2020 COVID-19 Coverage finalists

Nov. 13, 2020

National Scholastic Press Association announces the finalists 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 in this and all Individual Award categories, as well as the NSPA Pacemaker Awards in broadcast, specialty magazine and newspaper/newsmagazine, will be announced online at 1 p.m. Central Saturday, Nov. 21, as part of the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, presented virtually Nov. 19-21.

To view the awards presentation, register for the convention at orlando.journalismconvention.org by 11:59 p.m. Central Nov. 13.

Finalists listed below are alphabetical by state.

Broadcast: News or Features

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

Maddy Druker
Palo Alto Senior High School
Palo Alto, California

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the Feels
Paige Bell
Catawba Ridge High School
Fort Mill, South Carolina

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

Online: News or Features

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Print: News or Features

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

Coronavirus, influenza, whooping cough. Target: You
Kayla Lee, Pilar Sims, Mhar Tenorio, Ani Tutunjyan
The Mirror
Ronald Goins
Van Nuys, California

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

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

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

The Globe
Clayton High School
St. Louis, Missouri

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

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

Issue 5
Lakota East High School
Liberty Township, Ohio

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

Yearbook: Spread

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

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

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

Katheryn Nachtigal, Isa Rogler
Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

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

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

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

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