The Center for Sustainable Journalism, the publisher of the JJIE.org, has been named a finalist by the Online News Association (ONA) in the Student Projects category.
The multimedia story, Battling Meth: A Mother’s Road to Recovery, was completely produced and edited by five Journalism and Citizen Media track students for their Department of Communication capstone project at Kennesaw State University. It was published by the JJIE in March 2014. The students are Shaddi Abusaid, Daniela Duron, Elizabeth Keener, Roger Newton and Lindsay Walker.
The story, featured in the JJIE’s digital magazine, follows a young mother, Lindsay Curio, and her struggles with methamphetamine addiction in rural Georgia.
Others chosen as finalists in the large group student category include NYCity News Service at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism and Carnegie-Knight21 at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The winning entry will be announced at the ONA annual conference in late September.
The ONA is the largest association of online journalist in the world. Founded in 2000, the organization makes awards each year across the industry. Finalists in other categories include The New York Times, NPR and ProPublica.
Past winners in the student categories include Boston University, the University of California at Berkeley School of Journalism and the University of Miami School of Communication.