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PSC Wins eight Metro journalism awards
The PSC won a total of eight prizes, including first places in its class for best reporting, best editorial and best website in this year’s annual journalism contest sponsored by Metro New York Labor Communication Council.
Clarion Associate Editor John Tarleton won first place for best reporting for his coverage of a building renovation project (“City Tech Renovation Goes Awry”) that endangered the health of hundreds of faculty, staff and students at the school. PSC First Vice President Steve London took best editorial for “PHEEIA Robs Us All,” a piece that explained how legislation to deregulate SUNY and CUNY was a product of business special interests and would do great harm to public higher education in the State of New York. The PSC’s new website also shared a first place for general excellence. The awards were presented on June 17 at Metro’s annual convention held this year at CUNY’s Murphy Institute.
PSC President Barbara Bowen joined Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) Program Director Janine Jackson on a panel entitled “Framing the Public Sector” that highlighted the morning session of the Metro convention. The session was moderated by PSC member , Ed Ott, distinguished lecturer at the Murphy Institute. In the afternoon, Metro honored another PSC member as communicator of the year -- Frances Fox Piven, distinguished professor at the CUNY Graduate Center.
The eight awards won by PSC:
- First place, best reporting: Clarion, John Tarleton -- "City Tech Renovation Goes Awry."
- First place, best editorial/column: Clarion, Steve London – “PHEEIA Robs Us All.”
- First place, best website: PSC (shared with CIR).
- Second place, general excellence/ print: Clarion.
- Second place, best graphic design: Clarion, Margarita Aguilar.
- Second place, best art work: Clarion, Gregory Nemec.
- Third place, best feature: Clarion, John Tarleton – “New York City is their Classroom.”
- Third place, best photograph: Clarion, Dave Sanders.