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Journalism Department Honors Students, Alumni Achievements

Jia-Yun Law ’19, left, winner of this year’s Donna Hennessey Journalism Award, with Donna Hennessey ’66. Courtesy photo

Journalism students were honored for their skills, achievements, and professionalism Saturday, April 20, at the 2019 Journalism Awards, held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston.

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Bob Ward ’83, left receives his RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award from Gerry Wardwell ’80. Courtesy photo

Boston 25 reporter and anchor Bob Ward ’83, a veteran of New England broadcast news for more than 35 years, was presented with the RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award by WCVB-TV Channel 5 assistant news director Gerry Wardwell ’80.

Student honorees included:


RTDNA Awards – Brian Danuff ’20 and Lauren Granada ‘20

Morgan Award – Madison Rogers ‘18

Print Journalism Award – Riane Roldan ‘19

Bob Hoyt Journalism Excellence Award – Chloe Teboe ‘18

Journalism Department Victoria Snelgrove Award – Max Jungreis ‘19

Paraschos Award – Anissa Gardizy ’22 and Gabriella Mrozowski ‘21

Joanne Ciccarello Photojournalism Excellence Award – Cullen Granzen ‘19

Maureen Heaton Entertainment Journalism Award – Kimberly Wilborn ‘19

Graduate Student Award – Isabel Carter, MA ‘19

Bruce Lerch Graduate Student Award – Stephen McGuire, MA ‘19

Wardwell Journalism Management Award – Matthew Grady ’21 and Abigail Royle ‘20

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Sabrina Silos ’19, left, and Medina Sehi ’19 with their Trish Lawless Community Journalism Awards. Courtesy photo

Trish Lawless Community Journalism Award – Medina Sehi ’19 and Sabrina Silos ‘19

Joe Rocco Sports Journalism Award – Brian Danuff ’20 and Angel Salcedo ’21; Max Cohen ’20, Max DeLuca ’19, and Justin Pham ‘21

Joe Rocco ’81 Sports Journalism Award – Sam Gordon ‘20

Robert F. Clinkscale Integrity Award – Kimberly Perry ‘19

George Esper International Journalism Award – Sydney Zuckerman ‘19

RTDNA Victoria Snelgrove Award – Tyler Robichaud ‘19

Kevin McNicholas-John Henning Political Journalism Award – Kayla LaRosa ‘20

Christopher Mahoney Business Journalism Award – Erin Crowley ’19 and Victoria Gonzalez Garcia ‘21

Thomas P. Jaworski Radio Journalism Award – Nicole Poitras ‘21

Alison Parker-Chris Hurst Mentorship Award – Jonas Spencer ‘19

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Jonas Spencer ’19, left, with Alicia Carlson ’02, video production manager for Emerson’s Office of Marketing. Courtesy photo

Donna Hennessey Journalism Award – Jia-Yun Law ‘19

Justin McLeod Civic Engagement Award – Julia Christian ’21 and Kayla Martin ‘21

Ray Hershel TV Reporting Award – Giuliana Bruno ‘20

Steve Shaw Conscience in Journalism Award – Isha Marathe ‘20

Tim Neverett ’88 Red Sox Radio Internship Award – Nathan Carreiro ’21 and Max DeLuca ‘19

The ceremony was emceed by Ciara Speller, MA ’17, weeknight anchor at WWLP-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts, and awards were presented by various alumni journalists.



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Winners of the Joe Rocco Sports Journalism Award, left to right, Angel Salcedo ’21, Brian Danuff ’20, Max DeLuca ’19, Justin Pham ’21, and Max Cohen ’20. Courtesy photo
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