2021 COVID-19 Coverage

Oct. 14, 2021

Associated Collegiate Press salutes the winners of its 2021 COVID-19 Coverage competition.

Winners were announced during the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention awards ceremony, presented virtually on Oct. 14.

2021 ACP Pacemaker Awards

2020 Yearbook

Best of Show
Virtual 2021
Fall National College Media Convention
Oct. 16, 2021

Broadcast: News or Features

“Crowded Bar Near USC Fuels Campus Outbreak”
Ward Jolles
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

“COVID Cases at Georgia State”
Kevin Sanchez-Farez
Neo Network
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia

Olivia Bensimon
NYCity News Service
The City University of New York
New York, New York

“Ole Miss Parents and Students Concerned with Quality of Education”
Kaylee Crafton
Newswatch Ole Miss
University of Mississippi
University, Mississippi

“Coronavirus Pandemia Mundial (Coronavirus Global Pandemic)”
Al Día
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, California

Honorable mentions

“Urbanites Season 2 — Episode-1 —
The Remote Return”
Alejandra Almada, Jimena Romero
Urbana Literary & Arts
Miami Dade College, Eduardo J. Padrón Campus
Miami, Florida

“Reopening Columbia: Keeping campus safe”
Paige Barnes, Ignacio Calderon
The Columbia Chronicle
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

“Random testing process at Elon University”
Grace Terry
Elon News Network
Elon University
Elon, North Carolina

“KBVR Busts COVID Vaccine Myths”
Andrew Foran
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

“Three students, three COVID stories”
Dara Jones
KDUX WebRadio
Dallas College Richland Campus
Richardson, Texas

Online: News or Features

“A look back on the lives lost and changed by COVID-19”
Parker Gimbel
The Miami Hurricane
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

“Navigating Faith in a Pandemic”
Mackenzie Wilkes
Elon News Network
Elon University
Elon, North Carolina

“IU’s great big COVID-19 experiment: How one of the nation’s largest universities kept its doors open through spiking cases and daily uncertainty”
Matt Cohen, Colin Kulpa, Vivek Rao
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

“They Were Loved”
Angela Lackey, Kate Mackenzie, Christian Kindrachuk, Tristan Oram
Calgary Journal
Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

“Vaccine Phase 1C “Projected” to Include Most, But Not All, University Employees”
Cam Rodriguez, Claire Malon, Francesca Mathewes
14 East
DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois

Honorable mentions

“It’s here: UK HealthCare receives, begins first COVID-19 vaccinations”
Natalie Parks
Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

“What Went Wrong”
Cassie McGrath, Will Katcher, Sofi Shlepakov, Leigh Appelstein
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, University of Massachusetts, Needham, Massachusetts

“COVID on Campus: Coronavirus dominates fall semester, but does not destroy it”
The NewsHouse, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

“Three Kent bars referred to state investigators for repeated COVID-19 violations”
Lyndsey Brennan
KentWired, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

“How OU, Cleveland County COVID-19 cases rank against others in Big 12 and what’s key as spring semester starts”
Jordan Miller
The OU Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Print: News or Features

“COVID-19 One Year Later Special Issue”
The Daily Iowan
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

“Back to School with COVID-19”
The Battalion
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

“Our Harsh Reality;
Battling COVID-19; Vaccination: Shots of Hope”
Bailee Bauermeister, Sofia Hathorn, Angeline Kek
The Tower
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

“Special Issue: COVID Caution and Chaos”
The Red & Black
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

“Power Imbalance”
Catherine Allen, Harrison Kirk, Von Balanon
Mustang News
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, California

Honorable mentions

“Frontline Student”
Ana Paola Olvera
The Southwestern College Sun, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, California

“It was worth the risks”
Matt Cohen
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

“Momento Mori: Remember Death”
Shannon Smith
SALT: Military Photojournalism 2021, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

“Chaotic and Overwhelming”
Em Chan
Daily Emerald, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Design/Visual: Print or Digital

“COVID-19: Tracking the Global Pandemic That Redefined the Year”
Eunice Hahn, Hannah Siefkes, Hannah Lapos, Anyssa Gonzalez, Luc Stringer
California Baptist Unversity
Riverside, California

“Commencement Edition Cover”
Nyah Phengsitthy, Clare Grant
Elon News Network
Elon University
Elon, North Carolina

“Corona Virus coverage online and print”
The Corsair
Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, California

“Masks 101 at a glance”
Julie Freijat
The Collegian
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas

“Canceled Departures”
Maggie Getzin
The Ball State Daily News
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

Honorable mentions

“Holding ourselves accountable for the end of in-person classes”
Hana Beaty
The Orion, California State University, Chico, Chico, California

“Our Harsh Reality; Battling COVID-19; Vaccination: Shots of Hope”
Katie Mattocks, Natalie Meins
The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

“No fridge, stained towels and pleas for toilet paper:
Quarantined students displeased by dorm experience”
Lucas Martinez
The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

“15 minutes”
Susannah Turley
Flux Magazine, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

“3,632 and counting”
Christina Peebles, Kevin Vu, Sylvia Asuncion-Crabb
The Daily Texan, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas