Two great jobs at our Minneapolis headquarters for two exceptional people

NSPA, ACP and MHSPA serve student media and advisers, introduce new ideas and reinforce best practices, reward excellence, embrace diversity, and provide ample networking and partnership opportunities.

Members are student-directed news organizations and publications. NSPA, ACP and MHSPA sponsor conventions and recognize the work of student journalists through honors, competitions and critiques and other educational activities.

We have a small but mighty staff that is mission-driven, resilient and drives change. We are making big strides in a short time. It’s challenging, demanding work, but is also highly satisfying and a privilege. That said, we are considerate of work-life balance, staff development and promote a collegial office environment.

The students who direct and participate in news organizations and publications, their aspirations, training and success (and their advisers) mean the world to us.

The successful candidates will be meticulous, be steady under pressure, meet deadlines, have strong journalistic judgment and be solutions-oriented. Candidates should describe how they’ve successfully juggled simultaneous projects and tasks. Both jobs require domestic travel.

Both positions are full-time and exempt; the successful candidates will report to the executive director.

Our current contest and critiques coordinator is serving admirably but found his calling at this time is to reside and work in Ohio. He will orchestrate a successful transition for his successor and we look forward to his future contributions as a contest judge.

Diana Mitsu Klos
Executive Director
612-625-7359; Diana@studentpress.org

38 Journalism Groups Urge President to Stop Excessive Controls on Public Information

July 8, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS – Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups (including Associated Collegiate Press) today called on President Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public.

The national organizations sent a letter to Obama today urging changes to policies that constrict information flow to the public, including prohibiting journalists from communicating with staff without going through public information offices, requiring government PIOs to vet interview questions and monitoring interviews between journalists and sources.

“The practices have become more and more pervasive throughout America, preventing information from getting to the public in an accurate and timely matter,” said David Cuillier, president of the Society of Professional Journalists. “The president pledged to be the most transparent in history. He can start by ending these practices now.”

The letter, which you can find at http://www.spj.org/news.asp?ref=1253, outlines other specific examples of the excessive information control, considered by some as a form of censorship:

  • Officials blocking reporters’ requests to talk to specific staff people;
  • Excessive delays in answering interview requests that stretch past reporters’ deadlines;
  • Officials conveying information “on background,” refusing to give reporters what should be public information unless they agree not to say who is speaking.
  • Federal agencies blackballing reporters who write critically of them.

Never before has such a broad-based coalition of journalism and good-governance organizations spoken out on this issue. The growing number of examples of “mediated access” have not just frustrated journalists but have led to specific cases of important information not reaching the public.

“Our members find that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency press staff routinely block them from getting needed information — even in a public health crisis, even when the agency is rolling out new regulations and it’s important to localize the story,” said Beth Parke, executive director of the Society of Environmental Journalists. “Anytime officials suppress information or downplay scientific findings, they are interfering with the public’s right to know. When reporters are ignored, and access is denied, news stories suffer and the public is cheated.”

In addition to the letter, the organizations provided the White House with resources on the issue and a list of obstruction examples. They asked the administration to set up an avenue through which such incidents can be reported.

SPJ and SEJ urge journalists to join them in fighting these trends in public and private entities at the national, state and local levels. News outlets can resist these trends by publishing editorials, explaining the tactics in news stories and openly resisting them whenever they occur. Journalists are invited to sign up for further information by emailingkfoxhall@verizon.net. To see the letter that was sent in full to President Obama click here.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information about SPJ, please visit http://www.spj.org/.

The 38 groups who signed the letter are:

American Agricultural Editors’ Association

American Agricultural Editors’ Association Professional Improvement Foundation

American Society of Journalists and Authors

American Society of Business Publication Editors

American Society of News Editors

Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association

Asian American Journalists Association

Associated Collegiate Press

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Association of Opinion Journalists

Center for Media and Democracy

College Media Association

Colorado Press Women

Defending Dissent Foundation

Journalism Education Association

Investigative Reporters and Editors

iSolon.org

North American Agricultural Journalists

National Federation of Press Women

National Newspaper Association

National Press Foundation

National Press Photographers Association

National Scholastic Press Association

Native American Journalists Association

Online News Association

OpenTheGovernment.org

The Poynter Institute

Project on Government Oversight

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

Public Radio News Directors Incorporated

Radio Television Digital News Association

Regional Reporters Association

Reporters without Boarders

Society of Environmental Journalists

Society of Professional Journalists

Student Press Law Center

Tully Center for Free Speech at Syracuse University

UNITY Journalists for Diversity

 

Poynter and Associated Collegiate Press join forces to train journalism’s best and brightest students

The Poynter Institute and Associated Collegiate Press to provide college media students and their advisers exclusive discounted access to innovative e-learning journalism training.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 21, 2014) – College media students and their advisers can begin receiving discounted access to online journalism training via The Poynter Institute’s e-learning site, News University, as an additional membership benefit from Associated Collegiate Press.

