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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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While we were in New York at the College Media Convention,  I received the following e-mail regarding the Society of Professional Journalists “Mark of Excellence Awards” for college newspapers in Region 10 (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska):

CONGRATULATIONS!  The following entries from the University of Portland have been selected to receive Region 10 Mark of Excellence Awards.  The actual place awarded will be announced at the awards ceremony next month:

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper-4 Year College/University 

(everybody at The Beacon!)

The Beacon The Beacon, University of Portland
Breaking News Reporting-4 Year College/University 

(Caitlin Yilek’s Four Loko story)

The Beacon Four Loko says goodbye to caffeine
Breaking News Photography-4 Year College/University  

(Erica Ellingsen-Car fire photo, Feb 2010)


Bottom line:

The Beacon placed at least 3rd in those categories in that five-state competition.

Watch for final results April 8 or 9th.

-Nancy Copic

The Beacon Car fire remains a mystery

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