Awards

2012 HEARST JOURNALISM AWARDS

2012 PACEMAKER AWARDS, ASSOCIATED COLLEGIATE PRESS

Final placements to be announced in November 2012.
  • Winner, Online-only Publication
  • Winner, Magazine

2011 MARK OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS, SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

National

Region 5

  • 1st Place, Best Student Magazine
  • 1st Place, Best Independent Online Student Publication
  • 2nd Place, Nonfiction Magazine Article: The search for love, Nolan Feeney
  • 3rd Place, Nonfiction Magazine Article: Brave new world, Rachel Hoffman

2010 Mark of Excellence Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

National

Region 5

2009 Mark of Excellence Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

National

Region 5

  • 1st Place, Best Student Magazine
  • 2nd Place, Independent Online Student Publication
  • 1st Place, Non-fiction Magazine Article: Dating with a Deadline by Lisa Gartner
  • 2nd Place, Non-fiction Magazine Article: Suburban Slumlords by Sarah Collins
  • 1st Place, Online Feature Reporting: Inauguration Speeches through NU History by Kaitlyn Jahelka
  • 1st Place, Online Opinion & Commentary: Sourav Bhowmick
  • 3rd Place, Editorial Cartooning: Matthew Leib

MSU/SND Design Contest for College Students

  • Special Sections (Magazine): Honorable Mention – 16 Snafus – Fall 2009
  • Magazine Spread: Honorable Mention – Body of Art – Winter 2010

2009 European Young Journalist Award

2008 Mark of Excellence Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

National

  • Finalist, Best All-Around Independent Online Student Publication
  • Finalist, Online In-Depth Reporting, Staff, North by Northwestern, Northwestern University, “Freshman housing guide 2008
  • Finalist, Online Sports Reporting, Patrick St. Michel, Jason Plautz, Tom Giratikanon & Michael Lanning, Northwestern University, “North by Northwestern at the 2008 Alamo Bowl
  • Finalist, Online Opinion and Commentary, Jason Plautz, Northwestern University, “Why you should care

Regional

2007-2008 Hearst Journalism Awards

2008 National Online Pacemaker Awards

  • Finalist (Top 5), Magazine/Online-only Publication

2007 Mark of Excellence Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

National

  • Finalist, Best All-Around Independent Online Student Publication
  • 1st Place, Online Opinion & Commentary, by Derek Thompson

Regional

  • 1st Place, Best All-Around Independent Online Student Publication
  • 1st Place, Online Sports Reporting, “Outside the gates of Wrigley,” by Patrick St. Michel and Spencer Kornhaber
  • 1st Place, Online Opinion & Commentary, by Derek Thompson
  • 3rd Place, Online Opinion & Commentary, ““Why You Should Care”, by Jason Plautz
  • 2nd Place, Online Feature Reporting, “Ghost of cinema’s past,” by Paul Schrodt
  • 3rd Place, Online Feature Reporting, “A user’s guide to body art,” by Jessi Knowles
  • 3rd Place, Online News Reporting, “DM 2007,” by Tom Giratikanon, Patrick St. Michel and Spencer Kornhaber
  • 3rd Place, Online In-Depth Reporting, “Slam Poetry in Chicago,” by Mindy Zacharjasz, Tom Giratikanon and Jennifer Crespo

2006 Mark of Excellence Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

National

Regional