Members of ACP will be granted access to specific online courses, training packages and certificate programs on Poynter’s NewsU at a significant discount as a result of the alliance and as part of this three-year initiative, which launches today. Details can be found at ACP’s website.

In exchange, Poynter’s NewsU curriculum will strengthen the foundation for journalistic excellence among “the best and brightest students about to embark on professional journalism careers,” according to Howard Finberg, director of business development at Poynter.

“The courses and certificate programs will provide new opportunities for students to supplement their on-campus scholarship and to round out their resumes,” Finberg added. “Advisers will benefit from greater opportunities to gain discounts to vital resources, exchange curriculum ideas and strengthen their networks.”

Poynter’s NewsU has always had a strong connection to college journalism, with more than 20 percent of its registered users journalism educators or students.

The partnership also extends online resources to student-directed news and media organizations in underserved communities.

“We encourage college journalists and their advisers to help lead the media and technology revolution. Together, ACP and Poynter’s NewsU promote excellence and integrity in the practice of journalism and in the practical leadership of successful businesses,” said ACP Executive Director Diana Mitsu Klos.

“This new partnership is a milestone. By teaming with Poynter’s NewsU, ACP members and their advisers have greater access to what are widely recognized as among the world’s most innovative online journalism and media training programs,” Klos said.

The alliance stands to benefit thousands of students who are staffers at ACP’s member publications, which include online/digital news organizations, newspapers, yearbooks, magazines and broadcast operations.

“Our members are in the vanguard of shaping 21st century journalism and this is precisely the type of forward-looking, inclusive partnership that we are proud to be part of,” said Albert Tims, Ph.D., president of the ACP board of directors and director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.

About The Poynter Institute
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is an international leader in journalism education, and a strategy center that stands for uncompromising excellence in journalism, media and 21st century public discourse. Poynter faculty teach seminars and workshops at the Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and at conferences and organizational sites around the world. Its e-learning division, NewsU, offers the world’s largest online journalism curriculum in 6 languages, with more than 400 interactive courses and 290,000 registered users in more than 200 countries. The Institute’s website produces 24-hour coverage of news about media, ethics, technology, the business of news and the trends that currently define and redefine journalism news reporting. The world’s top journalists and media innovators come to Poynter to learn and teach new generations of reporters, storytellers, media inventors, designers, visual journalists, documentarians and broadcast producers, and to build public awareness about journalism, media, the First Amendment and protected discourse that serves democracy and the public good.

About the Associated Collegiate Press
Based in Minneapolis, ACP is the largest and oldest national membership organization for college student journalists. Founded in 1921, ACP is steadfast in its mission to serve student media and advisers, introduce new ideas and reinforce best practices, reward excellence, embrace diversity, and provide ample networking and partnership opportunities. ACP members include about 1,000 online/digital news organizations, newspapers, yearbooks, magazines and broadcast programs.

2013 ACP Yearbook Pacemaker Finalists

View the list of finalists

The 2013 ACP Yearbook Pacemaker contest yielded a total of 42 entries. A team of judges comprised of experienced journalism professionals and educators traveled to Minneapolis in late January to select the finalists.

Entries were divided into two proportionate categories based on total page count. Judges completed an initial elimination round and considered a number of factors as disqualifiers, such as illegal photo usage or lack of body copy.

After the elimination round, judges spent a day and a half selecting the 10 finalists.

The Pacemaker winners will be announced for the first time at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Philadelphia, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2014.

Razorback
Razorback

Univ. of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Ark.

 

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Tower

Loyola Marymount Univ.
Los Angeles, Calif.

 

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Bruin Life
Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Calif.

 

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I
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Univ. of Miami
Coral Gables, Fla.

 

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Talisman

Western Kentucky Univ.
Bowling Green, Ky.

 

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Tower

Northwest Missouri State Univ.
Maryville, Mo.

 

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Agromeck

North Carolina State Univ.
Raleigh, N.C.

 

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Sooner

Univ. of Oklahoma
Norman, Okla.

 

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Aggieland
Texas A&M Univ.
College Station, Texas

 

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Bugle
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.

