Yale Writers Receive Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists

April 23, 2015

Congratulations to writers & editors of Yale Daily NewsYale Herald, and New Journal for recent awards from the northeast region of the Society of Professional Journalists. Writing honorees are Abigail Bessler (YDN Magazine, winner for best non-fiction magazine article), Nick Defiesta (YDN, for column writing), Nicole Ng and Vivian Wang (YDN, for in-depth reporting), Noah Remnick (Herald, for feature writing), Eric Boodman (during internship at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, for general news reporting), and Maya Averbuch (during internship at Toledo Blade, for in-depth reporting). YDN, which last year was winner as Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper, this year finishes in top three for that award and takes first prize in General News Reporting for coverage of “sexual misconduct at Yale.” New Journal is winner as Best Student Magazine, for second consecutive year. Winners now enter the national competition. http://www.spj.org/news.asp?REF=1336