More awards for Jamestown College newspaper, Student Media Center

The Jamestown College student newspaper was again named the best newspaper at the North Dakota Professional Communicators’ College Contest held April 8 in Grand Forks.

The Collegian and editor-in-chief April Baumgarten won first place in the Publication Regularly Edited by Entrant category, making it the best newspaper among colleges in North Dakota and Western Minnesota for the third consecutive year.

“This follows on the heels of February’s Best of the Midwest first place finish, putting The Collegian firmly ahead of its regional print competition,” says Steve Listopad, Jamestown College Student Media Center Director.

JCTV’s “KnightWatch” public affairs program and host and managing editor Matt Nies won first place in the Broadcast Special Programming category. The monthly hour-long program is produced by the Broadcast and New Media class in conjunction with the Jamestown College Student Media Center.

Other first place winners from Jamestown College were Nicholas Meehan in Sports Writing, Jordan Shive in Single News Photo and Griffin Sweazey in Single Sports Photo.

Second place winner was Caitlin Avey in Photo Essay.

Third place winners were April Baumgarten in Editorial and Leta Diede in Personal Column. Baumgarten also received an Honorable Mention in the Personality Profile category.

The 2011 NDPC college contest had 188 entries from 95 entrants and eight colleges and universities. Since 2006, Jamestown College has won 84 NDPC awards.

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