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:
First Place: Online News Reporting (Election Night
First Place: Online In-Depth Coverage (Election Night
Second Place: Best Affiliated Website (Red Line Project)
Third Place: Online In-Depth Coverage (NATO Summit Preview
Third Place: Online Sports Reporting (Chicago Sidelines/The
Red Line Project Staff)
2012-13 ACP Pacemaker Awards
Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013
The Red Line Project won a 2012 Associated
Collegiate Press Online Pacemaker Award Saturday at a ceremony at the
Sheraton Hotel in Chicago. The award honors the best in collegiate
journalism, and the site was recognized for its coverage of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the NATO summit. The site was again named a 2013 ACP National Pacemaker finalist in April. Winners will be announced October 2013 in New Orleans.
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 summit
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:
Best Start-up Publication (Staff of The Red Line
Best Online Feature Story: “10 Remember 9/11”
10th Anniversary of Sept. 11 (Staff of The Red Line
- Best Online Business Story: "Business Ties: Small Business Near Chicago’s Red Line El Stops" (Alaina Africano, Katie Karpowicz, James Mazurek and Sarah Vonnegut-Gabovitch)
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.
- Online News Reporting: Blizzard 2011 Coverage (The
Staff of the Red Line Project), FIRST PLACE
- Online Opinion Writing: Sports Journalism in a Digital
World, Sam Kraft, FIRST PLACE
- Best Independent Student Website: The Red Line
Project, SECOND PLACE
- Online News Reporting: Chicago Mayoral Inauguration:
AnnCatherine Brady, Bree Tuch and Blythe Meyer, SECOND PLACE
- Online In-Depth Reporting: 10 Remember 9/11, The Staff
of the Red Line Project, SECOND PLACE
- Online Feature Reporting: Firefighter Steve Serb (10
Remember 9/11), Holly Pennebaker, THIRD PLACE
- Online Sports Reporting: Chicago’s Young Athletes Deal With Life in the Limelight, Lauren Klopmeyer and Alex Soulier, THIRD PLACE
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:
- Best Independent Online Student Publication: The Red Line Project, third
- Online Feature Reporting: Pilsen's San Jose Obrero Mission (ChicagoStorytelling's
Fatimah Salami and Amber Tweedie), third place
Online Depth Reporting: Cob Connection in Chicago
Storytelling/GapersBlock (Lora Swarts and Ivy Liu), third place
- Online News Reporting: Felony Franks (Ashley Kohler and Charlotte Eriksen), third place
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