Brophy’s Roundup, former editor earn national journalism honors

The National Scholastic Press Association recently announced two national accolades for The Roundup.
The NSPA named The Roundup as a finalist for the national “2009 Newspaper Pacemaker” award, which recognizes student newspapers for overall excellence.
According to the NSPA, entries were judged based on the following criteria: Coverage and content, Quality of writing and reporting, Leadership on the opinion page, Evidence of in-depth reporting, Layout and design, and Photography, art and graphics.
More information on the 2009 Pacemaker contest can be viewed here.
In addition to this staff honor, Matt Stanley ’09, recent graduate and last year’s co-editor in chief, was named one of six finalists for the NSPA national “Sports Story of the Year” award for his article “Brophy set to join new region” in last December’s edition.
According to an NSPA release, finalists were judged on: Value, importance or worth of story, Quality of reporting and quotes, Quality of writing and editing, and Credibility and leadership.
First place winners will compete for a $1,000 cash prize. More information on the Sports Story of the Year award can be viewed here.
Winners for each of these honors will be announced at the NSPA Fall Convention Nov. 14.