Friday, March 23, 2007

Crown and Best of Show Awards for The Ithacan

The Ithacan was presented with two Silver Crown Awards by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and an "Apple Award" for Best of Show at the Spring College Media Convention in New York City on March 17.

The Gold and Silver Crowns are the top honors awarded to college newspapers by the CSPA. The awards were for issues produced during the fall 2005 and spring 2006 semesters; Elizabeth Quill ’06 was the paper's editor in chief during that period.

The "Apple Award" is the convention's Best of Show award, presented in various categories for newspapers, magazines and yearbooks. The Ithacan has won this award four times in the six years it has been offered. This year's winning entry was produced during the fall semester under the editorship of Vanessa Schneider ’07.

In addition, Chris Baxter ’07 won a Certificate of Merit for News Feature Writing for Newspapers and Alejandro de los Rios ’07 won a Certificate of Merit for Sports Column Writing for Newspapers in CSPA's Gold Circle Awards.