For its impactful work in 2016, Pulse staffers earned eight Ohio Newspaper Association awards, including first place for headline writing, at the organization’s annual convention held Thursday, Feb. 9 in Columbus, Ohio.
Former editor Sarah Stubbs placed second for her opinion columns on disclaimers, student leaders and American greed.
Also placing second was Laura Hernandez for photojournalism in the Oct. 23 issue that featured homecoming stories and a profile about student attendance.
The Pulse took home the second place award for sports coverage on the G-MAC announcement, a feature on Chicago Bears player Harold Jones-Quartey and stories in the April 15 edition.
The paper also placed third for news coverage, in-depth reporting University’s search for a police chief, arts and entertainment articles, and page design.
“I’m really proud of what the Pulse team has been able to accomplish with such a small team during the past year,” said Stubbs. “Recognition such as these ONA awards are great motivators within the Communication Department and will hopefully encourage more students on campus to get involved with student media and/or read, listen and watch it.”
“The staff works very hard to cover meaningful stories for the campus community and beyond,” said Amy Rogan, Pulse advisor and assistant professor of communications. “I’m extremely proud of their excellent election cover as well as their commitment to other long-term stories such as the search for a campus police chief. They do all that with creativity and a sense of serving the reader.”