2019 Digital Story of the Year

Announced at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Nov. 23, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

RELATED:
2019 Newspaper/Newsmagazine Pacemaker Awards
2019 Broadcast Pacemaker Awards

2019 Individual Awards
Broadcast Story of the Year  |  Cartoon of the Year  |  Design of the Year  |  Digital Story of the Year  |  Photo of the Year
Story of the Year Social Justice Reporting  |  Portfolio of the Year  |  Best Use of Social Media  |  Local Climate Change Reporting
Middle School 

RELATED: DC 2019 Best of Show Awards
RELATED: DC 2019 Pioneer Award-winning advisers

RELATED: Announced in spring 2019
2019 Online Pacemakers  |  2018 Yearbook Pacemakers  |  2018 Magazine Pacemakers


Multimedia News Story Package

First
Cole Eberhard, Madi Loff, Jasmine Romero
Walk Two Moons
Crimson Newsmagazine
Paso Robles High School
Paso Robles, California

Second
Andrew Rowan
Making MFS history: de la Torre Installed During Rainy Convocation
MFS WordsWorth
Moorestown Friends School
Moorestown, New Jersey

Third
Staff
Smoke on the water: Bay Area shelters from Camp Fire smoke
Scot Scoop
Carlmont High School
Belmont, California

Fourth
Megan Huber, Jordan Del Valle Tonoian
Breaking ground
Eye of the Tiger
Roseville High School
Roseville, California

Fifth
Molly Litvak, Ellie Orlanski
Flood: All basement classrooms under inches of water after city main breaks
The Boiling Point
Shalhevet High School
Los Angeles, California

Honorable mention
Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, Anna Vazhaeparambil, Arushi Saxena
Blue wave rolling: Democratic presidential hopefuls reach out to voters in California Democratic State Convention
Harker Aquila
The Harker School
San Jose, California

Honorable mention
Mori Ono
Livonia Robotics Competition: Creativity breaks through
The Communicator Online
Tracy Anderson
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Honorable mention
Amanda Kurukulasuriya, Allie Pigg, Jack Speake
Global village enlightens cross-cultural understanding
Bearing News
Rock Bridge High School
Columbia, Missouri

Honorable mention
Lucas Barr
Clearing the air: A special report on teens and vaping
Wingspan
Liberty High School
Frisco, Texas

Honorable mention
Staff
Midterm mayhem: The impact of politics at St. John’s
Review Online
St. John’s School
Houston, Texas


Multimedia Feature Story Package

First
Alya Mehrtash, Ava Seccuro
Student pilot finds identity through aviation
Beverly Highlights
Beverly Hills High School

Second
Max Goldrich, Michelle Wei
AFYA Holiday Market
Tower
The Masters School
Dobbs Ferry, New York

Third
Evy Apostolou, Rae Walberg
Scanlonville: A place of culture and community
Tribal Tribune
Wando High School
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Fourth
Danielle Bennett, Jordan Del, Valle Tonoian
Roberts speaks the language of children

Eye of the Tiger
Roseville High School

Fifth
Ayah Ali-Ahmad, Ruth Feng, Shuvi Jha, Dhruvika Randad, Swara Tewari
To build a home: Exploring a local Muslim community
El Estoque
Monta Vista High School

Honorable mention
Kathy Fang, Jessie Wang
Meet your teacher: Biology teacher experiences joy of beekeeping
Harker Aquila
The Harker School
San Jose, California

Honorable mention
Kristina Rosebrook, Sophie Stephens

Novel conversations: Author Nic Stone
West Side Story
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, Iowa

Honorable mention
Tai Tworek
The struggle for black history visibility within the Ann Arbor Bubble
The Communicator Online
Community High School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Honorable mention
Mimi Geller
Hodges promotes project, uncovers history of racial covenants
RubicOnline
St. Paul Academy and Summit School
St. Paul, Minnesota

Honorable mention
Staff
Love in the time of social media
Southwest Shadow
Southwest Career and Technical Academy
Las Vegas, Nevada


Multimedia Sports Story Package

First
James Malone, Michael Melinger, Jacob LaGesse, Shane LaGesse
Why do we still play football?
The Globe
Clayton High School
Clayton, Missouri

Second
Will Conrad, Deniz Ince
Why not women, too?
West Side Story
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, Iowa

Third
Kirubel Mesfin, Josh Pietsch, Noah Semeria, Jack Tarantino
Dynasty: Six state championships, three years, two teams and one school
The North Star
Naperville North High School
Naperville, Illinois

Fourth
Jackie Carroll, Kelsey Carroll
Leap of faith: Cold conditions don’t dampen steeplechasers’ efforts at invitational meet
The Red Ledger
Lovejoy High School
Lucas, Texas

Fifth
Phoebe Corgiat, Brighton Garrett
Athletes to keep an eye on
Crimson Newsmagazine
Paso Robles High School
Paso Robles, California

Honorable mention
Kimberly Mitchell
Scots swim their way to success
Scot Scoop
Carlmont High School
Belmont, California

Honorable mention
Ankit Gupta, Justine Ha, Sreya Kumar, Brandon Ng, Herman Saini
Behind gameday: Exploring how different MVHS sports teams prepare for gameday
El Estoque
Monta Vista High School
Cupertino, California

Honorable mention
Jordan Del Valle Tonoian, Cam Medrano
Moffet sticks with childhood passion
Eye of the Tiger
Roseville High School
Roseville, California