Highlights of the ACP National College Journalism Convention in San Diego

A few must-see links:

A column by New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan on her remarks and Q&A with college journalism students and their advisers: Lodestars in a Murky Media World

A portion of her Feb. 28, 2014 remarks on YouTube, courtesy of freelance journalist Ken Stone.

Robert Hernandez of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism: Due to mechanical issues and some weather, I couldn’t make it to San Diego in time to deliver my keynote, The Power of Code, to the Associated Collegiate Press conference. So, we decided to experiment and do an Ask Me Anything (AMA) from my plane somewhere over Colorado (March 2, 2014).
Here it is in Storify: My AMA/keynote for @ACPress from an airplane

The Campanil, based at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., live-tweeted remarks from Google Media Outreach Lead Nicholas Whitaker.

Other session highlights, as reported by The Campanil.

Here’s the convention website.

Plenty of comments and coverage from attendees at @acpress and #acpsd on Twitter.

Photos to be posted soon.

Have something to contribute? Send to Diana@studentpress.org

Please mark your calendars to join us in 2015 (Feb. 26 to March 1) in Los Angeles at the Sheraton Universal.

ACP Best of Show winners from the 30th annual National College Journalism Convention

Student news organizations from across the country competed for the honor in San Diego during the ACP National College Journalism Convention. The gathering took place Feb. 27 to March 2 at The Catamaran Hotel & Resort.

Best of Show
ACP 30th annual National College Journalism Convention
San Diego, March 2, 2014

ACP Best of Show San Diego 2014 Multimedia Package

1. Mustang Daily
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

2. The Vermont Cynic
University of Vermont, Burlington

3. Dixie Sun
Dixie College, St. George, Utah

ACP Best of Show San Diego 2014 Special Edition

1. The Sun
Southwestern College, Chula Vista, Calif.

2. The Pioneer
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.

3. Mustang Daily
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

4. The Daily Targum
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

ACP Best of Show
 San Diego 2014 Four-year Daily Newspaper

1. The Daily Targum
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

ACP Best of Show
 San Diego 2014 Four-year Less Than Weekly

1. The Banner
California Baptist University, Riverside

2. Horizons
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz.

3. Insight
University of Nevada, Reno

4. Pace Press
Pace University, New York

5. Independent
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago

6. Keystone
Kutztown University, Penn.

7. Hope International Tribune
Hope International University, Fullerton, Calif.

8. Independent
Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colo.

9. The Vermont Cynic
University of Vermont, Burlington

10. The Otter Realm
California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside

ACP Best of Show
 San Diego 2014 Four-year Weekly Newspaper

1. The Orion
California State University, Chico

2. UCSD Guardian
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

3. The Observer
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Wash.

4. UVU Review
Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

5. Observer
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

6. The Chimes
Biola University, La Mirada, Calif.

7. Guilfordian
Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.

8. The Occidental Weekly
Occidental College, Los Angeles

9. Pointer
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

10. The Hawkeye
University of Louisiana at Monroe

ACP Best of Show San Diego 2014 Two-year Newspaper

1. The Sun
Southwestern College, Chula Vista, Calif.

2. Telescope
Palomar College, San Marcos, Calif.

3. Clark College Independent
Clark College, Vancouver, Wash.

4. CNM Chronicle
Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque

5. Northwest Trail
Northwest College, Powell, Wyo.

6. The Custodian
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

7. The Glacier
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Ill.

8. The Times
Milwaukee Area Technical College

ACP Best of Show San Diego 2014 Website Large School

1. Mustang Daily
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

2. The Orion
California State University, Chico

3. The Daily Californian
University of California, Berkeley

4 The Nevada Sagebrush
University of Nevada, Reno

5. UVU Review
Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

6. The Tartan
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

7. The Times
Milwaukee Area Technical College

8. Highlander
University of California, Riverside

9. The Glacier
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Ill.

10. Clark College Independent
Clark College, Vancouver, Wash.

ACP Best of Show San Diego 2014 Website Small School

1. The Occidental Weekly
Occidental College, Los Angeles

2. The Vermont Cynic
University of Vermont, Burlington

3. Retort
Montana State University, Billings

4. The Chimes
Biola University, La Mirada, Calif.

5. Berkeley Beacon
Emerson College, Boston

6. The Student
Springfield College, Springfield, Mass.

7. The Cuestonian
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

8. The Pioneer
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.

9. The Suffolk Journal
Suffolk University, Boston

10. Guilfordian
Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.

 

ACP announces Best of Midwest Awards

There were many strong entries at the Best of Midwest College Journalism Convention in Minneapolis Feb. 7-9, 2014. With entries for both the Best of the Midwest Individual Awards and Best of Show, judges had a lot of great student work to cull through and picked a strong representation of outstanding student media.

