SC4 student newspaper honored at annual press convention
A delegation of editors and writers of from the Erie Square Gazette traveled to Central Michigan University on April 5 to participate in the Michigan Community College Press Association (MCCPA) annual convention.
At the conference, students from the Gazette participated in workshops, informational presentations, and an award ceremony celebrating the highlights of Michigan community college publications for the 2013-2014 year.
Awards cover 31 different categories covering various aspects of student press such as writing, photography, production design, and multimedia. The Erie Square Gazette left with 11 awards.
Additionally, our publication received a second place Turkey Award, for most humorous mistake made in Michigan community college media for the year.
The event was hosted by Central Michigan University’s Department of Journalism. Jiafei Yin, chairperson of the department, opened the ceremony by commending the attending student groups for being the next step in a bold new direction of journalism and multimedia.
Erik Simon, CMU Assiantant Director of CMU Career Services, presented on personal branding and using multimedia to impress employers.
Other professional guest speakers included Brian Manzullo of the Detroit Free Press, Chad Livengood and Ameila Eramyam from the Detroit News, Betsy Rau, a journalism professor at CMU, and Ken Stevens of the Muskegon Chronicle; who presented on various topics such as in-depth reporting, utilizing social media, photography, and finding jobs in the multimedia market.
MCCPA 2014 awards presented to Erie Square Gazette are as follows:
• Overall Newspaper Design, third place: Erie Square Gazette Staff
• General Excellence, honorable mention: Erie Square Gazette Staff
• Turkey Award, second place, Erie Square Gazette Staff
• In-Depth Reporting, third place: Jenelle Kalaf, Angela Stoecklin, and Erick Fredendall
• Sports News Story, third place: Donald Lierman
• Sports Feature Story, honorable mention: Donald Lierman
• Sports News Photo, second place: Kaylee Bert
• News Photo, honorable mention: Elizabeth Whittemore
• Cartoon Editorial, honorable mention: Rebecca Kelly
• Cartoon Editorial, first place: Matt Olack
• Student Journalist of the Year, honorable mention: Erick Fredendall
• Humorous Columns, second place: Erick Fredendall