The Rocket

Honors & Awards

Below is a list of awards won by editors of The Rocket or by The Rocket as a paper in the 2017-2018 academic year. This list may not be exhaustive.

The Society of Collegiate Journalists

Staff Awards:

  • 1st place: Best Overall Companion Newspaper Site
  • 1st place: Best Overall News Page
  • 2nd place: Best Overall Sports Page
  • 3rd place: Best Editorial
    • “The Search Continues”
  • 3rd place: Best Overall News Page
  • Honorable Mention: Best Editorial
    • “The Rocket Responds to the KKK”

Editor Awards:

  • Photo Slideshow
    • First place, Paris Malone, “Pre-Kwanza Celebration”
  • Multi-story News Series
    • 2nd place, Daniel DiFabio, “Presidential Search Coverage Series”
  • Sports Features
    • 3rd place: Justin Kraus, “Football Alum Remembered for Personality”

Associated Collegiate Press

  • 6th place: Best Newspaper Category

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

  • Best in Video Documentary Category:
    • First Place: Eric Davies, “Students March in Support of Faculty Union”
  • Best in Breaking News Category:
    • Third Place: Adam Zook, “PASSHE Chancellor Frank Brogan Steps Down,”
    • Honorable Mention Victoria Davis and Daniel DiFabio, “Two SRU Students Arrested in National”
  • Best in News Writing Category:
    • Third Place: Adam Zook, “New Title IX Restrictions to Have Little Impact on SRU students”
  • Best in Sports Features Category:
    • Third Place: Jordyn Bennett “Former All-American Headed to Canada for a Second Chance”
  • First place in News Page Design, 5/4/2018
  • First place in Editorial Page Design, 10/17/2017
  • First place in Single Subject Page Design, The Race Issue
  • Second place in News Page Design, Orientation Special
  • Third place in Alternative Story Presentation, Starting Five
  • Third place in Sports News, Success with Less
  • Certificate of Merit, Double Truck Page Design, Coaching Tree

Golden Quill Awards

  • Student Opinion, Text/Print:
    • Finalist: Victoria Davis, “Students have been forgotten, ignored in the search for SRU’s president”

2017-2018 Staff


Last updated: December 18, 2018

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