U-High Midway

Berk Oto

Berk Oto, Managing Editor

Berk Oto joined the U-High Midway staff as a freshman with the Beginning Journalism program in the 2018-19 school year. He has since been promoted to managing editor. He enjoys learning and collaborating with other Midway staff members, writing profiles and expressing his opinions through columns. In addition to working for the Midway, he is also a varsity member of the U-High debate team.


2020 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, Virtual: Superior, press law and ethics

2020 Illinois Journalism Education Association: First place, single-page story package (with Ella Beiser, Julian Ingersoll, Ace Zhang), 96.2 p12 Whole new headspace

2020 Illinois Journalism Education Association: Third place, COVID-19 coverage (with Abigail Slimmon), Beach family repatriated after being stranded in Peru

2019 Illinois Journalism Education Association: Second place, single-story package (with Priyanka Shrijay, Grace Zhang, Jacob Posner, Leland Culver, Risa Cohen)

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