The newsroom at Oregon State University’s daily newspaper, The Barometer is celebrating numerous accolades from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The society’s Northwest region awarded OSU’s Barometer with the top award during the annual conference in Tacoma, WA on March 31st. The Barometer was award with the highest honor, best student newspaper in the five-state area. The awards didn’t stop there. The newspaper also received the following Mark of Excellence awards:
First place, “Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper” 4-year college/university
First place, “Sports Column Writing”, 4-year college/university, Jesse Severson writer
First place, “Breaking News Reporting” 4-year college/university, Kristin Pugmire writer
Second place, “General News Photography” 4 year college/university, Vinay Bikkina photographer
Second place, “Sports Column Writing” 4-year college/university, Grady Garrett writer
Second place, “Sports Writing” 4-year college/university, Grady Garrett writer
This is not the first time The Daily Barometer has been recognized by the Society. SPJ honored The Barometer as the best daily student newspaper in the nation in 2001, and tied for second place in 2002. The 2012 first place region award winners will go on to the national Society of Professional Journalists competition on September 20-22, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We wish them luck during the upcoming competitions!
To learn more about OSU’s student media: KBVR-TV, KBVR-FM, Prism Magazine, Beaver Yearbook and The Daily Barometer newspaper click here.
Thanks for reading…CYN