Fall 2020 Clips & Clicks

Feb. 2, 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural semester of the ACP Clips & Clicks contest — and to the schools competing for this year’s Sweepstakes.

The competition, open to all ACP members, honors current work among student journalists, and the fall-semester winners encompass work produced from Aug. 1-Dec. 28, 2020.

There were 354 submissions in the fall competition, with 27 colleges and universities winning places.

“The judges consistently said they were very impressed with the quality of the entries submitted,” associate director Gary Lundgren said. “The Clips & Clicks competition is new for ACP, and it is clear this is going to be a very popular contest going forward.”

Judges were collegiate professors, collegiate student media advisers and professional journalists.

The numbers of winners in each category was determined by the judges based on the quantity and quality of the entries. When calculating Sweepstakes, we assign these points:

First Place: 10
Second Place: 9
Third Place: 8

Fourth Place: 7
Fifth Place: 6
Honorable mention: 5

Single entries in Broadcast: Sports Story and in Broadcast: Commentary will compete in the spring contest. No entries were received in Design: Yearbook Spread.


Spring Clips & Clicks

The competition is now open for work produced Jan. 1-May 15, 2021.

The deadline is May 28, 2021.


Here are the top 12 schools going into the spring competition.

When spring results are added in June, we’ll announce the winner of our Clips & Clicks Sweepstakes trophy.

71
University of Miami
Distraction

56
Indiana University
Indiana Daily Student

54
City University of New York
NCCity News Service

47
Syracuse University
Jerk, The NewsHouse

43
Pepperdine University
The Graphic, Currents

38
University of Georgia
The Red & Black

35
Cal Poly Pomona
The Poly Post

34
California State University, Long Beach
Daily Forty-Niner, Dig

33
Harding University
The Bison

30
Northwestern University
The Daily Northwestern

28
Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta
District, The Connector

27
Loyola Marymount University
The Los Angeles Loyolan


Broadcast: News Story

First
“No WiFi + No Service = No School”
Megan Burney
NYCity News Service
City University of New York
New York, New York

Second
“Room at the Inn For Now”
Buzz Von Ornsteiner
NYCity News Service
City University of New York
New York, New York

Third
“Homeless New Yorkers Speak Out”
Ali McPherson
NYCity News Service
City University of New York
New York, New York

Fourth
“Power Out Affects Students Work”
Tatiyana Giddings
Rambler TV
Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, Texas

Fifth
“State University System Lacks a Standardized Approach”
Kevin Sanchez-Farez
PRN
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia


Broadcast: Feature Story

First
“Changing the Narrative”
Ashley Rodriguez
NYCity News Service
City University of New York
New York, New York

Second
“CPP animal update”
Coco Chica, Cathy Myers, Nicholas Talamante
The Poly Post
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, California

Third
“’That’s Wild’ shows us the power of nature”
Paige Mathieson, Rebecca Wolfe
District
Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Fourth
“Syracuse’s first cat café”
Alex Malanoski
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Fifth
“A Royal Flush”
Holly DeMuth
NYCity News Service
City University of New York
New York, New York


Design: Newspaper Front Page

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First
“COVID Caution and Chaos”
Mary McKean
The Red & Black
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Second
“Pure hell”
Alejandro Vazquez
Daily Forty-Niner
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California

Third
“A concerning pattern”
Annie Aguiar
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Fourth
“Not Backing Down”
Emma Ruck
The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Fifth
“Welcome Edition: ‘Distractions’”
Abigail Dahl, Dylan McKone
The Daily
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington


Design: Newspaper Page/Spread

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First
“Should you adopt a pet?”
Annie Aguiar
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Second
“Lute Olsen”
Alejandro Vazquez
Daily Forty-Niner
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California

Third
“Perspectives”
Caroline Sharpless
The Graphic
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California

Fourth
“What’s the Risk of Exploring Atlanta During the Pandemic?”
Monique Rojas
The Signal
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia

