FIU dominated the student division of the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors Contest, the state’s most important journalism competition, this year taking first places in virtually every significant division from breaking news to investigative to audio, commentary and sports.
Congratulations go to the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media faculty, particularly Steve Kairalla, Neil Reisner, Allan Richards, Laura Kurtzberg, Mercedes Vigon, Alejandro Alvarado, and Tim Sullivan, as well as to the student winners:
Helen Acevedo, Alejandra Garcia El Coro, Zitlali Solache for first place in breaking news for stories on the Champlain Towers collapse.
Valentina Palm for first place in investigative reporting for Miami Beach’s Dirty Little Secret.
Shantel Sanchez for first place in Sports reporting for Freedom Park: What Do Neighbors Think?
Adriana Rizik for first place in audio for The World Is Fighting an Invisible War Through the Internet: Interview with Khrystyna M.
Lidia Delgado for first place in commentary for Is FIU’s P3 App Effective?
Aaliyah Pasols for third place in feature writing for Roller Skating During the Pandemic.
Luciana Naretti second place in multimedia reporting for Does the Incoming Flood of College Students Affect COVID-19 Cases on Campus?
Zitlali Solache and Julio Mendez for second place in video storytelling for A son grieves the loss of his elderly parents in the Surfside collapse.