To see who headed home with Best of the Midwest Individual Awards & Best of Show, follow this link: http://studentpress.org/acp/winners/b14bs.html

 

ACP Announces 2013 Pacemaker Winners

For immediate release:
Nov. 20, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS  -  The Pacemaker awards, the highest honor in the collegiate press, were recently presented to 126 honorees by the Associated Collegiate Press.

ACP also presented 137 Best in Show awards, 272 Individual awards and the College Press Freedom Award during the 2013 National College Media Convention held in New Orleans Oct. 23-27.

“College news organizations and students that win Pacemaker Awards or Best of Show honors set the tempo for quality scholastic journalism and media nationwide,” said Diana Mitsu Klos, executive director of Associated Collegiate Press and its affiliated group, the National Scholastic Press Association.

The Pacemaker, which ACP launched in 1927, is judged and awarded based on coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, design, photography, art and graphics.

The Pacemaker categories are: Newspaper, Online, Magazine and Yearbook. For Best of Show, only news organizations, publications and broadcast teams with students in attendance at the convention are eligible to enter the contest.

There were 617 submissions for Pacemakers,  2,526 for Individual awards and 375 submissions for the Best of Show contests.

To find an electronic copy of Pacemaker winner(s) affiliated with your college or university, please go to: http://studentpress.org/acp/contests.html#mpm

For more information contact:

Grace Christiansen, ACP Contests and Critiques Coordinator
grace@studentpress.org
612-625-4337

2013 ACP Newspaper Pacemaker Winners

Four-year Daily Newspaper

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.

  • Charles Scudder, Michael Auslen, editors
  • Ron Johnson/Ruth Witmer, advisers

The Daily Iowan, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

The Harvard Crimson, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass.

The Daily Tar Heel, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.

The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State Univ., State College, Pa.

  • Casey McDermott, editor
  • Jim Rodenbush, adviser

Four-year Non-daily Newspaper

Loyolan, Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Adrien Jarvis, Kevin O’Keeffe, editors
  • Tom Nelson, adviser

The GW Hatchet, George Washington Univ., Washington, D.C.

Spinnaker, Univ. of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.

The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College, Chicago, Ill.

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

Tulane Hullabaloo, Tulane Univ., New Orleans, La.

The News-Letter, Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, Md.

The Tech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

The Heights, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Central Michigan Life, Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant, Mich.

The Universe, Brigham Young Univ., Provo, Utah

  • Rebecca Lane, editor
  • Steve Fidel, adviser

Two-year College Newspaper

El Don, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Calif.

  • Marissa Adams, editor
  • C.W. Little, adviser

The Reporter, Miami Dade College, North Campus, Miami, Fla.

The Voice, Washtenaw CC, Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Ben Solis, editor
  • Keith Gave, adviser

The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wis.

  • Doug Kirchberg, adviser

Online Pacemaker Winners

Online-only

The Red Line Project, DePaul Univ., Chicago, Ill.

The NewsHouse, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, N.Y.

TCU 360, Texas Christian Univ., Fort Worth, Texas

Broadcast

distraction magazine, Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

North by Northwestern, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, Ill.

Newspaper 10001-20000 Enrollment

Calgary Journal Online, Mount Royal Univ., Calgary, Alberta

TheMiamiHurricane.com, Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

Chicago Maroon, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

www.StudLife.com, Washington Univ., St. Louis, Mo.

The Daily Orange, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, N.Y.

Newspaper 5000 or Fewer Enrollment

Mars’ Hill Online, Trinity Western Univ., Langley, B.C.
The Current, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Observer, Fordham Univ., Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y.
Old Gold & Black, Wake Forest Univ., Winston-Salem, N.C.
VanCougar, Washington State Univ., Vancouver, Vancouver, Wash.
The Pioneer, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.

Newspaper 5001-10000 Enrollment

  • The Chimes, Biola Univ., La Mirada, Calif.
  • chimes.biola.edu
  • Elizabeth Sallie, editor
  • John Curtin, adviser
Minaret, Univ. of Tampa, Tampa, Fla.

The Harvard Crimson, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass.

The Ithacan, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.
The New School Free Press, Eugene Lang College, New York, N.Y.

Newspaper More than 20000 Enrollment

dailywildcat.com, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
The Daily Californian, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
Kansan.com, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.
mndaily.com, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
dailytarheel.com, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Badger Herald, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.

