2020 Broadcast Story of the Year

Nov. 21, 2020

National Scholastic Press Association salutes the winners in its 2020 Broadcast Story of the Year competition —

Broadcast News Story

Broadcast Feature Story

Broadcast Sports Story

Broadcast Commentary

Winners of NSPA Individual Awards and NSPA Pacemaker Awards in broadcast, specialty magazine and newspaper/newsmagazine were announced during the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention on Nov. 21 in a virtual awards ceremony.

2020 Individual Awards
Broadcast • Cartoon • Design
Digital Story • Photo • Portfolio • Story
Social Justice Reporting • Local Climate Change Reporting
Best Use of Social Media • COVID-19 Coverage
Middle School

Fall 2020 NSPA Pacemaker Awards
Broadcast • Newspaper/Newsmagazine/Specialty Magazine

Fall 2020 Best of Show
JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention,
Nov. 21, 2020

WATCH the awards presentation.

NSPA Awards page

NSPA Awards archive


Broadcast News Story

First
What’s The Deal With Plastic Straws
Anna Caltabiano, Cole Holifield, Theodore Rackauskas
WAHS News
American Heritage School Plantation
Plantation, Florida

Second
Bringing Back the Drive-Ins
Blake Woodard
CRN-TV
Catawba Ridge High School
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Third
Petland
Cristina Folsom, Grant Johnson
Eagle Nation News
Prosper High School
Prosper, Texas

Fourth
States begin to reopen as coronavirus battle continues
Hanna Schiciano, Logan Schiciano
Tower
The Masters School
Dobbs Ferry, New York

Fifth
Cantore Park rally a peaceful precursor to violent protests in Aurora
Katie Dalton, Maggie Dalton
Central Times
Naperville Central High School
Naperville, Illinois

Honorable Mention
CBD Trends
Kevin Reyes, Alexander Someillan
CCNN Live
Christopher Columbus High School
Miami, Florida

Honorable Mention
The Problem with AirBnB
Marcus Callegari, Neo Gaitan, Christopher Gomez, Lukas Guerra, Alexander Someillan
CCNN Live
Christopher Columbus High School
Miami, Florida

Honorable Mention
Construction at West
Tosh Klever
West Side Story
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, Iowa

Honorable Mention
Impeachment explained
Marta Hill, Izzy Kanne, Maggie Klaers, Talia Lissauer
Echo
St. Louis Park High School
St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Honorable Mention
A Little Side Hustle
Abigail Bull, Rileigh Jamieson, Jordan Shaefferkoetter
HTV Magazine
Hillcrest High Schoiol
Springfield, Missouri


Broadcast Feature Story

First
Student finds outlet in local boxing ring
Ally Tauber
MHS1
McKinney High School
McKinney, Texas

Second
Shattered
Madeline Summers, Emma Tracy, William Wehmer
HTV Magazine
Hillcrest High School
Springfield, Missouri

Third
A Taste of Haiti
Cole Holifield, Theodore Rackauskas
WAHS News
American Heritage School Plantation
Plantation, Florida

Fourth
A Living Miracle
Cristina Folsom
Eagle Nation News
Prosper High School
Prosper, Texas

Fifth
The Hills’ Second Act
Marcus Callegari, Juan Pablo Garcia-Casals, Christopher Gomez, Gianmarco Maestri
CCNN Live
Christopher Columbus High School
Miami, Florida

Honorable Mention
Chinatown cookie company
Kiana George
Scot Scoop
Carlmont High School
Belmont, California

Honorable Mention
Main Street Creamery
Jack Weaver
Lancer Feed
Lafayette High School
Wildwood, Missouri

Honorable Mention
Grandmother becomes latest COVID-19 victim
Natalie Adams, Juliana Thompson
KCBY-TV
Coppell High School
Coppell, Texas

Honorable Mention
Abbi Boyd Martial Arts
Alli Cholette, Carson Cooper, Luke Hyatt, Marilyn Ly
VATV
Van Alstyne High School
Van Alstyne, Texas

Honorable Mention
New Drama Coach
Raelyn Mong, Justin Weigand
CHS Wired
Cody High School
Cody, Wyoming


Broadcast Sports Story

First
From MD to NY
Sam Levy, Emmanuel Kraft, Hunter Walterman
Blair Network Communications
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, Maryland

Second
Balancing A Brooklyn Knucklehead
Cristina Folsom, Brenna Gibbons, Mason Mumy, Goel Yongo
Eagle Nation News
Prosper High School
Prosper, Texas

Third
Luther’s Second Wind
Neo Gaitan, Lukas Guerra, Kevin Reyes, Alexander Someillan
CCNN Live
Christopher Columbus High School
Miami, Florida

Fourth
Key competes in power soccer league
Sophia Scheller
Lancer Feed
Lafayette High School
Wildwood, Missouri

Fifth
An Inside Look at Coach Sims
Lucas Figueroa
Raider Vision
Gulliver Preparatory School
Miami, Florida

Honorable Mention
Heart of a Ram | Hanamaki Baseball Team
Sydney Blount, Molly Stineman
Lakeside TV
Lakeside High School
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Honorable Mention
Columbus Bowler Overcomes Adversity
Julian Corrales, Lukas Guerra, Alexander Someillan
CCNN Live
Christopher Columbus High School
Miami, Florida

Honorable Mention
Oviedo Swimming State Championship
Lukas Boaz, Brady Buckman, Kade Faircloth
WROR-TV
Oviedo High School
Oviedo, Florida

Honorable Mention
The inconspicuous world of e-sports
Sandesh Bharthur
KCBY-TV
Coppell High School
Coppell, Texas

Honorable Mention
Redhawks win to end 20 game losing streak
Walker Shippy
WTV Daily Update
Liberty High School
Frisco, Texas


Broadcast Commentary

First
Is Video Gaming A Sport?
Cole Holifield, Alexander Nazareth, Theodore Rackauskas
WAHS News
American Heritage School Plantation
Plantation, Florida

Second
Engaging the Disengaged
Brooke Brennan, Margaret Femminineo, Julia Hoffman, Erin Newman, Emily Ritter
WROR-TV
Oviedo High School
Oviedo, Florida

Third
Quibi: Best or Worst Timing?
Grant Johnson
Eagle Nation News
Prosper High School
Prosper, Texas

Fourth
Election Commentary
Anya Mathur, Kayla Miley
SicklesTV
Sickles High School
Tampa, Florida

Fifth
The Ripple of Video Conferencing
Grant Johnson
Eagle Nation News
Prosper High School
Prosper, Texas

Honorable Mention
Teen Obesity
Andrew Falconi, Neo Gaitan, Christopher Gomez, Gianmarco Maestri, Kevin Reyes
CCNN Live
Christopher Columbus High School
Miami, Florida

Honorable Mention
The Problem with the Two Party System
Andrew Falconi, Neo Gaitan, Christopher Gomez, Gianmarco Maestri, Kevin Reyes
CCNN Live
Christopher Columbus High School
Miami, Florida

Honorable Mention
NBA 2K20 Gambling
Dominic Costa
Code Blue News
Holbrook Community Access and Media
Holbrook, Massachusetts

Honorable Mention
The Price to Pay
Jackie Carroll, Kelsey Carroll, Shae Daugherty, Chaney Kelly, AnnaBeth Smith
Leopard Spotlight
Lovejoy High School
Lucas, Texas

Honorable Mention
Safe Shopping
Arya Raju, AnnaBeth Smith
Leopard Spotlight
Lovejoy High School
Lucas, Texas