Knightly News Wins High School Journalism Prize

South Bronx's Eximius College Preparatory Academy was a winner at today's Newsies.

That’s not a typo in our headline. The newspaper at Eximius College Preparatory Academy in the South Bronx spells it the King Arthur-Batman way. And today, at the 13th annual Newsies, the Knightly News, a paper started in 2015 and guided by 11th Grade journalism and English teacher Rachel Renick Anderson, won the top prize in the Best New Newspaper category.


The awards, hosted today at Baruch College as part of the New York City High School Journalism Conference, featured a visit from CNN Digital vice president for programming S. Mitra Kalita, a lunchtime press conference given by New York chief digital officer Sree Srinivasan and various workshops. Among the instructional sessions were “The Devil Is in the Details: Copyediting 101,” presented by Dan Adkison of The New York Times, and “No Cheering in the Press Box: Objective Sports Reporting,” with Nate Chura.

On the Photojournalism prize side, the winner was Emma Harwood, from Brooklyn Technical High School, for her photos of New York’s Chinese New Year celebrations. Congrats to all of this year’s honorees and kudos to the adults at the New York Daily News for the great coverage.