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Students United Podcast Awarded Fourth Place in National Scholastic Press Association's Best of Show



INDIANAPOLIS -- The Students United Reporting Network – a news consortium and network entirely dedicated to student news programming – was awarded fourth place in the National Scholastic Press Association's "Best of Show" podcast competition for Spring 2020. The announcement was made during a video presentation on April 17, 2020 at 1 PM EST.


"Students United" is the Students United Report Network's flagship podcast. In early March, Students United was honored by the Quill and Scroll Society – a worldwide scholastic journalism honors society – in their podcast and multimedia competition. Read about that award here.


On January 24, 2020, Students United published an investigative report examining the Department of Justice's investigation into the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), a non-profit involved in the college admissions. Due to the investigation, NACAC was essentially forced to remove critical provisions in their "Code of Ethics," a decision that could have a negative impact on students aiming to apply to college.


The 23-minute piece – Students United's first podcast – featured interviews with Eric Hoover of the Chronicle for Higher Education, who spent almost two years covering the investigation; Jeff Miles, a lawyer who represented NACAC throughout the DOJ inquiry; Emmi Harward, the President of the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools; and Jim Jump, a former President of NACAC.


You can listen to the Students United Podcast wherever you get your podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, etc). For more information on this award-winning episode, see our post about it from earlier this year, or you can listen to it on Spotify below.



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© 2020 by David Wolfe Bender.

Photos courtesy of the Freedom Forum Institute.