Pyne Honor Prize Awarded to Former Journalism Student

February 22, 2018
John “Newby” Parton (Photo by Nick Barberio)

Senior John “Newby” Parton has been named a co-recipient of the University’s 2018 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.

A concentrator in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Parton is a recent student in two of the courses taught by Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence Joe Stephens: “The Media in America” and “Investigative Journalism.” He credits a project he completed in the latter as the foundation of his senior thesis on recusal failure among district court judges.

Parton shares this year’s Pyne Honor Prize with Maggie Pescok, a member of the Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows.

Read the full story on the University homepage.

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