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KSC’s Equinox Wins 15 Journalism Awards

The Society for Collegiate Journalists (SJC) has announced that the Keene State College student newspaper, The Equinox, received 12 awards in the national 2008 SJC competition, the second highest number of print journalism awards in the annual national competition. This is the second consecutive year that Keene State College journalists have received SJC awards.

“I am more than pleased,” said KSC President Helen Giles-Gee as she congratulated the students in an email. “I am ecstatic at this demonstration of exceptional talent. I am so proud of all of you and how well you represent Keene State College.”

The Society for Collegiate Journalists is a national society of collegiate mass communications. With more than 100 college and university chapters, it is the nation’s oldest organization designed solely to serve college journalists.

The Equinox is a weekly newspaper that is entirely student-produced. It has been publishing since 1929. Award winners (with judges) are:

News Stories, Second Place: Katie Gilligan, “Proposed Ordinance Targets Disorderly House.” (Robert Naylor, Director, Career Development/News, Associated Press, New York, New York)

Editorial, Honorable Mention: staff, “KSC Students Left in the Dark Again.” (Pat McCubbin, Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Series, First Place: Meghan Foley, Melissa Ball, Ian Lord, Randy Booth, Casie Brown, “Getting the Lead out: CDC Playground Lead Contamination,” (Robert Naylor, Associated Press); Series, Second Place: Meghan Foley, “Unions Seek to Organize Operating, Professional Staffs,” (Robert Naylor, Associated Press)

Sports News, Honorable Mention: Sean Berry, “KSC Implements Own Drug Testing Policy,” (Glen Kemery, senior editor, Yahoo! Sports)

Sports Features, Honorable Mention: Randy Booth, “I Felt Like I Had No One,” (Glen Kemery, Yahoo! Sports)

Graphic illustration, Third Place: Tyler Donnelly, 10/23/08 Equinox (Clay Bennett, editorial cartoonist, Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Photo Essay, First Place: Ryan McKernan, “Shut Down the SOA,” (Sterling Chen, feature page design, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Sports Page Layout, Third Place: Randy Booth, 12/4/08 Equinox, (Sterling Chen, Philadelphia Inquirer); Honorable Mention: Randy Booth, 10/30/08 Equinox, (Sterling Chen, Philadelphia Inquirer).

Inside Page Layout, Hard News, First Place: Randy Booth, 10/23/08 Equinox, C-2, (Sterling Chen, Philadelphia Inquirer); Third Place: Randy Booth, 10/23/08 Equinox, C-4, (Sterling Chen, Philadelphia Inquirer)

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