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The Beacon’s coverage of the student protest against Fr. Paul Scalia’s appearance at the annual Red Mass has won the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Breaking News in Region 10 (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska). That story now goes on to compete at the national level.

Scalia Protest screenshot

Student journalists whose work appeared on the winning entry: Claire Desmarais, Annika Gordon, Jennifer Ng, David Jacobs.

The Beacon also took First Place regionally in several other categories: Breaking News Photography, Feature Writing, Sports Photography, Online Feature Reporting and Online Opinion and Commentary. The regional winners listed below also advance to the national Mark of Excellence competition.

Breaking News Photography Winner: Annika Gordon

We are Portland - breaking news photography annika

Feature Writing Winner: Brigid Lowney, Molly Lowney

Making Life Small: Student Shares her Experience Living in a Tiny House

Tiny House screenshot

Sports Photography Winner: Molly Lowney

Photo soccer coach celebrates with baby- Molly Lowney

Online Feature Reporting Winner: Brigid Lowney and Molly Lowney

Two ROTC Commanders Help Pave the Way for Women in the Military

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Online Opinion/Commentary Winners: Rachel Rippetoe and Erin Bothwell

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/05/qfch0hmk9tnkvvq

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/04/editorial-local-news

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/02/editorial-studentmedia-matters

Finalists

Second or Third Place in the regional Mark of Excellence Awards included the following:

Hannah Sievert, Claire Desmarais- Breaking News

Ana Clyde, Annika Gordon – Feature Writing

David Jacobs, Claire Desmarais – Online Digital News Videography

Rachel Rippetoe – Sports Writing

Olivia Sanchez, Rachel Rippetoe, Kye Garcia, Brigid Lowney – In-depth Reporting

Coverage of the Wally Awards and the aftermath:

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/04/commentary-the-wallys-sanchez

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/04/ofdctb5dzueagc6

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/04/poorman-apologizes-to-students-parents-and-faculty

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/04/reaffirming-pilot-values

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/11/moving-forward-athletics-making-changes-to-title-ix

Annika Gordon- Sports Photography:

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Molly Lowney- Sports Photography:

Benji gives thanks on field Molly Lowney

Jennifer Ng – Breaking News Photography

Jennifer won Second and Third Place for the Photos below:

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Fr. Paul Scalia and his mother walk through protesters silently protesting his LGBTQ views. Photo by Jennifer NG

Gay is OK Jennifer Ng

 

 

 

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Brennan Crowder, Sam Cushing, Dora Totoian and Maddie Pfeiffer accept the Silver Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York during 2019 Spring Break.

The Beacon’s work has been recognized recently by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the College Media Association (CMA).

The CSPA awarded the Beacon a Silver Crown Award for general excellence during the 2017-18 publishing year. A delegation of Beacon staffers received the plaque in New York City during the annual spring College Media Association conference.

At that conference, The Beacon received Second Place for “News Delivery” for its comprehensive coverage (including social media) of last fall’s campus protest against Fr. Paul Scalia.

Finally, we just received word that The Beacon is a regional finalist (or winner) in several categories of the SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards. We are in Region 10, which encompasses Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. The list of honored students and their work is below.

SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

(Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska schools fewer than 10,000 students)

Breaking News Reporting

Claire Desmarais, Hannah Sievert: Former UP President Named in Sex Abuse Report

Claire Desmarais, Jennifer Ng, David Jacobs, Annika Gordon: Protest over Scalia LGBTQ Views Draws Hundreds

Breaking News Photography (schools fewer than 10,000 students)

Jennifer Ng:

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Fr. Paul Scalia and his mother walk through protesters silently protesting his LGBTQ views. Photo by Jennifer NG

Annika Gordon:

We are Portland - breaking news photography annika

Jennifer Ng:

Gay is OK Jennifer Ng

In-depth Reporting – Wally Awards and aftermath

Olivia Sanchez, Rachel Rippetoe, Brigid Lowney and Kyle Garcia:

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/04/commentary-the-wallys-sanchez
https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/04/ofdctb5dzueagc6
https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/04/poorman-apologizes-to-students-parents-and-faculty
https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/04/reaffirming-pilot-values
https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/11/moving-forward-athletics-making-changes-to-title-ix

Feature Writing

Ana Clyde, Annika Gordon – “What Latinos look like”

Brigid Lowney, Molly Lowney – “Making Life Small”

Sports Writing, Rachel Rippetoe: 

Making Strides: Six Years of Athletics Under Scott Leykam

Sports Photography

Annika Gordon- 

coach ref photo

Molly Lowney:

Photo soccer coach celebrates with baby- Molly Lowney

Molly Lowney:

