Miami, April 7, 2022 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) award-winning newspaper The Reporter has been named the top college student newspaper in Florida for the eleventh consecutive year at the recent Florida College System Publications Association (FCSPA) conference and awards ceremony.
The Reporter placed in 14 of 19 individual categories, including 10 first-place awards. It also accumulated 37 overall points. The competition was based on newspapers printed during the 2020-21 school year.
“It’s an honor to receive these awards,” said Adriana Dos Santos, who served as editor-in-chief last year when the submissions were made. “We would not have been able to accomplish this without the help of our talented staff.”
In addition to placing first in overall excellence, The Reporter was awarded top honors for In-Depth Reporting, News Story, Sports Writing, Humor Column, Feature Photo, Editorial Cartoon, Illustration, General Column, Website and Headlines. Student Camila Ramirez won an inner circle award for placing top three in three different categories.
“We are extremely humbled and proud to receive these awards,” said Ammy Sanchez, The Reporter’s current editor-in-chief. “Our mission is to keep the Miami Dade College community informed and we are happy to do so.”
The Reporter features 16 pages, prints on a monthly schedule, has a circulation of 10,250 per print cycle and is supplemented by a bi-weekly newsletter and a website with video and audio content. It is distributed at all eight MDC campuses and has newsrooms at the North, Wolfson and Kendall campuses. In the past eleven years, the paper has won 163 awards from the FCSPA, including 98 first-place honors.
Below is a list of the individual awards received by The Reporter staff:
Adriana Dos Santos, In-Depth Reporting
Adriana Dos Santos, News Story
Jose Tovar, Sports Writing
Ammy Sanchez, Humor Column
Alice Moreno, Feature Photo
Camila Ramirez, Editorial Cartoon
Camila Ramirez, Illustration
Alina Halley, General Column
Reporter Staff, Website
Reporter Staff, Headlines
Ammy Sanchez, Feature Story
Amanda Esposito, News Photo
Camila Ramirez, Comic Strip
Alice Moreno, Danelis Olivera-Herrera and Annabella Gomez, Picture Story