The Tablet’s annual High School Press Awards ceremony, held May 10 at the Diocese of Brooklyn’s offices in Park Slope, honored some of the outstanding journalism in school newspapers. For the first time since the event’s inauguration, a new category was introduced to the schools – “Best Multimedia Package”.
A total of eight high school newspapers from around the diocese went head to head with one another in order to earn a top spot in one of the 12 selected categories. The Stanner newspaper of Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, swept this year’s Tablet High School Press Awards May 4 by earning 10 awards, including first place in General Excellence.
“Teens talk to teens differently,” said Paron. “That’s why high school journalism matters.You can talk to other young people and get a story that no one else can get. If you’re not talking to them, that means 26 percent of the population isn’t getting their voice heard and part of the tenet in journalism is to be a voice to the voiceless.”
Every year, The Tablet invites all Catholic high school newspapers in the Diocese of Brooklyn to take part in a friendly competition. The editorial staff reads all the submissions and chooses winners based on the quality of work and how it serves the student body.
The Stanner, the newspaper of Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, swept this year’s Tablet High School Press Awards by earning 10 awards, including six first place titles.