The Daily Cardinal received 17 awards from the Milwaukee Press Club on Friday, winning nine gold, three silver and five bronze awards in the club’s Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism contest.
The Milwaukee Press Club awards professional and collegiate media organizations based in Wisconsin for work published, broadcasted or posted online. Daily Cardinal recipients attended the Milwaukee Press Club Gridiron Awards Dinner honoring awardees at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.
The Press Club also recognized Mississippi Today investigative reporter Anna Wolfe for the Sacred Cat Award and Derek Mosley and George Stanley as 2023 Headliners at Friday’s dinner.
The Daily Cardinal received the following awards:
Thomas Jilk received the Bronze Award for Best Long Soft Feature Story. Jilk’s story explained the important role Wisconsin’s forests play in the lives of individuals, society and the planet.
Samantha Benish received the Gold Award for Best Short Hard Feature Story. Benish interviewed St. Mary’s Hospital nurse Arielle Graves about the struggles of working in healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jackson Walker won the Gold Award for Best Short Soft Feature Story. Walker featured former University of Wisconsin-Madison Marching Band Director Mike Leckrone on his performance of “Moments of Happiness” at the Overture Center.
Donnie Slusher earned the Bronze Award for Best Sports Story. Slusher outlined the complicated history of race in UW-Madison athletics.
Cormac LaLiberte received the Gold Award for Best Investigative Reporting. LaLiberte reported on the lack of Native American representation in UW-Madison’s student population.
In the visual journalism category, Taylor Wolfram won the Bronze Award for Best Still Photography for her photos of the Wisconsin vs. New Mexico State football game.
In the audio journalism category, Hope Karnopp and Tyler Katzenberger earned the Gold Award for Best News Story Single or Ongoing. Karnopp and Katzenberger reported on the closing of Interstate Plasma’s campus-area location on the Cardinal Call podcast.
Hope Karnopp and Donnie Slusher earned the Bronze Award for Best Sports Story in the audio journalism category. Karnopp and Slusher discussed the future of Badger Football on the Cardinal Call podcast after head coach Paul Chryst was fired in October.
The Daily Cardinal Staff received the Silver Award for Best Original Podcast, The Student Dive.
The Daily Cardinal received eight awards in the online exclusively category:
Hope Karnopp won the Silver Award for Best Use of Multimedia for the Cardinal Call podcast.
The Daily Cardinal Staff earned the Gold Award for Best Website Design.
Charlie Hildebrand earned the Gold Award for Best News Story. Hildebrand reported on the campus community’s reaction to an antisemitic Halloween costume seen on State Street.
Cormac LaLiberte and Noe Goldhaber won the Silver Award for Best News Story. LaLiberte and Goldhaber wrote about conservative speaker Matt Walsh’s views on gender ahead of his visit to UW-Madison in October 2022.
Rachel Hale received the Gold Award for Best Soft Feature Story. Hale interviewed Yonah Davis on his new student organization’s approach to dating, “It’s Just Coffee.”
Anupras Mohapatra won the Gold Award for Best Editorial or Commentary. Mohapatra discussed UW-Madison’s response to attacks against Asian students on campus.
In the category of Best Journalistic Use of Social Media to Tell or Enhance a Story, The Daily Cardinal Staff earned a Gold Award for live updates on protests at the Wisconsin Capitol following the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022 and a Bronze Award for live updates on Wisconsin’s 2022 midterm election races.
Ella Gorodetzky is the news manager of The Daily Cardinal.