Friday, February 13, 2009

Berry College Newspaper Staff Earns Numerous State Awards

The Campus Carrier, Berry College’s student newspaper, earned five staff awards and two individual honors in this year’s Georgia College Press Association (GCPA) Better Newspaper Contest. The winners were announced Feb. 7 at the GCPA Press Institute in Athens, Ga.

The Campus Carrier earned recognition for overall excellence within a variety of categories in Senior B Division, which includes all Georgia colleges and universities with enrollments under 8,000.

Kevin Kleine, lecturer of journalism and student publications adviser, lauded the efforts of his student journalists.

“Berry students are among the best anywhere,” Kleine stated. “I think this newspaper staff does its best to provide the community with content that matters.”

Group awards won by the Carrier staff are as follows:

-Third Place – Best Community Service – News

-Third Place – Best Community Service – Features

-Third Place – Best Community Service – Sports

-Third Place – Best Community Service – Editorial Excellence

-Third Place – Improvement Award

Individual awards (won in competition with four-year schools of all enrollments) include:

-Caleb Bloodworth – Second Place – Best Review. Caleb is the son of William and Lisa Bloodworth of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

-Jay Zuckerman – Third Place – Best Sports Story

“We feel great to get recognition for our work,” said Ashton Staniszewski, editor of the Campus Carrier. “But the most important thing for us is to serve our fellow students with great coverage of the events and issues that our campus community cares about.

“We intend to improve in the future, and perhaps next year we can win this contest,” Staniszewski continued. “It is important to us to carry on a tradition of excellence in the quality of our student newspaper that has existed here for more than 100 years.” Staniszewski is the son of Roman and Ceres Staniszewski from Sarasota, Fla.

In addition to the contest results announced at the GCPA Press Institute, the organization also elected officers and board members for the coming year. Included in this group was Berry freshman Ashley McIntyre, daughter of Pauline and David McIntyre of Kennesaw, Ga., who will serve as secretary.

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