The Daily Cardinal has received 12 Milwaukee Press Club awards, including three for investigative reporting


The Daily Cardinal received 12 awards from the Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Competition.including four gold awards and all three awards in the Best Investigative Reporting category.

Members of The Daily Cardinal attended the Gridiron Awards Dinner at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee on Friday to accept the newspaper’s awards.

The Milwaukee Press Club also honored former Wisconsin governor and University of Wisconsin system president Tommy Thompson and CNN chief congressional correspondent Manu Raju. The students had a chance to meet Thompson and Raju before dinner.

The Daily Cardinal is honored to receive the following awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

Will Cioci received the Gold Award for Best Pandemic Story in Print. through text and photos, Cioci shared the emotions and experiences of freshmen whose senior years of high school have been “turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Samantha Henschel received the Bronze Award for Best News Story. Henschel reported online fraud after digitizing the ticketing process for University of Wisconsin-Madison football games.

In the audio category, Hope Karnopp received the Gold Award for Best News Story Single or Ongoing for an Follow the cardinal call with Henschel’s story. The segment was broadcast on WORT-FM.

Kalli Anderson received the Bronze Award for Best Long Soft Feature Story. Anderson covered the story of former Badger soccer player Daniel Howell Jr.who works at Porchlight, Inc. and returned to UW-Madison to earn his bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Amelia Zollner received the Bronze Award for Best Short Hard Feature Story. Zollner reported on Unmask UWan organization formed to challenge the campus mask mandate.

In the Online Exclusive category, Sophia Vento and Lekha Kchoria received the Bronze Award for Best News Story. Vento and Kachoria reported on an event with Senator Ted Cruz where the organizers had left campus due to UW-Madison’s mask policy.

The Daily Cardinal received all three awards in the Best Investigative Reporting category.

Cailyn Schiltz and Natalie Zientek received the Gold Award. They reported on UW-Madison’s admissions processes and decisions Endangering survivors of sexual assault.

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Cailyn Schiltz also received the Silver Award. Schiltz reported on the unsafe conditions experienced by many student tenants in Madison’s competitive and expensive housing market.

Addison Lathers received the Bronze Award. Lathers reported on why the Lakeshore Path, sometimes referred to as the “Rapeshore Path,” isn’t lit when many students feel unsafe at night.

In the Visual Journalism category, Taylor Wolfram received the Gold Award for Best Stand Photograph/Photos. Wolfram captured the moments after the Badgers clinch the NCAA Volleyball Championship.

In the Audio category, members of The Student Dive podcast received the Bronze Award. Honor Durham, Gaby Vinick, Cole Wozniak and Julia Wiessing were honored for their first of three episodes with stories from the fall semester action project that examined student housing choices.

Finally, The Daily Cardinal Staff received the Silver Award for Best Website Design. The Daily Cardinal has been redesigned website went live last spring.

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