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‘Just received word that The Beacon received a Certificate of Merit at the Columbia Scholastic Press’ 2011 Gold Circle Awards at Columbia University in New York City.

Specifically, honors  went to Hannah Gray (News Editor), Elizabeth Tertadian (Page Designer) and Gaona Yang (Reporter) in the category of “Single subject news or feature package, single page.”

Below is the story/page design (“Making Sense of  Your Dollars”) that was recognized for its excellence:

The story,  through words, numbers and graphic design, examined how UP’s student government (ASUP) allocates the student activity fees that all students pay every semester. Click here for the full coverage.

About the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, according to its website:

The Association is owned by Columbia University and operated as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism.

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association serves student journalists as follows:

  • to make clear expression the standard for success;
  • to maintain the student media for students, by students and containing news of students;
  • to conduct contests and offer awards to make student media better than they were; and
  • to recognize that journalism can be a means towards broader understanding of society and people.

Congratulations to  Elizabeth, Gaona and Hannah!

-Nancy Copic

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