2019 ACP/Ernie Pyle Reporter of the Year

Co-sponsored with the Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation and announced at the Fall National College Media Convention, Nov. 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

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Two-year schools

Katy Stegall
The Sun
Southwestern College
• President cancels ASO election
• Frederick Jefferson found dead in cell
• Take me to church

J.W. McNay

The Collegian
Tarrant County College
• A chance to survive
• Beto rallies voters
• Student leaders meet in Austin to be heard

David Mamaril Horowitz

The Guardsman
City College of San Francisco
Workers find support, community in thriving college program
• Unsafe air quality: College copes with Camp Fire Smoke
• CCSF’s governing board violates transparency policy three times

Marta Konarska

el Don
Santa Ana College
• Shift changes: Custodial vacancies result in heavier workload, complaints about dirty campus
• Far from home: International Student Association helps newcomers adjust to live in the U.S.

Timothy Cech

The Express
Las Positas College
• The healing place: A warrior returns to the theater
• Close encounters of the LPC kind
Geology department builds new worlds in a digital playground

Honorable Mention
Michael Santone

The Advocate
Contra Costa College
• Process tainted: Search yields finalists with background in sexual assault
• Search discontinued: Campus concerns spur decision to suspend candidate selections
• Africanism inspires passion

Honorable Mention
Christian Ortega

The Reporter
Miami Dade College, North Campus
• Homestead campus SGA president robbed at gunpoint
• From fan to executive producer, Mike Ryan Ruiz shepherds one of ESPN’s top programs
• MDC baseball legend Demie Mainieri passes away at 90

Honorable Mention
Lilly Kujawski

The Washtenaw Voice
Washtenaw Community College
• Student rewrites history
• Suicide attempt prompts safety concerns
• Revolving door revolts me (but we should use it)

Honorable Mention
Skye Seipp

Et Cetera
Eastfield College
• College improves minority, overall completion
• Blazing toward reform: Texas • Legislature considers 4 marijuana bills
Trump’s wall demand demonstrates totalitarianism

Honorable Mention
Victoria Magee

The MATC Times
Milwaukee Area Technical College
MATC Promise wins big at 2019 MANDI awards
Democratic convention puts MATC in spotlight
Lt. Gov. Barnes discuses proposed budget battle

Four-year schools

William Snow

The Daily Pennsylvanian
The University of Pennsylvania
When a player gets up dazed, Part I: Three former Penn sprint football players deal with the effects of playing through brain injuries during the 2017 season
Why I never belonged at Penn
No one is listening’: Under new coach, players lose hope amid alleged mistreatment

Katherine Martin

The Defender
Saint Michael’s College
• Adderall: At what price?
• First gens make their mark
• Should chivalry die?

George Stoia

The OU Daily
University of Oklahoma
Concussions, consequence and conscience: OU football great Rickey Dixon reflects on Hall of Fame career that’s killing him
Kyler Murray: Circle of Trust
Heisman weekend an emotional, long-awaited trip to New York for more than Kyler Murray

Ross Matican

The Carletonian
Carleton College
Women’s basketball confronts retention challenges, allegations of injury mishandling
Gay dating at Carleton is lonely and abysmal
Record low acceptance rate, record high diversity in 2023 admit pool

Matthew Kelly

The Sunflower
Wichita State University
WSU promised donors $20 million for business building would come from ‘university funds.’ Now, they need students to vote ‘yes’ on raising their own fees.
After 30 years of service, military spy finds second career as parking services officer
WSU deserves to meet its presidential finalists

Honorable Mention
Cassandra Garibay

Mustang News
California Polytechnic State University
Reporting on diversity as a Latina at Cal Poly
Who’s watching your drink: Students drugged in downtown San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly announces $700 million fundraising campaign, the largest in the university’s history

Honorable Mention
William Solomons

The Signal
Georgia State University
Georgia State top donor gifts potentially inflated stock
An iconic Georgia State relic, 93 years in the making
Five SGA officials went to Israel for free. That may have violated their constitution.

Honorable Mention
Zach Piatt

The Ball State Daily News
Ball State University
Band of brothers: Ball State’s 1989-90 men’s basketball team was more than the greatest in school history
Trey Uetrecht’s positive attitude through adversity has inspired Ball State Football
Dugout Chatter: ‘It’s game day’

Honorable Mention
Hannah Lathen

The Rambler
Texas Wesleyan University
• Journalists are not America’s enemies
• Human trafficking: A former student’s story
• Wesleyan will welcome its final athletic training majors in summer and fall 2019 

Honorable Mention
Manisha Jha

The Daily
University of Washington
‘I didn’t envision nothing beyond my neighborhood’: How the No New Youth Jail coalition at the UW is trying to break the cycle of suspension, incarceration, and homelessness
Ice Air’s black box of secrets: UW student researchers pave way for King County to ban ICE Air
Two years at the UW under President Trump: The first and last president