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

NOLAshootout

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.

ACP Statement on Future Conventions

The Board of Directors of the Associated Collegiate Press is committed to provide quality support to student media organizations and advisers, and will continue to do so at its conventions for years to come. While the board is disappointed that the College Media Association has moved to formally sever ties after 2015, it looks forward to producing conventions in concert with CMA in 2014 in Philadelphia, and in 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Starting in fall 2016, a robust ACP fall convention will feature relevant and targeted program sessions, the Pacemaker Awards and opportunities for attendees to connect with exhibitors.

With transparency and financial accountability, 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.

NSPA Elects Three New Board Members

The National Scholastic Press Association has elected three new members to its Board of Directors. They are:

Ron Johnson: Mr. Johnson is director of student media at Indiana University. He is past president of the College Media Association, the Western Association of University Publications Managers and Kansas Associated Collegiate Press. He taught and directed student media at Kansas State University and Fort Hays State University. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.

Valerie Kibler: Ms. Kibler just finished her 25th year of teaching; for 15 of those years she has been at Harrisonburg High School in Virginia. She teaches advanced placement English Language with an Intensive Journalistic Writing focus, freshman journalism, and Journalism in the Digital Age for the online Virtual High School. She is the 2010 Dow Jones News Fund’s National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. A 1988 graduate of Virginia Tech, she is currently working toward a master’s degree in journalism education from Kent State University.

Sara Quinn: Ms. Quinn is on faculty at the Poynter Institute, specializing in multimedia innovation and news reading behaviors. She also directs Poynter’s College Fellowship. Quinn has conducted eyetracking research on print, online and mobile news technologies, and leads workshops on multimedia storytelling and news reading. Previously she was a designer, art director and assistant managing editor for visuals at newspapers in Kansas and Florida. She holds a master’s degree in illustration from Syracuse University.

The three join current board members Peter Bobkowski, Tim Dorway, Laura York Guy, Monica Hill, Chris Ison, Seth Lewis, and Ann Visser. Board president is Al Tims, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.

“NSPA has built a very strong board that includes some of the most distinguished scholastic and collegiate journalism leaders in the nation,” Tims said. “Ron, Valerie and Sara will help provide leadership that will assure NSPA will continue as a leader in this field for many years to come.”


The National Scholastic Press Association is a 92-year-old non-profit educational association that provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States. In addition to its original mission serving high school journalism, its Associated Collegiate Press division serves college, university and professional and technical school media. Student media in its headquarters state are organized under the Minnesota High School Press Association.

Diana Mitsu Klos named NSPA Executive Director

National Scholastic Press Association
Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 17, 2013

The National Scholastic Press Association board of directors has named Diana Mitsu Klos as its executive director. The appointment is effective immediately, and she will be full-time director as of Nov. 1.

Ms. Klos, a media education and nonprofits consultant based in northern Virginia, was a senior staff member at the American Society of News Editors from 1996 to 2012. At ASNE, she developed and secured grant funding for the High School Journalism Institute and the education and online hosting services hsj.org and my.hsj.org.  Previously she was staff writer, city editor and managing editor at daily newspapers in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. She also has served on the board of NSPA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from City College of New York.

The first woman executive director of NSPA in its 92-year history, Ms. Klos will lead a national organization that supports scholastic journalism at middle school, high school and college levels. The association provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States.

NSPA Board President Al Tims said of Ms. Klos’ appointment: “We are delighted to have found a journalism leader of Diana’s national stature to lead our organization. This is a time of dynamic change for journalism organizations of all kinds. Diana is the right person to help us reach and serve ever more young journalists and their advisers, throughout the nation.”

In addition to its original mission, dating back to 1921, of serving high school journalism, NSPA’s Associated Collegiate Press division serves college, university, and professional and technical school media. Student media in its headquarters state are organized under the Minnesota High School Press Association.

NSPA and its divisions operate eight conventions and workshops each year. The association also conducts contest and critique programs that define the highest standards of scholastic and college journalism and recognize those who meet them. NSPA also is a leading advocate for First Amendment and free press issues as they pertain to school journalism.

In serving scholastic and college journalism, NSPA works very closely with two partner organizations: the Journalism Education Association based in Manhattan, Kan., and College Media Association, based in Nashville, Tenn.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., NSPA has long and close ties to the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

NSPA Announces Finalists for Executive Director Position

The National Scholastic Press Association board of directors voted to approve a slate of four exceptional finalists for executive director at its annual meeting in Minneapolis on Saturday, September 28th.  Onsite interviews begin this week.

The finalists:

Ron Johnson is director of student media at Indiana University. He is past president of College Media Association, the Western Association of University Publications Managers and Kansas Associated Collegiate Press. Johnson taught and directed student media at Kansas State University and Fort Hays State University. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.

Diana Mitsu Klos is a media education and nonprofits consultant based in northern Virginia. As senior project director at the American Society of News Editors, she developed and secured grant funding for the High School Journalism Institute and the online hosting services hsj.org and my.hsj.org. Before her work at ASNE, she was staff writer, city editor and managing editor at daily newspapers in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the City College of New York.

Ira David Levy is the creator, executive producer and host of Pedal America, a national PBS and Create TV television series. He taught and advised student media at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago, and served on the board of directors of College Media Association. Levy began his journalism career in broadcasting at local television news stations in New York, and at CNN in Atlanta. He holds a master’s degree in writing from DePaul University.

Sara Quinn is on faculty at the Poynter Institute, specializing in multimedia innovation and news reading behaviors. She also directs Poynter’s College Fellowship. Quinn has conducted eyetracking research on print, online, and mobile news technologies, and leads workshops on multimedia storytelling and news reading. Before coming to Poynter, Quinn was a designer, art director and assistant managing editor for visuals at newspapers in Kansas and Florida. She holds a master’s degree in illustration from Syracuse University.

Disclosure: One of the finalists, Ms. Mitsu Klos, resigned from the NSPA board upon being named a finalist, and had recused herself from all matters related to the search at the point of her candidacy.

The National Scholastic Press Association is a 92-year-old non-profit educational association that provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States. In addition to its original mission serving high school journalism, its Associated Collegiate Press division serves college, university and professional and technical school media. Student media in its headquarters state are organized under the Minnesota High School Press Association.