Fifth
“126 years of Aggie football uniforms”
Cori Eckert
The Battalion
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas


Design: Magazine Cover

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First
“Look at Him”
Staff
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Second
“Outside In”
Staff
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Third
“Issue #13”
Lillian Brown, Rachel Freeman, James Gocke, Peter Gocke, Brianna Jacobs, Mattie Townson
Empire State Tribune
The King’s College
New York, New York

Fourth
“Fall 2020”
Grace Widyatmadja
Dig Mag
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California


Design: Magazine Page/Spread

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First
“The Memory Project”
Nina Bridges, Fiona Gaffney
Jerk
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Second
“On Tap”
Sydney Burnett, Giselle Spicer
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Third
“Vida Bajo Una Aguja “
David Cruz, Antonio Villaseñor-Baca
Minero
The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Fourth
“Carlos Machado”
Avani Choudhary
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Fifth
“Soft Glam”
Keagan Larkins
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Honorable mentions

“Bushwacked”
Olivia Ginsberg
Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

“Who’s Picking Your Fruit”
Olivia Ginsberg
Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

“Essential Oils”
Giovanni Aprigliano
Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

“Greta Gerwig”
Minnie Black, Hannah Harris, Anna Mcgregor
District, Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

“CS3 and Bee Well”
Krista Miller
District, Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia


Design: Informational Graphic

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First
“Endangered animals, part 4: The hawksbill sea turtle”
Jessie Lin
The Connector
Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Second
“Indiana Governor’s Race Results”
Nathan Herbst
The Reflector
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana

Third
“Which Box is Best for Me?”
Katrina Schmidt
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Fourth
“COVID-19 Effect on the Environment”
Corina Azpurua
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Fifth
“CPP administrators mind $20M budget gap”
Nicolas Hernandez
The Poly Post
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, California

Honorable mention
“Campus Resources for COVID-19”
Noah Fields
The Reflector
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana


Photojournalism: News Photo

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First
“Trump Train meets Black Lives Matter”
Kathryn Skeean
The Red & Black
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Second
“ADH COVID-19 Testing”
Audrey Jackson
The Bison
Harding University
Searcy, Arkansas

Third
“Deaths of Black Citizens Ignite Protests in Los Angeles”
Pablo Unzueta
SAC.Media
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, California

Fourth
“Grocery Shopping during the Pandemic”
Kevin Kelleher
The Guardsman
City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Fifth
“Lighting Ceremony”
Namon Pope
The Bison
Harding University
Searcy, Arkansas


Photojournalism: Feature Photo

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First
“Bison Baja Team”
Namon Pope
The Bison
Harding University
Searcy, Arkansas

Second
“Essential Worker Chef Deborah Day”
Kylie Cooper
The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Third
“COVID is Closing In, Please Let Me Keep My Grandma”
Abraham Navarro
Substance
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, California

Fourth
“The Ghosts of Pepperdine”
Kaelin Mendez
The Graphic
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California


Photojournalism: Sports Photo

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First
“E-ski-ping the Pandemic”
Gavin Liddell
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Second
“Georgia Basketball defeats The Citadel”
Kathryn Skeean
The Red & Black
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Third
“Number 17, Destin Coates, fights for a run”
Matt Siciliano-Salazar
The Signal
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia



Writing: News Story

First
“A concerning pattern”
Emily Isaacman
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Second
“CSULB denies allegations of plans to build parking lot on Puvungna”
Iman Palm, Julia Terbeche
Daily Forty-Niner
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California

Third
“School of Public Policy Dean Shares Petition Against ‘Far Left Indoctrinating’ Curriculum”
Ashley Mowreader
Pepperdine Graphic
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California

Fourth
“Disarm, defund, disband: Students are marching every day until Northwestern abolishes NUPD”
Isabelle Sarraf, Binah Schatsky
The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Fifth
“Where Any Cuts Go Deep”
Mary Steffenhagen
NYCity News Service
City University of New York
New York, New York

