While we were in New York at the College Media Convention, I received the following e-mail regarding the Society of Professional Journalists “Mark of Excellence Awards” for college newspapers in Region 10 (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska):
CONGRATULATIONS! The following entries from the University of Portland have been selected to receive Region 10 Mark of Excellence Awards. The actual place awarded will be announced at the awards ceremony next month:
|Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper-4 Year College/University
(everybody at The Beacon!)
|The Beacon||The Beacon, University of Portland|
|Breaking News Reporting-4 Year College/University
(Caitlin Yilek’s Four Loko story)
|The Beacon||Four Loko says goodbye to caffeine|
|Breaking News Photography-4 Year College/University
(Erica Ellingsen-Car fire photo, Feb 2010)
The Beacon placed at least 3rd in those categories in that five-state competition.
Watch for final results April 8 or 9th.
|The Beacon||Car fire remains a mystery|