Celebrating City Voice work that has been honored in statewide and nationwide journalism competitions!
National Innovation Pacemaker
The City Voice is honored to have been named as one of the first ever National Scholastic Press Association Innovation Pacemaker Publications! The NSPA Pacemaker, “the association’s preeminent award,” has been offered since the 1920s, and is considered one of the highest honors student journalists in the US can receive. Pacemakers in categories including Newspaper and Broadcast have been presented for decades, but the Innovation Pacemaker was offered for the first time in 2022 to “encourage out-of-the-box thinking and reward student media for the courage to take chances to improve service to their school communities.”
Only four publications were honored at Saturday’s awards ceremony, chosen from among a national pool of eight finalists announced earlier this year. Student leaders of The City Voice were able to attend the National High School Journalism Convention in Los Angeles to compete after receiving a generous grant from the Michigan Press Association Foundation, which supports community journalism throughout Michigan. The City Voice is honored to represent City High Middle School as an Innovation Pacemaker Publication, and will strive to continue innovating in years to come!
Learn more at https://studentpress.org/nspa/2022-innovation-pacemakers/.
1st in the Nation in Opinion Writing
Declan Bradley’s review Dune Review: Only the Beginning won 1st place in the United States in the Opinion bracket of the National Scholastic Press Association’s annual Clips and Clicks contest. Congratulations to Declan on his nationally recognized work!
It’s hard to describe the feeling of Dune. Perhaps that’s because I saw it in theaters, double masked and vaccinated and nevertheless uncomfortable with the experience, but still in theaters for the first time in nearly two years. But I think it’s more than that, because Dune is a movie meant to blow you away, … Continue reading Dune Review: Only the Beginning
State 2021-22 Individual Awards
Helen Engbers and Sparsh Aiyar
Declan Bradley and Maya Oeverman
Learn more and read MIPA’s official announcement of this year’s winners at https://mipamsu.org/mipa-to-announce-2022-contest-results/.
4th in the Nation in Junior High Story Writing
Sam Ostrow’s article Are You Paying the Right Amount for Your E-Book? won 4th place in the United States in NSPA’s Junior High Story of the Year competition! Congratulations to Sam on his nationally recognized work!
Are you paying too much for an ebook? On January 14th the law firm Hagen Berman filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon of striking a deal with 5 major publishing houses: HarperCollinsPublishers, Simon and Shuster, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, and Macmillan. The alleged deal goes as follows. The publishing houses pay Amazon high commissions … Continue reading Are You Paying the Right Amount for Your E-Book?
Congratulations are also in order to Devan “Kumar” Varma and Krishna Mano for making the finalist bracket in the national 2021-22 individual awards. Krishna placed as a finalist in Junior High Story of the Year, and Kumar in Broadcast Journalist of the Year. Congratulations all!
Best of Show for Editorial Leadership
While attending the National High School Journalism Convention in Los Angeles, City High Middle students competed in several onsite Best of Show competitions against more than 2,000 other high school journalists from 46 US states, and Editor in Chief Declan Bradley was honored to place 5th in the Editorial Leadership competition. Congratulations to Declan on this national honor!
State 2020-21 Individual Awards
Devan “Kumar” Varma, Sam Ostrow, Krishna Mano, & Maya Oeverman
Devan “Kumar” Varma
2nd in the State in Special Projects
The City Voice 2021 Earth Day special edition won 2nd place in the state of Michigan in the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s special projects contest! Special Projects is a contest for out of the box work that goes “above and beyond” the everyday work of Michigan scholastic journalism programs. View all the winning entries on MIPA’s official website at https://mipamsu.org/davison-hs-pandemic-documentary-wins-2021-mipa-special-projects-contest/.