Benji gives thanks on field Molly Lowney

Online/Digital News Videography – David Jacobs, Claire Desmarais:

Students lead protest against Red Mass speaker

Online Opinion & Commentary- Rachel Rippetoe and Erin Bothwell:

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/05/qfch0hmk9tnkvvq

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/04/editorial-local-news

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/02/editorial-studentmedia-matters

Apple Awards – College Media Association

Second Place – News Delivery (for coverage of protest of Fr. Scalia)

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The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has awarded The Beacon several Gold Circle Awards for  Digital Media:

Breaking News- Second Place: Claire Desmarais “Protest Over Scalia’s LGBTQ Views Draws Hundreds” 

News writing (planned news)
Second Place: Rachel Rippetoe, “Rocky Start: Health Center Frustrates Some with Lack of Transparency,” 

Personal opinion: On-campus issues
First Place: Rachel Rippetoe, “UP’s Sexist Culture Starts and Ends at the Top” 

Second Place: Olivia Sanchez, “Why I Felt Trapped by Violent Misogyny at the Wally Awards” 

General or humor commentary
First Place: Erin Bothwell, “Adulting with Erin” 

Interactive graphic
Second Place: Autumn Fluetsch, “Civil Rights Immersion Timeline”  

The following Certificates of Merit were awarded:

Personality profile- Olivia Sanchez, “A Veteran’s Journey: From Combat to the Classroom” 

General feature- Hannah Sievert, “Call to the Church,” 

Video News Package- David Jacobs, “Students Lead Protest Against Red Mass Speaker Scalia” 

Single sports photograph- Certificate of Merit: Annika Gordon, “Pilots Fall to St. Mary’s”

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Tense moments between Pilots Men’s Basketball Coach Terry Porter and a referee Photo by Annika Gordon

Full list of awards here.

 

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The Beacon has won three First Place  2017-18 Pinnacle Awards from the College Media Association, a national organization representing student media organizations from colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

First Place in Editorial Writing went to 2017-18 Editor-in-Chief Rachel Rippetoe, now pursuing her master’s degree at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY), for “UP’s Sexist Culture Starts and Ends at the Top.”

Beacon Multimedia Editor Annika Gordon won Best Sports News Photo for this shot of Men’s Basketball Coach Terry Porter and a referee:

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Tense moments between Pilots Men’s Basketball Coach Terry Porter and a referee Photo by Annika Gordon

The prize for First Place for Feature Writing went to current Beacon Editor-in-Chief Hannah Sievert for “Call to the Church.”

Rachel Rippetoe also won a Second Place Pinnacle Award for General News Writing for “Rocky Start.”

The Beacon also won an Honorable Mention for Best Social Media Presence.  2017-18 Beacon Engagement Editor Erin Bothwell deserves much of the credit for that.

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2016-17 Beacon editor-in-chief Malika Andrews covering the 2018 Super Bowl for the New York Times. ESPN has signed Malika to cover the Chicago Bulls. Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Pretty heady stuff for someone whose bachelor’s degree is less than two-years-old. Here’s the full story (by Hannah Sievert) from The Beacon:

Malika Andrews, 2016-17 editor-in-chief of The Beacon, has joined ESPN as an NBA regional reporter. Less than two years out of college, she will cover the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves out of ESPN’s Chicago office. The job includes writing and reporting, TV appearances for ESPN’s NBA coverage and weekly radio appearances for shows across the ESPN platform.

“I’m honored to have them see some sort of talent in me,” Andrews said. “Following in the footsteps of those incredibly talented journalists and doing that sort of important work is absolutely a dream come true.”

According to Andrews, she is ESPN’s only female regional NBA reporter — well-known ESPN women reporters Jackie MacMullan and Ramona Shelburne are national — and the only woman of color covering the NBA for ESPN overall.

Before ESPN, Andrews was working at The Chicago Tribune covering the Chicago Bulls. Prior to the Tribune, she was a James Reston Fellow at The New York Times for her first year out of college. Her new job will include frequent traveling and getting to know the players she covers.

“It’s definitely a grind,” she said. “The unknown and bouncing around and new cities and new voices is part of what keeps this job exciting.”

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Malika Andrews interviewing Terry Porter in 2016, right after he was named coach of the UP men’s basketball team.

Andrews always knew she didn’t want to work the traditional nine-to-five workday, although she didn’t always know that she wanted to be a sports reporter. She started working at The Beacon during her sophomore year, and quickly moved up the ranks from reporter, to sports editor, to editor-in-chief her senior year.

