2023 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion finalists

Aug. 24, 2023

National Scholastic Press Association announces the finalists in its 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion competition.

Individual Award winners will be announced at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, in Boston, at the 3:30 p.m. awards ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 4. 

This award is generously sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

A gallery of winners will be posted after the Nov. 4 announcement.

Finalists below are listed by state.

Convention website

3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, awards ceremony
Winners announced —
Individual Awards
Broadcast Pacemaker
Newspaper/Newsmagazine Pacemaker
Specialty Magazine Pacemaker
Best of Show

Best of Show
Schools and students attending the convention are eligible. Categories, rules and entry deadlines will be announced on the convention site.

Spring Pacemakers
Pacemakers in Innovation, Literary Arts Magazine, Online and Yearbook will be presented at the Kansas City, Missouri, convention, April 4-6, 2024.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Reporting

Annabel Chia
Scot Scoop, Carlmont High School, Belmont, California
The streets of the city: a rising residence for youth

Payton Anderson, Brennen Ho
The Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California
Muwekma Ohlone leader promotes federal recognition

Zoe Hällström
International Dateline, Washington International School, Washington, District of Columbia
Ben’s Chili Bowl: The Heart of D.C.’s Black Community

Lucy Chong
The Trinity Voice, Trinity Preparatory School, Winter Park, Florida
Broken Ladders

Bridget Baker, Mack Jones, Jessica Sehgal,
Milo Slevin, Marin Ubersox
The Evanstonian, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Illinois
A historical tug of war

Greyson Imm
The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
Discipline or Disrespect?

Alex Young
Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas
Dear Little Me

Khadija Khan
Call, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Missouri
A walk in her shoes 

Viktoriia Sokolenko
Tower, The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, New York
How diverse is your AP class

Grace Hamilton
The Standard, The American School in London, London, United Kingdom
Rebuilding: Syrian refugee girls pursue education