The Miami Hurricane was named the Best High Frequency Student Publication and Best Student Publication Website in the state by the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Sunshine State Awards on July 10. The staff also congratulates the following students and alumni who were recognized for their work published in the spring and fall of 2015:
- Best News Photo: First place, Erum Kidwai, Candlelight vigil laments tragedies in Paris, Beirut
- Best Profile: First place, Erika Glass, Alexander Gonzalez and William Riggin, The Shalala Years: Looking back at Shalala’s tenure
- Best Review: First place, Madelyn Paquette, ‘Disgraced’ highlights religious tension, yet core cast falls flat
- Best Opinion Column: First place, Andrew Allen, Jerry Falwell Jr., Donald Drumpf ring death knell of conservative American evangelicalism
- Best Page Design: First place, Emma Deardorff, Game over, Golden
- Best Video: First place, Ari Mont, “Smoke-Free Campus” policy may be detrimental to UM students
- Best Coverage of Race and Minorities: First place, Lyssa Goldberg and Isabella Cueto, Remedying race relations: Campus weighs in on inclusivity, diversity
- Best Sports Story: Third place, Mark Singer, Miami Hurricanes upset Duke 30-27 in last-second stunner
SPJ, founded in 1909, advocates on behalf of journalists’ Freedom of Information and First Amendment rights. The organization is composed of regional chapters around the country and includes both collegiate and professional publications.
The Miami Hurricane was founded in 1929 as the University of Miami’s official student newspaper and will resume its weekly Thursday print issues this fall. For students who are interested in contributing to the newspaper, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.