“When Malika first started working at The Beacon her sophomore year, she had zero journalism experience,” Nancy Copic, assistant director for student media and adviser to The Beacon, said. “But her moxie, willingness to learn and intellectual curiosity made her an immediate standout…Nothing about Malika’s success as a young professional surprises me.”

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Malika Andrews working the sports beat for the Chicago Tribune in mid-2018. Next Stop: ESPN

While she was editor-in-chief, Andrews covered difficult stories like UP’s basketball transition from the firing of head coach Eric Reveno to the hiring of Terry Porter, and the story of a sexual assault allegation. With her best friend and 2016-17 News and Managing Editor Clare Duffy (’17), Andrews spearheaded the transition from weekly newspaper to all-digital.

Andrews’ Beacon stories won numerous awards at the state, regional and national levels.

Her work at The Beacon also led to summer internships at KOIN TV and the Denver Post, as well as the New York Times. She covered the Portland Trail Blazers for the Associated Press while she was on The Beacon staff.

Andrews credits her experience at The Beacon for teaching her the skills she relies on in the professional world.

When Andrews was a sophomore, then-editor-in-chief Katie Dunn transitioned the sports section from centering on sports highlights and game coverage, to focus on how sports extends to culture and politics. That transition reflected what was happening in professional sports journalism.

“I think that mindset was definitely a Beacon-driven mindset, and has served me at my job now,” Andrews said. “I learned the fundamentals at The Beacon and the fundamentals of writing are so incredibly important.”

For those who want to make it to ESPN one day, or into a high position in another industry, Andrews recommends reaching out to professionals and asking them how they got to where they are. She also recommends taking advantage of opportunities outside the classroom, such as student media or another extra-curricular in a desired field.

“Writing every day, studying those in your industry who do it best, being curious and working really, really freaking hard will serve you well,” she said.

This week, Andrews’ hard work pays off in her new position at the Chicago ESPN office. After seeing her on the weekly Arthur and Andrews segment with Ben Arthur (’17) a few years ago, students may now see Andrews on TV or hear her on the radio working with people who have been her role models for years.

“If someone had told me that I would get to do all of these really cool things and meet all of these insanely talented people less than two years out of college, I would have told them they were nuts,” she said.

Throwback:

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Clare Duffy and Malika Andrews with a cart of Beacon newspapers outside the Beacon newsroom in Spring 2016. They spearheaded The Beacon’s transition from weekly print newspaper to 24/7 all-digital news operation the following fall.

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The College Media Association has announced finalists for its Pinnacle Awards, which “honor the best college media organizations and individual work.”  The Beacon is a finalist for five of these national awards:

Winners will be announced at CMA’s national fall convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

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The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, which is based at Columbia University in New York City, has awarded The Beacon eight Gold Circle Awards for Digital Media.

This national competition covered content published by student-run college media organizations during the 2016- 2017 academic year.

(Fun fact: Columbia University also administers the renowned Pulitzer Prize awards.)

The Beacon placed in the following categories: spot news photograph, sports photograph, editorial writing, breaking news, news writing (planned), general or humor commentary, informational graphics and interactive graphics.

The Beacon also won Certificates of Merit for news feature, sports feature and personality profile.

Scroll down to see the award-winning content and individual recipients:

FIRST PLACE

Single spot news photograph
Annika Gordon, “We Are the Human Race”

“We are the Human Race” by Annika Gordon
(at Portland Women’s March 2017)

Single sports photograph
Annika Gordon, “Men’s Soccer: Champions at Last” The Beacon

“Champions at Last” by Annika Gordon

Editorial writing
Malika Andrews and Olivia Sanchez, “Questions About Student Conduct Process Need Answers”

SECOND PLACE

Breaking news
Malika Andrews and Clare Duffy, “Student Decries Conduct Process in Sexual Assault Case”

News writing (planned news)
Rachel Rippetoe, “Portland Shark Attack Survivor Begins to Pick Up the Pieces” 

General or humor commentary

Erin Bothwell, “Do’s and Don’ts of Dating a Killer”

Informational graphics
Rachel Ramirez, “Meet the 2021 Pilots”

UP: Then and Now A series of interactive photos

THIRD PLACE

Interactive graphic
Rachel Rippetoe, “UP: Then and Now” 

CERTIFICATES OF MERIT

News feature
Rachel Ramirez, “Goodbye Howard Hall”

Sports feature

Ben Arthur, “Benji Michel Leads Charge”
Rachel Ramirez, “UP Kenyan Runner Finding His Way”

Personality profile

Olivia Sanchez, “Gap Year: 2016 Alumna Defers Grad School to Fight Cancer”

Full list of Gold Circle awards

 

 

 

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