Magazine Pacemaker Winners

Feature
The Daily Bruin, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
Inside, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.
Drake Magazine, Drake Univ. School of Journalism, Des Moines, Iowa
Ethos, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
  • Lacey Jarrell, Gracie Roberts, editors
  • Connor Corr, adviser
Flux, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

Literary (Four-year)

Tusk, California State Univ., Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif.

  • Bahar Sharareh, editor
  • Jeffrey Brody, adviser
The Yale Literary Magazine, Yale Univ., New Haven, Conn.
Periphery, Drake Univ., Des Moines, Iowa
Scribendi, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

Literary (Two-year)

American River Review, American River College, Sacramento, Calif.
  • Claire Davis, Rachel Gardner, editors
  • Michael Spurgeon, adviser

Yearbook Pacemaker Winners

Razorback, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Nick Carter, editor
  • Steve Wilkes, adviser
Tower, Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Sheree Shea, Gretchen Helpenstell, editors
  • Tom Nelson, adviser
Ibis, Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
  • Genevieve Stack, editor
  • Randy Stano, adviser
Talisman, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Ashley Wittenborn, editor
  • Katie Clark/Charlotte Turtle, advisers
Agromeck, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, N.C.
  • Kathryn Glaser, Susannah Brinkley, editors
  • Martha Collins, adviser
Sooner, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
  • Bryan Dugan, editor
  • Lori Brooks, adviser
The 2013 Best of Show recipients:
To find an electronic copy of Best of Show winner(s) affiliated with your college or university, please go to: http://studentpress.org/acp/winners/f13bs.html

Literary Magazine

1. Windhover, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, N.C.
Lisa Dickson, editor
Martha Collins/Patrick Neal, advisers
2. Miscellany, College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
3. Tusk, California State Univ., Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif.
Maggie Guillen, editor
Jeffrey Brody/Arnold Holland, advisers
4. Breakwall, Cuyahoga CC, Cleveland, Ohio
Lauren Mangan, editor
John F. Hagan, adviser
5. The Peel, Appalachian State Univ., Boone, N.C.
Olivia Wilkes, editor
Allison Bennet Dyche, adviser
6. Telolith, Seward County CC, Liberal, Kan.
7. Archarios, Coastal Carolina Univ., Conway, S.C.
8. Port City Review, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga.

Multimedia Package

1. The Pendulum, Elon Univ., Elon, N.C.
http://www.elonpendulum.com/2012/11/gauging-obamacare
2. Iowa State Daily, Iowa State Univ., Ames, Iowa
http://iowastatedaily.com/news/article_c387d92e-1b25-11e3-8478-0019bb2963f4.html
3. The Vermont Cynic, Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
http://www.vermontcynic.com/news/housing-plan-would-help-city-s-low-vacancy-1.2839909#.UmhcY5QacbA

Feature Magazine

1. Pursuit, California Baptist Univ., Riverside, Calif.
2. Distraction, Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
3. Spinnaker, Univ. of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.
4. The Burr, Kent State Univ., Kent, Ohio
5. Panorama, Univ. of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas
David Alvarado, Andrea De La Vega, editors
Donna Pazdera, adviser
6. Colonnades, Elon Univ., Elon, N.C.
7. Los Angeles Collegian, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, Calif.
Denise Barrett, editor
Rhonda Guess, adviser
8. Drake Magazine, Drake Univ. School of Journalism, Des Moines, Iowa
9. Legacy, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, La.
Katherine Macdonald, editor
Robert Ritter, adviser
10. Profile, Hendrix College, Conway, Ark.
James Owen, editor
Dr. Alice Hines, adviser

Four-year Daily Newspaper

1. The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, W.V.
Carlee Lammers, editor
Alan R Waters, adviser
2. The Crimson White, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Mazie Bryant, editor
Mark Mayfield/Paul Wright, advisers
3. Daily Nebraskan, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
Hailey Konnath, editor
Daniel Shattil, adviser
4. The Daily Targum, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, N.J.
5. The Daily Gamecock, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
Sydney Patterson, editor
Scott Lindenberg, adviser
6. The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State Univ., State College, Pa.
Brittany Horn, editor
Jim Rodenbush, adviser
7. Iowa State Daily, Iowa State Univ., Ames, Iowa
8. Indiana Daily Student, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.
Mark Keierleber, editor
Ron Johnson/Ruth Witmer, advisers
9. Daily Kent Stater, Kent State Univ., Kent, Ohio
10. The Baylor Lariat, Baylor Univ., Waco, Texas
Greg Devries, editor
Julie Freeman/Paul Carr, advisers