Honorable mention
Abigail Mynahamn
Amplify: AJ Reeves ’18 is on fire in Big East
The Gator
Brimmer and May School
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Honorable mention
Staff
A tour of the trophy case
Eastside
Cherry Hill High School East
Cherry Hill, New Jersey


Photo Slideshow

First
Noah Siderhurst
Boys varsity basketball defeats TA 74-55
The Newsstreak
Harrisonburg High School
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Second
Alyssa Hui, Tabitha Mendez
Santa Claus comes to town
El Estoque
Monta Vista High School
Cupertino, California

Third
Grace Nguyen
Volleyball wins state semifinals: Leopards down Dripping Springs in 3 sets to lock up 9th state championship appearance
The Red Ledger
Lovejoy High School
Lovejoy, Texas

Fourth
Ellie Brutsché
Border Brawl football game
The Rider Online
Legacy High School
Mansfield, Texas

Fifth
Shelby Foster
Pantherettes bring home second consecutive state championship
The Prowler
Starr’s Mill High School
Fayetteville, Georgia

Honorable mention
Kalei Owen
A long course of laughter
The Current
Bear River High School
Grass Valley, California

Honorable mention
Kara Wagenknecht
Boys basketball moves on to state tournament
West Side Story
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, Iowa

Honorable mention
Grace Farley, Sophie Livingston, Abby Prestholdt, Carissa Prestholdt, Ruby Stillman
Homecoming week at a glance
Echo
St. Louis Park High School
St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Honorable mention
Cecilia Mohacsi, Taylor Pitzl, Dani Rotert, Stephanie Vince
Purple and White Spirit Fight: Students celebrated the end of spirit week with an all-school field day
Le Journal Live
Notre Dame de Sion High Shool
Kansas City, Missouri

Honorable mention
Audrey Berns, Sarah Nash
Global youth strike for climate
The Kirkwood Call
Kirkwood High School
Kirkwood, Missouri


Interactive Graphic

First
Gina Liu
Where to park at Community with only 23 spots
The Communicator Online
Tracy Anderson
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Second
Ava Seccuro
The stereotypes surrounding California farming
Beverly Highlights
Beverly Hills High School
Beverly Hills, California

Third
Zachary Khouri
Carlmont students shed light on the abortion debate
Scot Scoop
Carlmont High School
Belmont, California

Fourth
Olivia Watts
The free art of ATX
The Shield
McCallum High School
Austin, Texas

Fifth
Trinity Flaten
Bullying: a national problem
The Talon News
Argyle High School
Argyle, Texas

Honorable mention
Naisha Roy
Investigating the real illegal immigration crisis
The Bird Feed
South Forsyth High School
Cumming, Georgia

Honorable mention
Noelle Smagala
Stimulated problems: Stimulants cause more harm than good
Metea Media
Metea Valley High School
Aurora, Illinois

Honorable mention
Joe Goodman
Boxed out: the exploitation of college athletes
West Side Story
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, Iowa

Honorable mention
Brooklyn Northcross
Rolling into bowling: Guide to local lanes
The Tower Pulse
Grosse Pointe South High School
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Honorable mention
Maddie Meyers
KHS celebrity look-alikes
The Kirkwood Call
Kirkwood High School
Kirkwood, Missouri


Podcast

First
Lars Lonnroth
Happenings of the Halls: School security
Lion
Lyons Township High School
LaGrange, Illinois

Second
Katie Cronin, Madeline Price, Bess Von der Heydt
Processing changes in the community
The Shakerite
Shaker Heights High School
Shaker Heights, Ohio

Third
Lars Lonnroth
Happenings of the Halls: Drug use at LT
Lion
Lyons Township High School
LaGrange, Illinois

Fourth
Avery Doan
Aves to Z: Running from the problem
Eagle Valley Student Media
Eagle Valley High School
Gypsum, Colorado

Fifth
Kate Hyland
Second-semester seniors succumb to senioritis
The Prospector
Prospect High School
Mt. Prospect, Illinois

Honorable mention
Jacob Posner, Emma Trone
The Bubble
U-High Midway
University of Chicago Laboratory High School
Chicago, Illinois

Honorable mention
Logan Crews
LGBT+ Podcast | LGBT+ students answer anonymous questions
The Kirkwood Call
Kirkwood High School
St. Louis, Missouri

Honorable mention
Thomas Birmingham, Izzy Colón
The PolitiCall: Election day
The Kirkwood Call
Kirkwood High School
Kirkwood, Missouri

Honorable mention
Emily Harris
The importance of involvement
EagleAir
Nixa High School
Nixa, Missouri

Honorable mention
Staff
24 hour challenge 2019
Ritenour Live
Ritenour High School
St. Louis, Missouri


Blog

First
Katharina Santos
Destination Health
Wingspan
Liberty High School
Frisco, Texas

Second
Townes Hobratschk
Flavor Profiles
The Shield
McCallum High School
Austin, Texas

Third
Max Rhodes
Rhodes traveled
The Shield
McCallum High School
Austin, Texas

Fourth
Kayla Barry
Kayla’s Korner
The Smoke Signal
Pascack Valley High School
Hillsdale, New Jersey

Fifth
Ryan Blank
Blank Report
BVNW News
Blue Valley Northwest High School
Overland Park, Kansas

Honorable mention
Eli Maierson
CineMaierson
The Review Online
St. John’s School
Houston, Texas

Honorable mention
Sophia Kontos
Make up your mind
The Review Online
St. John’s School
Houston, Texas

Honorable mention
Kevin Pizano, Sam Rooker
Popular predictions: A series
The Newsstreak
Harrisonburg High School
Harrisonburg, Virginia