Honorable mentions

“Title IX changes at Duke raise questions about transparency”
Nadia Bey, Leah Boyd
The Chronicle
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

“A Kaboom With Two Views”
Keith Paul Medelis
NYCity News Service
City University of New York
New York, New York

“Students put in COVID-19 isolation frustrated with miscommunication from SU”
Chris Hippensteel
The Daily Orange
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York


Writing: Feature Story

First
“What wasn’t said:
How racism has shaped one IU student’s college experience”
Lilly St. Angelo
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Second
“How UGA IFC and Panhellenic recruitment hinders diversity”
Sherry Liang
The Red & Black
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Third
“After two long years, Riley Blair finds her voice”
Cora Hall
Torch
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan

Fourth
“Like a ghost town’: Living on campus during the pandemic”
Grace Adams
The Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

Fifth
“Blake Brown: Selling Your Soul to Ballet”
Paige Hagy
Empire State Tribune
The King’s College
New York, New York

Honorable mentions

“The Good Parts”
Chandler Plante
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

“Quaranzines: Tinkertoys for Isolated Malcontents”
Danielle Clough
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

“More Than a Relationship: How Love and Trust in Relationships Shape the Self”
Emily Shaw
Currents
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California


Writing: Sports Story

First
“What to know about the Big Ten’s October return”
Drew Schott, Greg Svirnovskiy, Peter Warren
The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Second
“The General’s Shadow: How author John Feinstein survived a year with Bob Knight”
Caleb Coffman
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Third
“’The kid’s just tough’: Jaxson Kirkland ready to lead Huskies to Pac-12 glory like his father”
Nick Mendro
The Daily
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Fourth
“How Johnnie Bryant’s Career at City College Landed Him a Job with the Knicks”
Kaiyo Funaki
The Guardsman
City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Fifth
“The Wildcats show resilience in 17-point comeback win against Iowa”
Andrew Golden
The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Honorable mentions

“Skateboarding and roller skating ramp up in popularity”
Donevan Aceves, Diana Vasquez
The Poly Post
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, California

“Second Act: Circus art courses move outdoors to downtown Pomona”
Juan Godinez
The Poly Post
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, California

“Goalkeeper Russell Shealy emerges at Syracuse”
Alex Hamer
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

“CPP students get their game on at Bronco Esports’ Frag Fest 2020”
Arturo Aguirre
The Poly Post
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, California

“These guys are monsters”
Hannah Underwood
The Battalion
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas


Writing: Editorial

First
“Board Ed: Defending the integrity of student journalism”
Molly Box, Maddie Cindrich, Grace McCauley, Alyssa Story
The Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

Second
“College district should do better in addressing the inequities of part time workers”
Staff
The Skyline View
Skyline College
San Bruno, California

Third
“Pepperdine, We Can’t Ignore What’s Happening to Armenians”
Staff
The Graphic
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California

Fourth
“Updating our style guide”
Madison Scott
The Bison
Harding University
Searcy, Arkansas


Writing: Opinion

First
“It was unconstitutional and unethical to impeach ASLMU Senator Martinez”
Veronica Backer-Peral
The Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

Second
“Trump brought back the firing squad and is destroying families with his execution spree”
Kyle Linder
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Third
“Public Transit Harassment Is a Solvable Problem”
Catie Shoemaker
Empire State Tribune
The King’s College
New York, New York

Fourth
“President Gash, Stop Claiming to be African American”
AJ Muonagolu
The Graphic
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California

Fifth
“Leave the sex education to the experts”
Beth Cassidy
The Daily
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Honorable mentions

“Black Death: A New Form of Porn”
Camryn Simon
Jerk
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

“RBG’s legacy of gender equality will never be undone”
Daniela Ramos
The Prospector
The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

“Demand #2: The call to disarm and divest from UWPD”
Kiran Singh
The Daily
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

“Review: Everything Everything breathes new life into well-trodden themes on ‘Re-Animator’”
Nicolas Hernandez
The Poly Post
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, California