2020 COVID-19 Coverage

Nov. 21, 2020

National Scholastic Press Association salutes the winners in its 2020 COVID-19 Coverage competition —

Broadcast: News or Features

Online: News or Features

Print: News or Features

Yearbook: Spread

Student journalists were cautioned not to put themselves or others in jeopardy of infection through their reporting.

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
BroadcastCartoonDesign
Digital StoryPhotoPortfolioStory
Social Justice ReportingLocal Climate Change Reporting
Best Use of Social MediaCOVID-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 or Features

First
QuaranTunes
Maddy Druker
InFocus
Palo Alto Senior High School
Palo Alto, California

Second
All the Feels
Paige Bell
CRN-TV
Catawba Ridge High School
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Third
Frontline worker separated from family
Jill Tate
DTV News
Davison High School
Davison, Michigan

Fourth
Stuck Overseas due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Tabi Tudor
KCBY-TV
Coppell High School
Coppell, Texas

Fifth
Local stores run out of supplies due to COVID-19
Phoebe Gulsen
Scot Scoop
Carlmont High School
Belmont, California

Honorable Mention
March 17, 2020
Staff
Eye of the Tiger
Roseville High School
Roseville, California

Honorable Mention
Wayne’s Smoke Shack gives back
Lincoln Roch, Madison Sain
KYOT
Monarch High School
Louisville, Colorado

Honorable Mention
Students Find More Ways Than One to Stay Connected
Mia Robinson
LHSBudget
Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas

Honorable Mention
Listen in: Update on Rockwood’s Alternative Learning Plan
Jack Weaver
Lancer Feed
Lafayette High School
Wildwood, Missouri

Honorable Mention
Marian M-Beat for the week of April 1, 2020
Naomi Delkamiller, Pangaea Kaan
MBeat Broadcast
Marsha Kalkowski
Omaha, Nebraska


Online: News or Features

First
Coronavirus Special
Staff
The Standard
The American School in London
London, United Kingdom

Second
W-L community debates distance learning
Julia Van Lare
Crossed Sabres Online
Washington-Liberty High School
Arlington, Virginia

Third
Andover Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Staff
The Phillipian
Phillips Academy
Andover, Massachusetts

Fourth
COVID-19: The virus that has shaken the nation
Benjamin Stein, Andy Wang, Adora Zheng
The Campanile
Palo Alto Senior High School
Palo Alto, California

Fifth
The city that never sleeps goes silent
Ahmed Ahmed, Grinesa Bajrami, Gurleen Swaich, McKenna Thayer
Southwest Shadow
Southwest Career and Technical Academy
Las Vegas, Nevada

Honorable Mention
COVID-19 News
Staff
El Estoque
Monta Vista High School
Cupertino, California

Honorable Mention
COVID-19: When the world stopped
Staff
The Redwood Bark
Redwood High School
Larkspur, California

Honorable Mention
Special Edition: Coronavirus
Staff
The Crusader
Archbishop Riordan High School
San Francisco, California

Honorable Mention
COVID-19 Contagion
Sarah Ding, Amira McKee, Bailey Stover, Anna Xu
Bearing News
Rock Bridge High School
Columbia, Missouri

Honorable Mention
COVID-19 Coverage / TKC
Staff
The Kirkwood Call
Kirkwood High School
Kirkwood, Missouri


Print: News or Features

First
Learning on a curve
Staff
Bear Witness
Branham High School
San Jose, California

Second
April 10, 2020, COVID issue
Staff
The Grizzly Growler
Spring Valley High School
Las Vegas, Nevada

Third
Issue 5
Staff
Spark
Lakota East High School
Liberty Township, Ohio

Fourth
Keeping your distance: COVID-19 pandemic clears Coppell schools, streets, stores
Shivi Sharma
The Sidekick
Coppell High School
Coppell, Texas

Fifth
Moving On
Ben Henschel
The Harbinger
Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

Honorable Mention
Coronavirus, influenza, whooping cough. Target: You
Kayla Lee, Pilar Sims, Mhar Tenorio, Ani Tutunjyan
The Mirror
Van Nuys High School
Van Nuys, California

Honorable Mention
Corona Crisis
Staff
The Eagle Eye
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Parkland, Florida

Honorable Mention
Seniors miss being together
Anna Anderson, Meriel Salisbury
The Budget
Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas

Honorable Mention
Pandemic
Staff
The Globe
Clayton High School
St. Louis, Missouri

Honorable Mention
Exonians Quarantine Around the World
Anne Brandes, Felix Yeung
The Exonian
Phillips Exeter Academy
Exeter, New Hampshire


Yearbook: Spread

First
Covid Coverage
Richelle Moths, Alexis Vigil
Wingspan
James Enochs High School
Modesto, California

Second
Viral Change
Carolina Arredondo, Romario Gonzalez, Heather Nguyen, Lia Rodriguez
The Legend
El Dorado High School
El Paso, Texas

Third
Covid-19 Supplement
Anna Macia, Demi Pappas
Carillon
Bellaire High School
Bellaire, Texas

Fourth
Home bound
Kate Flanagan, Caroline Massey, Rachel Morrow
Carillon
Episcopal School of Dallas
Dallas, Texas

Fifth
Class of COVID-19
Lily Henkle
Le Flambeau
Notre Dame de Sion High School
Kansas City, Missouri

Honorable Mention
COVID-19 Spread
Emma Kaminski, Isabella Ramirez
The Marquee
Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
West Palm Beach, Florida

Honorable Mention
Seniors Say Farewell
Sophia Kaufman
Red & Black
Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas

Honorable Mention
Pandemic
Katheryn Nachtigal, Isa Rogler
Hauberk
Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas