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Notre Dame Junior is This Year’s Nick Kristof Contest Winner

NicoleSgangaHeadshotThe John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy receives nowhere near the kind of media attention heaped on J-schools like Columbia, Northwestern and USC. But program director Bob Schmuhl is rightly expecting a recent development to help change that.

Long Island native and current student Nicole Sganga, who is majoring in film/TV/theater/political science with a minor in journalism/ethnics/democracy, is the winner of this year’s “Win a Trip with Nick Kristof” contest. She will travel with the Pulitzer winner this summer. From a report in student newspaper The Observer:

Sganga, who is currently studying abroad in Notre Dame’s London program, said she is trying to keep an open mind about the trip and looks forward to using her multimedia skills outside of the classroom.

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Deadspin Out-Reports Major Media with Manti Te’o Scoop

In case you haven’t heard: Deadspin unleashed the scoop of 2013 (so far) last night by revealing an elaborate hoax involving Manti Te’o, star Notre Dame linebacker. Deadspin’s well-reported account showed that Te’o's “girlfriend” that died of cancer never existed, and either Te’o, his family, and his friend were all involved in scamming the media, or Te’o was the victim of an insanely complex and malicious practical joke by someone he didn’t know.

The facts are still being uncovered, but this much is clear: Deadspin has a huge hit on its hands. As of now, Deadspin’s post has been viewed over 2.7 million times, and in being the first to break the story, Deadspin out-reported a slew of media heavyweights that didn’t bother investigating Te’o's claims.

Here are just a few of the major media entities that Deadspin beat:

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