Film premiere

Winner of 2017 Society of Professional Journalists: Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest – best videographer and best of show
Winner of 2017 Best of USA Today Network Awards, Div III, digital storytelling, 2nd place
Winner of 2017 Best of USA Today Network Awards, Div III, consumer engagement, 2nd place
Winner of 2017 Associated Press Managing Editors awards – Div. I – Best Video 1st place
Winner of 2017 Associated Press Managing Editors awards, div. I, best public service, 1st place
Winner of 2017 USA Today Network journalism awards 1st quarter, div. III – consumer engagement, 1st place
Winner of 2017 USA Today Network journalism awards 1st quarter, div. III – digital storytelling, 1st place
Winner of 2017 USA Today Network journalism awards 1st quarter, div. III, video finalist
Winner of 2017 Media Network of Central Ohio, Feb. MVP Award, 1st place
Winner of 2017 Ohio News Photographers Association, Feb. clip contest, photo story, 3rd place
Winner of 2017 Ohio News Photographers Association, Feb. clip contest, portrait, honorable mention

Written articles by Daniel Carson

Written article by Daniel Carson – Part 1


Suicide: A grim reality

Written article by Daniel Carson – Part 2


Loved ones left with questions

Written article by Daniel Carson – Part 3


Suicide: the silent crisis – crushing the stigma

Videos – personal stories of suicide attempts

Videos series

Judges comments

“This multimedia project on local residents’ experiences with suicide that culminated in a community event would be ambitious for newsrooms of any size. But in a smaller newsroom with a team of only two people working on it is an amazing show of fortitude. Carson and Corfman took The News-Messenger’s audience on a journey into the effects suicide has on families and the community. Corfman’s movie-length documentary was widely acclaimed by the community and has been suggested to be shown in schools, before law enforcement organizations and civic organizations. This is an example of how dedication and perseverance can create an impactful conversation in a community.”
– USA Today Network journalism awards 1st quarter, div. III, consumer engagement, 1st place

“After a year of interviews and research, the reporter and photographer took the initiative to create a community premiere event and publicize it themselves. The response, including requests for the film to be shown at other venues and to include it in training programs, suggests that the deep insights into these victims will have positive impact and lead to meaningful long-term community partnerships.”
-Best of USA Today Network Awards, Div III, consumer engagement, 2nd place

“This is a remarkable telling of stories that aren’t often heard, using a 90-minute documentary to convey an unusual level of insight and emotion.”
-Best of USA Today Network Awards, Div III, digital storytelling, 2nd place

“Compelling, emotional and thought provoking. Great use of video to make this closer to home.”
-USA Today Network journalism awards 1st quarter, div. III, digital storytelling, 1st place

“The work put into this project was impressive, included the best quotes and b-roll.”
-USA Today Network journalism awards 1st quarter, div. III, video finalist