire” by Jon Janasik

Editorials: First Place: Will DeShong

Continuing News Coverage: Third Place: “APSCUF prepares for strike authorization vote” by Jon Janasik,

Sports News: Second Place: “One & Done” by Madeline Williams

Sports Feature: Honorable Mention: “Junior Twirler” by Tim Durr

News Photography: Honorable Mention: “Humans vs. Zombies” by Alex Mowrey

Feature Photography Third Place: “Getting Inked” by Alex Mowrey

Editorial Cartoons: First Place: Emily Schubert

Graphic Illustration: Second Place: “New weapons policy” by Emily Schubert

Multimedia Sports Story: Second Place: “Frame by frame victory” by Alex Mowrey

Photo Slideshow: Second Place: “Mac Miller Concert” by Alex Mowrey

Third Place: “SRU vs. Univ. of Michigan” by Alex Mowrey

 

Society of Professional Journalists: Nationwide

Breaking News Photography (Medium): First Place: “A Son Remembered” by Alex Mowrey

Sports Photography (Medium) First Place: “The Catch” by Alex Mowrey

Feature Photography (Medium) Nationwide Finalist: “Country Must Be Country Wide” by Alex Mowrey

 

Society of Professional Journalists: Region 4

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper (Medium) First Place:  The Rocket

Breaking News Photography (Medium) First Place: “A Son Remembered” by Alex Mowrey

Feature Photography (Medium) First Place: “Country Must Be Country Wide” by Alex Mowrey

Sports Photography (Medium) First Place: “The Catch” by Alex Mowrey

 

American Scholastic Press Association

Most Outstanding University Newspaper for 2012-13

First Place with Special Merit Award: The Rocket

 

Pennsylvania News Media Association: Keystones

Review Honorable Mention: “Sum 41’s Anniversary Tour” by Will DeShong

Feature Photo First Place: “Finally Famous” by Alex Mowrey

News Photo Honorable Mention: “A son remembered”  Alex Mowrey

Photo Story Second Place: “A year in Rock athletics” by Alex Mowrey

Website Honorable Mention:  theonlinerocket.com by James Intile

 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Single feature photograph Second Place: “Finally Famous” by Alex Mowrey

Photo layout: Two or more pages Certificate of Merit “Rock around the world” by Alex Mowrey and Lexi Kovski

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