The Campus, our student-run newsmagazine online and in print, received a runner-up honor in the Northeast region’s Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. Our entry, The Silent Scream, looks at the underground epidemic of depression and suicide among college students recently highlighted in the New York Times. A team of journalism students told the story through a reported article, infographic, video and photographs. This special report was anchored by a package of deeply-felt first-person essays.
[On March 15, 2015, at the College Media Association conference in Manhattan, A Silent Scream was also the runner-up for a prestigious Big Apple Award in the multimedia category!]
In a sea of Harvard, Yale and Columbia, Aurea Gonzalez picked up our Mark of Excellence award. She managed our project, wrote two parts of it and appears in the photo. Other contributors: Marla Sanchez, Taylor Coleman, Anne Jean-Paul, Janis Jimenez and Dominique Dajer along with several photographers.
You can read The Silent Scream here.