Archive for April, 2011

The Beacon is a finalist for several awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Winners will be announced May 6th. Keep your fingers crossed!

Best News Section– Hannah Gray, Rosemary Peters, Enid Spitz, Laura Frazier  (Beacon News Section: The Road to River Campus & Your Safety on and off campus)

Best Features Section– Roya Ghorbani-Elizeh, Laura Frazier, Rosemary Peters, Elizabeth Tertadian (Living/Feature section)  From hall director on The Bluff to cop on the street and likealittle:Online flirting captures UP)

Best Special Section– Rosemary Peters, Andy Matarrese, Staff  (75th Anniversary of The Beacon)

Best News Story– Philippe Boutros, Hannah Gray  (Campus-wide alert leads to arrest)

Best Series– Andy Matarrese, Laura Frazier  (Foundation president withdraws from gala  / GSP works with UP administration)

Best Sports Story– Bruce Garlinghouse  (BOOM! Pilots fly high over No. 24 St. Mary’s)

Best Review -Enid Spitz  (Eat at Le Bistro Montage)

Best Photography– Kevin Kadooka  (BOOM! Pilots fly high over No. 24 St. Mary’s; Homecoming 2010;The inside scoop on the bell tower)

Best Graphic -Rosemary Peters

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Announcing the 2011-2012 Beacon Editorial Board

2011-2012 Beacon Editorial Board:

Editor-in-Chief: Rosemary Peters

News Editor: Hannah Gray

Features Editor: Laura Frazier

Opinions Editor: Caitlin Yilek

Sports Editor: John McCarty

Design Editor: Elizabeth Tertadian

Copy Editor: Jocelyne LaFortune

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College newpapers’ worst typos of the year

To see College Media Matters’  story on  the “Four Worst Campus Newspaper Typos of the Year,”  look here.

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‘Just received word that The Beacon won 2nd place for Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards for Region 10 (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana).

Also, reporter Caitlin Yilek’s story on Four Loko won 3rd place for Breaking News Reporting.

Photographer Erica Ellingsen’s car fire photo from last spring won 2nd place for Breaking News Photography.

Those two individual honors are especially significant since they were competing against entries from the big daily papers from large universities with full journalism curricula.

Congratulations, everyone!

-Nancy Copic

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