Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ithacan Ranked as Gold Medalist

The Ithacan was recently named a gold medalist for the fall 2006 and spring 2007 semesters in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's annual college newspaper critique.
Each year the CSPA evaluates member papers on overall content, news, depth reporting, features, opinion/editorial, sports, arts/entertainment, editing/headline writing, and design/graphics on the basis of more than 150 specific criteria.
This year the paper's scores on the critique's 1,000-point scale was a near-perfect 994 for fall and 994 for spring.
The judge commented: "Clearly you are producing a top-notch paper. For me, the most appealing part of your product is the variety of topics being covered. They vary from serious topics to amusing and inventive ones."
The Ithacan is consistently ranked as a gold medalist in the CSPA critique.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Anna Uhls at the Post

Anna Uhls ’07 began working at in August. First hired as an editor in the Interactivity section, she worked with reader involvement and contribution to the site, including commenting, discussions, blogging, and new applications. This also allowed her to work on future innovative and exciting projects for the booming section on the site.
About a month after she began, a position in the Politics section opened at After interviewing, she got the job, and now splits her hours between Interactivity and Politics. She is thrilled with the opportunity to work with the editors and reporters on the politics team at the WashPost during such an exciting time in Washington.
But more importantly, last week at the WaPo T-shirt Contest, she got the honorary award (it didn't exist until she got there) of "Nerdiest" for her X-Files “Trust No One” shirt. She thinks she should have won “Sweetest.”

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bloomrose to Head for Iraq

Lieutenant Mike Bloomrose ’02 (editor in chief 2000–01), Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Navy, has volunteered for a six-month deployment as an individual augmentee to Iraq. Bloomrose will be working at Task Force 134, which acts as a liaison with the Iraqi criminal court system. Bloomrose will be deployed from mid-September 2007 to late April 2008, including training time. His wife, Melissa (Thornley) Bloomrose ’02, continues to live in Groton, Conn., where she is working on her master's degree in elementary education at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Another Year Begins

The new year at The Ithacan started strong with a package reporting on the announced departures of the president and three deans in the first issue and a second issue full of solid writing. The multi-media components of the Web site are growing in quality and quantity every week. And the entire paper is now available in PDF form each week.
Shown above (left to right), Managing Editor Tahleen Ovian ’09, Editor in Chief Erica Hendry ’09, News Editor Erin Geismar ’09 and Assistant News Editor Kathy Laluk ’10 discuss one of the pages for this Thursday's issue.