Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Congratulations Team Newsday!

Newsday was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the Public Service category this year “for its use of in-depth reporting and digital tools to expose shootings, beatings and other concealed misconduct by some Long Island police officers, leading to the formation of a grand jury and an official review of police accountability.” Congratulations to our Ithacan alumni at Newsday — Erin Geismar ’09, Kaydi Poirier ’11 and Casey Musarra ’11! The Ithacan’s current multimedia editor, Deanna Romanoff ’14, will be joining the Newsday team as an intern this summer as well.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Spring 2003

#tbt Opinion Editor Joe Geraghty ’04 and Editor-in-Chief Ellen Stapleton ’03 in Spring 2003. Written on the back of the photo: “And I thought Joe wanted me in the picture with him for sentimental value…”

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Ithacan Named Best in New York State

Ramya Vijayagopal and Sabrina Knight with
the Ithacan’s awards at the 2014 NYPA convention.
The Ithacan has once again been named the Best College Newspaper in New York State by the New York Press Association. The award, the NYPA's top collegiate honor, was announced today at the organization’s annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Ithacan News Editor Sabrina Knight ’16 and Contributing Writer Ramya Vijayagopal ’17 accepted the awards on behalf of the paper. 

The awards are for work produced during calendar year 2013 (Kelsey O’Connor, spring 2013 editor-in-chief; Megan Devlin, fall 2013 editor-in-chief).

In addition to being named the best overall college paper in the state, The Ithacan and its staff members received the following awards:

Awards for the Paper
First Place for Best Website
First Place for Best Sports Coverage
Second Place for Editorial Writing
Third Place for General Excellence
Honorable Mention for Design

Awards for Individuals

First Place for Column Writing — Ramya Vijayagopal
Second Place for Column Writing — Rachael Hartford
First Place for Photography — Shawn Steiner
Third Place for Photography — Durst Breneiser

Shawn Steiner’s winning photo: Baritone saxophone player Mike Brown
plays for the audience at the Streetlight Manifesto concert. The Ithacan,
April 18, 2013, p. 14.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Throwback Thursday: 1998

#tbt The Ithacan wouldn’t be what it is without it’s advertising staff bringing in the bucks. Here are Business Manager Bonnie Flock ’01 (right) and Sales Manager Allie Ello ’99, way back in 1998. And to be fair to Allie, who had her back to the camera, here’s her good side, from that series of portraits Jay Miller’s editorial board took in front of that weird towel. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Fall 2003

#tbt “Proof of our political diversity in top editors." News editor Anne K. Walters ’04 and Managing Editor Caitlin Connelly ’05, Fall 2003.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Jack Curran Named 2014–15 Editor-in-Chief

The Ithaca College Board of Student Publications has appointed junior Jack Curran as editor-in-chief of The Ithacan for 2014-15. 
Curran, from Ballston Spa, N.Y., is currently the paper’s online news editor. He is a double major in journalism and economics. 
In addition to his work as an editor and staff writer at The Ithacan, he has served as an editorial intern at the investigative news website “City Limits” in New York City and as an assistant producer at ICTV’s Newswatch 16.
His term as editor-in-chief will begin at the end of the current academic year in May.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Graham Hebel Comes Back for a Visit

A lot of photo talent in one room: From left, “Year in Review”
Photo Editor Durst Breneiser, Assistant Photo Editor Amanda den Hartog,
Graham Hebel ’13,Staff Photographer Jennifer Williams and Photo Editor Tucker
Former Ithacan photo editor Graham Hebel ’13 returned to campus for a visit this afternoon. It was his first look at the new Ithacan office, which he found quite impressive. Everybody loves those windows!
Graham is currently working as a desktop publishing assistant for Newman Architects in their New Haven, Conn., office, employing his wide range of photo and design skills in support of the firm's marketing initiatives. 
He managed to catch up with former Ithacan colleagues Taylor Palmer and Durst Breneiser, who were in the office working on “Year in Review,”  and Editor-in-Chief Megan Devlin; he met several new editorial board members as well.