AwardsThe Red Line
Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2014
The Red Line Project has won more than 40
national, regional and local awards in its first 3 1/2 years. A list of some of
the major honors:
2014 AEJMC Awards
The Red Line Project will pick up two awards at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Montreal in August.
Sutton’s story, titled “4/15: Running Toward Recovery,” was a multimedia profile of Chicago runners who were at the 2013 Boston Marathon during the terrorist attacks. His story was produced in Mike Reilley’s Online Sports Reporting class in the Spring 2013 quarter and appeared on The Red Line Project website.
2013 SPJ National and Region 5 Mark of Excellence
The Red Line Project won seven SPJ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards, including four first-place finishes, at an April 12 ceremony in Chicago. Region 5 covers schools in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. Red Line also was a national finalist in three categories:
2013 ACP Pacemaker Awards
The Red Line Project won a 2013 Associated Collegiate Press Online Pacemaker Award
Saturday at the ACP national convention in New Orleans. The award
honors the best in collegiate journalism, and the site was recognized
for its coverage of the 2012 election and gun violence in Chicago. It
was the second consecutive year that Red Line received the
2013 AEJMC Division
The Red Line Project won four awards in three divisions at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention Aug. 7-11 in Washington D.C.
presented the site at the Newspaper and Online News, and Visual
Communication Division meetings.
2013 SPJ National and Region 5 Mark
of Excellence Awards
Posted: May 1, 2013
The Red Line Project's Election 2012 coverage won the SPJ National Mark of Excellence award for best online news reporting. It was DePaul University's first national
SPJ reporting award.
Twenty-five graduate and undergraduate students worked on the project, which included coverage of President Obama's acceptance speech, key congressional races, voting trends, maps, a voter's guide, live blog and a feature story on homeless voters.
The site also won five SPJ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards -- including two first-place finishes -- on April 27 at a ceremony in St. Louis:
2013 Horizon Interactive Award Bronze Winner
Updated: Monday, April 15, 2012
The Red Line Project won a bronze award at the 11th annual
Horizon Interactive Awards. The site placed second in the best college/university media website category. The site won a silver award the previous year.
2012 Online News Association
Updated: Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012
The Red Line Line Project's coverage of the 2012 NATO
won at the Online News Association's Online Journalism Awards
Sept. 22 at the ONA national conference in San Francisco. The entry was in the Student News and Online Commentary category. [List of winners]
2012 Chicago Lisagor Awards
Updated: Friday, May 4, 2012
DePaul student work on The Red Line Project won three
prestigious Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism at
a May 4 ceremony at the Union League Club.
The site was a finalist in four categories and took home three Lisagors, competing in the professional journalism categories. The winning entries:
The Lisagors, awarded by the Chicago Headline Club, were established in1977 to inspire Chicago-area journalists to follow his outstanding example and to recognize truly superior contributions to journalism. The awards are named for Peter Lisagor, The Chicago Daily News’ Washington bureau chief from 1959 to 1976, who was one of the nation’s most respected and well-known journalists.
2012 SPJ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2012
The Red Line Project won seven SPJ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards -- including two first-place finishes -- April 14 at a ceremony in Indianapolis. Winners will move on to compete at the national Mark of Excellence Awards against winners from 11 other regions.
2011 Editor & Publisher EPPY Awards
The Red Line Project's Chicago Sidelines section won first-place in the 2011 Editor & Publisher EPPY Awards Best College/University Sports Website category. The Chicago Sidelines site was created by DePaul University's first Online Sports Reporting class in Spring Quarter 2011.
The Red Line Project also was an EPPY finalist for Best College/University Journalism Site and Best College/University Online Documentary (10 Remember 9/11).
View all of the EPPY winners.
2011 SPJ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards
Posted: April 3, 2011
The Red Line Project and its sibling site, ChicagoStorytelling, won four SPJ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards on April 2 at the SPJ Super Regional in Erlanger, Ky. Region 5 covers universities and colleges in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
The sites won awards for:
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