Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Ithacan does it again!

We never get tired of saying it; CONGRATULATIONS!

The New York Press Association has named The Ithacan the best student newspaper in New York State for 2005. The award was presented at the NYPA's annual convention in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., April 9.

The Ithacan captured the award for the sixth time in seven years, first winning the award for General Excellence in the weekly newspaper division and then besting the Syracuse University Daily Orange, which won the award for General Excellence in the daily division, for best newspaper overall. Judges reported that The Ithacan had garnered more twice as many points as its closest competitor in the competition.

The Ithacan also won the statewide award for Best Design. The paper was redesigned last fall by design editors Matt Quintanilla ’07 and Nick Barajas ’08.

In addition, Ithacan staff members also also came out on top in a number of individual catetories:
First Place, Feature Writing — Katie Maslanka ’06, "Cutting the Cord," October 26, 2006
Second Place, Feature Writing — Jim Hawver ’07, "Spies Like Them," October 6, 2006
First Place, Column Writing — Katie Maslanka ’06, for columns written while studying in Ireland, Spring 2005
First Place, Photography — Rebecca Gardner ’05, for "Tom O'Cannon," March 31, 2005
Second Place, Photography — Gaby Immarino, "Taking Control," February 24, 2005

In other Ithacan awards news, the paper was awarded the Second Place Mark of Excellence Award for Best Non-Daily Newspaper in the Northeast Region for 2005 by the Society of Professional Journalists at the annual meeting at Rutgers University on April 1.

In addition, Emily Liu ’05 was awarded the SPJ's Second Place Mark of Excellence Award in the Feature Writing category for her story "Immigrant Flees to Protect child," which ran in the January 20, 2005 issue of The Ithacan.


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