Currier Times Reporter Wins National Journalism Award

By Currier Times Staff////

Currier Times reporter, Jake Force ’21, won the Grand Prize for best Web News Article in the country, at the recent National Electronic Media Association convention.

Last year, Currier Times student reporter, Jake Force ’21, spent months working on a three-part series for the Currier Times explaining how Covid had impacted the Curry campus. Last month, his hard work paid off as he won the Grand Prize in the Web News Article category at the prestigious National Electronic Media Association’s annual convention.

“It’s a great honor to win this award,” said Force, who is now a Master’s of Journalism student at Boston University. “I’m sure the work of the other students in this category were equally award-worthy.”

In addition to his journalism for the Currier Times, Jake was active at the college radio station, WMLN-FM 91.5, where he hosted sports programs and called games, as part of his Communication major. He hopes to pursue sports journalism when he completes his degree at B.U. next year.

“Sports is the field I want to get into, for sure,” said Force.

In fact, he recently completed a feature on longtime Boston Globe columnist, Dan Shaughnessy, that included a visit to Shaughnessy’s home, filled with sports memorabilia.

Currier Times faculty advisor, Prof. Jerry Gibbs, said this was a tremendous accomplishment.

“Jake put in months of work to make sure his article was fair and accurate,” said Gibbs. “To be named the best in the country is a proud moment for Jake, and for Curry College.”

For more information on Jake, visit his website at

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