Four-year Non-weekly

1. The Mercury, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas
2. The Banner, California Baptist Univ., Riverside, Calif.
3. Bard Free Press, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.
J.p. lawrence, editor
J.P. Lawrence/Joey Sims, advisers
4. Forum, Westminster College of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jessie Smith, editor
Kim Zarkin, adviser
5. Bells, Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Waco, Texas
Katelyn Holm, editor
Vicky Kendig, adviser
6. Pauw Wow, St. Peter’s Univ., Jersey City, N.J.
7. The Rattler, St. Mary’s Univ., San Antonio, Texas

Four-year Weekly Broadsheet

1. The Volante, Univ. of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D.
Megan Card, editor
Chuck Baldwin, adviser
2. DePaulia, DePaul Univ., Chicago, Ill.
3. The Murray State News, Murray State Univ., Murray, Ky.
4. The Red & Black, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
5. College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, Ky.
Michael McKay, editor
Chuck Clark/John Tebult, advisers
6. Arches, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, Wis.
7. The Journal, Webster Univ., St. Louis, Mo.
Megan Favigano, editor
Larry Baden, adviser
8. Collegian, South Dakota State Univ., Brookings, S.D.
9. The Orion, California State Univ., Chico, Chico, Calif.
10. The Arkansas Traveler, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.

Four-year Weekly Tabloid

1. Spinnaker, Univ. of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.
2. Northwest Trail, Northwest College, Powell, Wyo.
Cheyenne Wiley, editor
Rob Breeding, adviser
3. The Miami Hurricane, Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
Stephanie Parra, editor
Bob Radziewicz, adviser
4. The Signal, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, Ga.
Chris Shattuck, editor
Bryce McNeil, adviser
5. Signal, California State Univ., Stanislaus, Turlock, Calif.
Kailey Fisicaro, editor
Greg Jacquay/Joe Carranza, advisers
6. Ledger, Univ. of Washington, Tacoma, Tacoma, Wash.
Markas Grove, editor
Niki Reading, adviser
7. The Observer, Central Washington Univ., Ellensburg, Wash.
8. Cardinal Points, State Univ. of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
9. The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, Tenn.
10. Whitworthian, Whitworth Univ., Spokane, Wash.

Special Edition

1. University Press, Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, Fla.
2. The Daily Targum, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, N.J.
3. Daily O’Collegian, Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, Okla.
4. The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn Univ., Auburn University, Ala.
Kelsey Davis, editor
Judy Riedl/Austin Phillips, advisers
5. The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State Univ., State College, Pa.
6. Crusader, Seward County CC, Liberal, Kan.
7. Tech Talk, Louisiana Tech Univ., Ruston, La.
8. The Montage, St. Louis CC, Meramec, St. Louis, Mo.
9. The Vermont Cynic, Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
Mike Eaton, editor
Chris Evans, adviser
10. The Pioneer, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.

Two-year Newspaper

1. Wingspan, Laramie County CC, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Mandy Neely, Kasey Orr, editors
Rosalind Schliske/J.L. O’Brien, advisers
2. The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wis.
Michael Klein, editor
Doug Kirchberg, adviser
3. The Reflector, Mount Royal Univ., Calgary, Alberta
4. The Et Cetera, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas
5. Silhouette, Garden City CC, Garden City, Kan.
6. The Voice, Washtenaw CC, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Maria Rigou, editor
Keith Gave, adviser

Two-year Non-weekly Newspaper

1. El Don, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Calif.
C. Harol Pierce, editor
C.W. Little, adviser
2. The Sentinel, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Christina Villagomez, editor
Geoff Carr, adviser
3. Crusader, Seward County CC, Liberal, Kan.

Website Enrollment Level 1

1. Bells, Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Waco, Texas
http://thebells.umhb.edu
2. Tulane Hullabaloo, Tulane Univ., New Orleans, La.
http://tulanehullabaloo.com
3. Old Gold and Black, Wake Forest Univ., Winston-Salem, N.C.
http://www.oldgoldandblack.com
4. Forum, Westminster College of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, Utah
http://forumfortnightly.com
5. The Chimes, Biola Univ., La Mirada, Calif.
http://chimes.biola.edu
6. Equinox, Keene State College, Keene, N.H.
http://keene-equinox.com
7. Observer, Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, Ohio
observer.case.edu
8. The Beacon, Univ. of Portland, Portland, Ore.
http://upbeacon.com
9. The Rattler, St. Mary’s Univ., San Antonio, Texas
http://www.stmurattlernews.com
10. The Voice, Washtenaw CC, Ann Arbor, Mich.
http://washtenawvoice.com

