Feature Story

Journalism Grad Earns Five New York Press Association Awards

April 11, 2017 – by Cole Hatcher

Noah Manskar ’15 (photo courtesy of Sasha Turrentine)

Honors for Noah Manskar ’15 Include First Place in Spot News

As an Ohio Wesleyan University student, Noah Manskar ’15 once told a reporter: “In every story, there’s going to be a side that’s not heard. It’s imperative to look for the voice that needs to be heard by those in power and the public at-large.”

As a reporter and assistant managing editor for The Island Now in Williston Park, New York, Manskar is garnering acclaim for his journalistic abilities, earning five 2017 awards at the New York Press Association (NYPA)’s Better Newspaper contest, including first place in Spot News and third place in Rookie Reporter of the Year.

Manskar graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan, where he majored in journalism and pre-law, with minors in English and women's and gender studies.

He served as editor-in-chief and online editor of The Transcript student newspaper and earned the Department of Journalism’s Gilson Wright Award for Journalistic Enterprise, Helen B. Woodward Award, and William R. Diem Award.

In addition, Manskar served as moderator of the House of Peace and Justice small living unit and earned the Chaplain James Leslie Award for Peace and Justice.