Each day Emerald Wins 13 Awards within the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Affiliation Collegiate Contest | information

The Daily Emerald received 13 awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual college journalism competition.

Of these 13, the emerald received five awards for first place, six awards for second place, and three awards for third place. This is equivalent to the number of awards from the 2020 ONPA awards, when the Emerald took home 8 awards, and the 2019 ONPA awards, when the Emerald received 11 awards.

Every year college newspapers submit articles to ONPA that range from advertising to photography to website design.

Emerald Texts Editor Sally Segar took first place for best multi-story writing about UO psychology professor Paul Slovic and why the death toll continues to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the Best Writing Category, Sports Editor Shane Hoffmann took third place for his story about equality in terms of player safety and the need for revenue during the pandemic. In addition, the sports desk won second place for the best section.

Former Emerald news reporter and current Ethos editor-in-chief Nick Rosenberger ranked third in the Best News category for his story of COVID-19 that halted the Hayward Field renovation and 2020 Olympic Trials. Senior sports reporter Carly Ebisuya took first place when she wrote the best feature article on the impact of female athletes on equality, with examples from the Women’s National Basketball Association and the National Women’s Soccer League.

The Emerald editorial team won second place for best editorial team. Former arts and culture reporter Audrey Kalman also won first place for her review of Desert Notebooks: A White Man’s 2020 Thoughts, which explores the cultural, political and social analysis and meaning of the desert throughout literature and goes over centuries.

Maddie Knight, Editor at the Photography Desk, won two awards – second place for best sports photo and first place for best photography with photos from the Rose Bowl 2019 and the UO underground tunnel, respectively. The Emerald also received second place for Best Home Promotion, Best Website, and Best Newspaper Design.

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