Website Enrollment Level 2

1. The Banner, California Baptist Univ., Riverside, Calif.
http://cbubanner.com
2. Shield, Univ. of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Ind.
http://usishield.com
3. The Pendulum, Elon Univ., Elon, N.C.
http://www.elonpendulum.com
4. Griffon News, Missouri Western State Univ., St. Joseph, Mo.
http://www.thegriffonnnews.com
5. The Argonaut, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
http://uiargonaut.com
6. Las Positas Express, Las Positas College, Livermore, Calif.
http://lpcexpressnews.com
7. The Rocket, Slippery Rock Univ., Slippery Rock, Pa.
http://www.theonlinerocket.com
8. The Snapper, Millersville Univ., Millersville, Pa.
http://thesnapper.com
9. District, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga.
http://www.scaddistrict.com
10. The State Hornet, Sacramento State Univ., Sacramento, Calif.
Ryan Kuhn, editor
Holly Heyser, adviser

Website Enrollment Level 3

1. The Weal, SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary, Alberta
http://theweal.com
Giselle Wedemire, editor
Jim Cunningham, adviser
2. The Orion, California State Univ., Chico, Chico, Calif.
http://www.theorion.com
3. The Appalachian, Appalachian State Univ., Boone, N.C.
http://theappalachianonline.com
4. The Sun, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, Calif.
http://theswcsun.com
5. Highlander, Univ. of California, Riverside, Riverside, Calif.
http://highlandernews.org
6. The Easterner, Eastern Washington Univ., Cheney, Wash.
http://easterneronline.com
7. The Miami Hurricane, Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
http://distractionmagazine.com
8. The Daily Eastern News, Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston, Ill.
http://dailyeasternnews.com
9. Alestle, Southern Illinois Univ.-Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Ill.
http://www.alestlelive.com
10. The Arkansas Traveler, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
http://uatrav.com

Website Enrollment Level 4

1. The Mace & Crown, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, Va.
http://www.maceandcrown.com/
2. The Times, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wis.
http://www.matctimes360.com
3. The Daily Titan, California State Univ., Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif.
http://dailytitan.com
4. The Red & Black, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
http://redandblack.com
5. Corsair, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Calif.
http://thecorsaironline.com
6. UVU Review, Utah Valley Univ., Orem, Utah
http://www.uvureview.com
7. El Don, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Calif.
http://eldonnews.org
8. The Signal, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, Ga.
http://georgiastatesignal.com
9. Campus News, East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, Calif.
http://elaccampusnews.com
10. The Shorthorn, Univ. of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
http://theshorthorn.com

Yearbook 300 or More Pages

1. Round Up, Baylor Univ., Waco, Texas
2. Agromeck, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, N.C.
Alex Sanchez, editor
Martha Collins, adviser
3. Tower, Northwest Missouri State Univ., Maryville, Mo.
Kari Colts, editor
Steven Chappell, adviser
4. Le Souvenir, Southeastern Louisiana Univ., Hammond, La.
Michael Dinino, editor
Lee E. Lind/Lorraine F. Peppo, advisers
5. Campanile, Rice Univ., Houston, Texas
6. Ibis, Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
Sandra Montalvo, editor
Randy Stano, adviser
7. Talisman, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, Ky.
Amber Plunkett, editor
Katie Clark/Charlotte Turtle, advisers
8. Arbutus, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.
RAchel Wisinski, editor
Ronald Johnson, adviser
9. Tower, Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles, Calif.
Sheree Shea, editor
Tom Nelson, adviser
10. Razorback, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.

Yearbook Fewer than 300 pages

1. Warbler, Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston, Ill.
2. Blue and Gold, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
Delia Li, editor
Chris Wong, adviser
3. Griffon Yearbook, Missouri Western State Univ., St. Joseph, Mo.
4. Crossings, Roger Williams Univ., Bristol, R.I.
5. Ilium, Taylor Univ., Upland, Ind.
Taylor Blake, editor
Mike Saunier, adviser
6. Edda, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Alexandra Hjerpe, editor
Janet Blank-Libra/Jeffrey Miller, advisers
7. Citadel, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, Calif.
8. Excalibur, Evangel Univ., Springfield, Mo.
Anna Lester, editor
Nancy Pace-Miller, adviser
9. Diverge, SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary, Alberta
10. Diorama, Univ. of North Alabama, Florence, Ala.

NOLA13 Photo Shootout Winners

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At the College Media Association and Associated Collegiate Press New Orleans National College Media Convention nearly 100 photojournalists shot photos around the city around the theme “All that Jazz.” Photographers submitted 79 entries into the competition. Bradley Wilson coordinated the photo adventure.

