The Society of Professional Journalists named CCNY’s student newsmagazine The Campus as a Region 1 finalist in the multimedia category of the prestigious Mark of Excellence Awards. The online publication’s collaborative project “This Is Us,” uses personal essays, photography and video to tell stories of intersecting identities and diversity at City College. The project was curated by MCA senior Ashley Kalstek, with contributions by Nick Middleton, Lucy Parks, Arouj Haider, Bushra Begum, Saif Choudhury, Tonima Rahman and Cyprien Kodjo.
The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year. SPJ’s Region 1 comprises Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont — in other words, CCNY competes against, Harvard, Yale, Columbia J School, Princeton, NYU, CUNY J School etc. “This Is Us” marks the Campus’s third time as a finalist in the past few years.
Ashley, above, was recognized on April 6 in New York City.