2021 COVID-19 Coverage finalists

Sept. 24, 2021

Associated Collegiate Press announces the finalists in its 2021 competition for COVID-19 Coverage.

Winners in this and all Individual Award categories, as well as the ACP Pacemaker Awards, will be announced virtually at 6 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. CT Thursday, Oct. 14, during the Fall National College Media Convention.

Finalists listed below are alphabetical by state.

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2021 Individual Award finalists
Advertisement • BroadcastCartoon • Design
Multimedia • Photo • Reporter • Story
Social Media • COVID-19 Coverage

2021 Pacemaker finalists
Broadcast • Business • Innovation
Magazine • Newspaper • Online • 2020 Yearbooks

Past ACP awards

Broadcast: News or Features

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

Online: News or Features

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“Three Kent bars referred to state investigators for repeated COVID-19 violations”
Lyndsey Brennan
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

Design/Visual: Print or Digital

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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