CCC recognition for college coronavirus coverage

The CCC recognition program honors outstanding coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coverage for the week ending March 30, 2020, was recognized for reporting. Photo and design categories were added to the recognition week ending April 3.

Photos were recognized only during the week that ended April 3, to recognize photo coverage before shelter-in-place orders into into effect across the country.

The awards are now sponsored by four organizations —
Associated Collegiate Press,
the Society of Professional Journalists,
the Society for News Design and
College Broadcasters Inc.

More information on the awards is here, and the SPJ winners announcement is here.

If you choose to participate in this recognition program, it is critical that you do not put yourself or others in jeopardy of being infected with COVID-19 through your reporting. Safety first.

May 12, 2020, reporting recognition

This is the final week of honorees. All honorees will now be re-evaluated, and top work will be selected.

Lily Lamadrid
PSU Vanguard, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Let me count the days

Peter Senzamici and Laila Maiden
Streetsblog, New York City News Service, City University of New York
Stopping COVID-19: Asian-Americans were way ahead of city, state leaders
Refugees brace for outbreaks

Honorable mentions

The Red Line Project, University Illinois Chicago
Data: Virus overwhelming Illinois, Chicago during pandemic
Illinois, other states struggling to slow COVID-19 spread
Testing still hard to dome by in Chicago and Illinois

WVU News, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
Spring 2020 – Episode 4

May 5, 2020, reporting recognition

84 submissions

Shannon Miller
The Pioneer, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York
LIU to receive $7 million stimulus after layoffs and no refunds

Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
Remote Newscast 4/29

Honorable mentions

NY City News Service
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, New York
The fear of what’s next

Her nightly window into hope
Savoring the new rituals

Carson TerBush and Vivek Rao
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington
Pandemic playbook: How UITS took IU online

Julia Arwine, Abby Bammerlin, Hannah Horsington
The Miami Student Magazine, Miami University, Miami, Florida
The unfolding of a global pandemic

April 28, 2020, reporting recognition

109 submissions

The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Graffiti, handshakes and the “perpetual foreigner”: Asian Americans at Northwestern report alienation amid COVID-19
Northwestern doctors upend family life to fight at frontlines, NM builds capacity for peak
SOLR demands University be held accountable for promise to pay dining workers

Charlotte Zimmer
Yale Daily News, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Understanding COVID-19 with genetic sequencing
Yale researchers investigate COVID-19 antibodies
Yale researchers find spit might be the key to widespread COVID-19 testing

Amanda Siew
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma
Her Facebook video
Her Twitter thread

Honorable mentions

UCF Knightly Latino
NSM TODAY, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
“Ni De Aquí, Ni De Allá” by Knightly Latino
Ni De Aquí, Ni De Allá by Knightly Latino Spanish Brief

The Daily Iowan
University of Iowa, Iowa City
‘Yo no soy un delincuente:’ Iowa agencies call for the release of immigrants from deportation centers amid COVID-19 pandemic
University of Iowa students grapple with how, whether to pay rent after classes transition online
COVID-19 pandemic forces UI pianists to adjust to new dynamic

Special honorable mention

Temple Update
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temple Update News Brief | April 20, 2020
Temple Update News Brief | April 22, 2020
New Research Suggests “Caution” For Universities Considering Fall Reopening

天普时刻 Temple Moment
天普时刻 | Temple Moment News Brief 04/20/2020
天普时刻 | Temple Moment News Brief 04/22/2020
天普时刻 | Temple Moment News Brief 04/24/2020

Lo Último
Lo Último Noticias Breves | Abril 23, 2020

April 23, 2020, broadcast recognition


Northwestern News Network
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
“NNN: COVID-19 special report,” April 3 newscast

The Southeastern Channel
Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana
multiple newscasts

Cronkite News
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
any recent newcast


F Newsmagazine
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
When this is over

April 22, 2020, visuals recognition

Xena Peterson
California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles, California
Pandemic: Sick with vain – a portrait on society

‍Reilly Branson
F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Comics page

Honorable mentions

KBVR-TV staff
Oregon State University, Corvallis
“Does it Toot? Celery”
“The Geek House Vlog”

Bethany Johnson, Empire State Tribune
The King’s College, New York City
On the streets of New York: COVID-19 gallery

Ball State Daily News staff, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
“Daily Dining”

April 17, 2020, reporting recognition

90 submissions

Shrishti Mathew
The NewsHouse, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University (New York)
Fleeing in fear, landing in chaos

South Florida Media Network, Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, Miami, Florida
Pandemic Profiles

Madeleine Romance
The Heights, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
With federal funds depleted, BC says it won’t pay students unable to work

Honorable mentions

Olivia Tucker
Yale Daily News, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Faculty navigate balancing academics with child care

Andy Blye and Jill Ryan
Special to the Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona
For those struggling with addiction, social isolation can bring a greater risk

The GW Hatchet, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
With sports on pause, athletic trainers head to GW Hospital to help fight pandemic
Helping hands: Ward 2 steps up in wake of pandemic

April 10, 2020, reporting recognition

114 submissions

Tobie Nell Perkins and Karina Elwood
“Fresh Take Florida,” WUFT, University of Florida
Keeping the family restaurant open in the pandemic: It’s all we have ever known
Sanford Orlando Kennel Club forced to close doors early

Rachel Berry, Ceili Doyle and Emily Dattilo
Miami Student, Miami University (Ohio)
Miami planning faculty position cuts, increasing teaching loads
‘You have to laugh or I would be crying’: Coronavirus devastates Oxford businesses, city proposes stimulus program
Revisiting Club Penguin: a virtual world virtually unchanged

Honorable mentions

Dylan Grosz
The Stanford Daily, Stanford University (California)
Visualized: COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area

Lesya Feinstein
Aggie TV News, Utah State University

April 10, 2020, design recognition

Imogen Francis
Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, Miami, Florida
Impact: Stats on how the novel coronavirus is affecting Florida

April 3, 2020, reporting recognition

178 entries

Angela DiMichele and Dana Cassidy
“Fresh Take Florida,” WUFT, University of Florida
Background checks reflecting gun sales break new records in Florida, nationally
Unintended consequences: Lawmaker says he never meant to allow Florida colleges, universities to hide details of pandemic response plans

Eduardo Medina
Auburn Plainsman
‘My whole body was aching’: One Auburn student’s story of being diagnosed with coronavirus

The Daily Iowan staff
‘Life is different’: Chicagoans grapple with Illinois governor’s shelter-in-place order
Letter from the editor: We will get through COVID-19 with you
After student workers leave campus questioning pay status, UI says pay will continue

Honorable mentions

The Miami Hurricane
UM’s response to COVID-19: The good, the bad and the uncertain
Students hurry back from UGalapagos program after Ecuador closes its borders
Canes Covering Coronavirus

TuAnh Dam
NY City Lens, Columbia University
On the frontlines: “A deserted island of death”

Jonah Ocuto
The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago
Column: Angry filmmaker yells at cloud, and other thoughts about procrastination

April 3, 2020, design recognition

The Post staff
Ohio University
Covering COVID-19

April 3, 2020, photo recognition

Recognizing photo coverage before shelter-in-place orders into into effect across the country.

Mengshin Lin
The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago
From Chicago to Honolulu: A photojournalist travels in the age of the coronavirus

Honorable mentions

Isaac Ritchey
Central Michigan Life
Living on campus during a pandemic

Dominick Sokotoff
The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
Front page photos
This Week in Photos
Page 2 photo

March 30, 2020, winners

in alpha order by state

Angela DiMichele
WUFT News, University of Florida NPR/PBS affiliate, Gainesville, Florida
Stuck in Peru: Coronavirus strands Gainesville woman far from home

The Michigan Daily staff
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
For graduating students, last college moments came and went before they knew it
‘It’s a really, really selfish thing to do’: Students attend house parties against social distancing recommendations
BlueJean bingo

Focal Point News” staff
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Focal Point 3/20/20

The Harvard Crimson staff
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
COVID-19 leaves Harvard in ‘grave’ financial situation, experts say
Subcontracted guards decry lack of comparable emergency benefits to Harvard employees after coronavirus closes campus facilities
‘The shortest notice possible’: For first-generation, low-income students, rapid move-out from Harvard brings unexpected challenges

Honorable mentions

in alpha order by state

Gabriela Miranda
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
personal website
COVID-19 Perspectives

Christopher Connors
The Whit, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey
Studying abroad halted as coronavirus spreads to Italy
Two Rowan alumni trapped in Peru, as martial law is declared in response to COVID-19

Pauline Senet
master’s student, Insitut de Journlisme Bordeaux Acquitaine, Bordeaux, France
France’s homeless: the forgotten faces of the lockdown

Naomi Andu, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, and
Sami Sparber, University of Texas at Austin
interns for the Texas Tribune, Austin
How many coronavirus cases in Texas? Depends on who you ask
Is Cabela’s an “essential” business? Texas counties differ on who should work during shelter in place