2020 Social Justice Reporting

Nov. 21, 2020

National Scholastic Press Association salutes the winners in its 2020 Social Justice Reporting competition.

First-place winners in this competition and the Story of the Year categories were then eligible to compete for NSPA’s Brasler Prize.

Winners of NSPA Individual Awards and NSPA Pacemaker Awards in broadcast, specialty magazine and newspaper/newsmagazine were announced during the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention on Nov. 21 in a virtual awards ceremony.

2020 Individual Awards
Digital StoryPhotoPortfolioStory
Social Justice ReportingLocal Climate Change Reporting
Best Use of Social MediaCOVID-19 Coverage
Middle School

Fall 2020 NSPA Pacemaker Awards
Broadcast • Newspaper/Newsmagazine/Specialty Magazine

Fall 2020 Best of Show
JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention,
Nov. 21, 2020

WATCH the awards presentation.

NSPA Awards page

NSPA Awards archive

Social Justice Reporting

Discussing Teacher Grooming at Tino, Part 1: The Problem
Ashley Kang, Sanat Singhal
The Prospector
Cupertino High School
Cupertino, California

Coming Clean
Heran Essayas, Kyle Hawley, Nicholas Lohman, Ava Rotondo
The Highlander
McLean High School
McLean, Virginia

Not Your Model Minority
Mori Ono
The Communicator Magazine
Community High School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Rabbis, others demonstrate against ‘get refuser’ while he is sitting shiva
Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks
The Boiling Point
Shalhevet High School
Los Angeles, California

Derailing Harassment
Sasha Smith
The Muse
Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
West Palm Beach, Florida

Honorable Mention
Fighting for rights
El Estoque
Monta Vista High School
Cupertino, California

Honorable Mention
Disrupting Injustice, Exposing Indifference
Ryan Kupperman
The Prospector
Prospect High School
Mount Prospect, Illnois

Honorable Mention
Alice Meng, Jenna Wang
West Side Story
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, Iowa

Honorable Mention
LGBTQ Concerns Move into Mainstream
Ryan Choe, Turner DeArmond, Ana Manzano, Bailey Stover
Bearing News
Rock Bridge High School
Columbia, Missouri

Honorable Mention
What You Say: One word sparks a world of controversy
Cary Robbins
The Lodge
St. George’s Independent School
Collierville, Tennessee