To see a gallery of the photos taken and get a sense of what NOLA was like during the convention, check out the set on Flickr.

See below for the winners of the Photo Shootout and their publication’s adviser.

FIRST PLACE: Tiffany Fields, Lenoir-Rhyne University (Adviser: Richard Gould)

The French Quarter is home to artists of all kinds who showcase their talents along the busy sidewalks of its famous streets. One artist, Bo Battle also known as Silverman, performs his work differently. During the busy daylight hours and into the night he sits at the corner of Decatur and St. Phillip without moving an inch. After he closes up shop, his personality shines as bright as his silver skin, offering friendly advice and smiles to all who pass.

SECOND PLACE: Taylor Craig Sutton, University of Georgia (Adviser:Ed Morales)

Maggie Halsted a 29 year-old from Columbia, Mo., snaps a picture on her cell phone of Robotron a 52 year-old street performer from New Orleans on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Robotron has been performing in New Orleans for 25 years.

THIRD PLACE AND CLASS FAVORITE: Bosley Jarrett, Vanderbilt University (Chris Carroll)

Mark Smith plays “The Saints Go Marching In” on the tuba with other homeless men outside of Jackson Square. Shortly after, Mark’s peers scolded him for taking improvisational liberties instead of playing the standard fare. Passersby danced and sang along with Mark and the other performers during their performance on Oct. 25, 2013.

HONORABLE MENTION: Crystal Schick, SAIT Polytechnic, (Publishing Manager: Heather Setka)

Josh Wingerter blends in with the famous heads behind him, which he creates from scratch himself at the Frenchman Art Market in New Orleans on Fri. Oct. 25, 2013. Wingerter has been designing and building these art pieces for only the last six month, but has already started advance techniques, like adding texture to the work. The backdrops are newspaper wrapped canvas’s, then several layers of stenciling, then after about six hours of work, are finished of with a hard resin.

HONORABLE MENTION — Jessica Bills, California Baptist University (Adviser: Michael Chute)

On the corner of Dumaine and Dauphine, Paul Melancon, 45 sales representative, adjusts his shirt’s buttons while having cigarette after a trim at the Headquarters Barber Shop. He has lived in New Orleans since his youth, but left after Hurricane Katrina to stay in Pomona, Calif. with the Red Cross. On Aug. 26, 2006, he moved back to the city though “things weren’t right” he said when he returned. He said, “They preserved the culture, they have modernized the city tremendously.” Melancon’s love for this city can be seen through his interactions with the people, whether he asks old friends’ doctor appointments or new friends’ lives. Though the city has changed post Katrina, one thing has remained for Melancon. He said, “I mean smoking is never going to change, cause I mean its New Orleans.”

HONORABLE MENTION: Danielle Veenstra, College of Central Florida (Adviser: Rob Marino)

“Little Drummer Boy”Darius Lindsley is a 12-year-old street performer, who plays his unconventional drum every night on Bourbon Street. With five years of experience under his small belt, Lindsley saves the money he receives to buy himself nice things. “I earn a lot of money to buy things like new shoes,”said Lindsley. "These Air Jordans are the best in stock!” When told he has talent, Lindsley replies with “Thanks, I get that a lot.”


Thank you to our Photo Shootout Judges:

Rex Curry, Orlando Flores, Bryan Marley, Cary Conover, Jeff Reeves, Matt Hagen, Scott Strazzante, Joe Michaud-Scorza, Brad Smith, Ryan Perry, David Massy, Ted Jackson, Alex Sanchez, Chuck Cook, Matt Stamey, David Kasnic, Paul Friesen, Jason Ivester, Gary Lundren, Stan Godwin, Nathan Hardin, Lauren Roberts, Susan Poag

Best of Show honor to The Volante stands

On Oct. 30, the editor of The Volante, the student newspaper at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, published a note to readers revealing that questionable sources arose in multiple articles written by a now-former Volante reporter.

Editor Megan Card wrote that over the course of nine months, the now former staff member wrote six articles with as many as 10 student sources that have yet to be verified for their existence. While the writer denies fabricating sources, verifications could not be made and he was terminated on Oct. 28.

The Volante received a “Best of Show” award last week from the Associated Collegiate Press at the National College Media Convention in New Orleans.

As ACP became aware of this issue, we immediately checked our records to see if any issues of The Volante submitted for the contest matched those in which the stories in question were published.

The issues of The Volante submitted and judged did not contain any of the stories in question. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that the Best of Show award to The Volante stands.