Sunday, April 28, 2013


This month marked my 500th issue as adviser of The Ithacan. Five hundred Wednesday nights of sheer ... well, never mind. The editors bought me a cake, and we celebrated by spending yet another Wednesday night producing an issue of the best college weekly in the country. I let assistant photo editor Durst Breneiser take my picture (anyone who knows me knows how happy I was about that), and here it is. I can't imagine any more satisfying career.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

SPJ Names Ithacan Best in the Northeast

The Society of Professional Journalists has once again named The Ithacan the Best Nondaily Student Newspaper in the Northeast Region. The paper received the first place Mark of Excellence Award this afternoon at the SPJ Region 1 conference at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

The paper now goes on to compete against the winners in the other 11 SPJ regions for the national Mark of Excellence Award. The winner will be announced at the SPJ national convention this fall. The SPJ is the largest professional organization of reporters and editors in the country.

SPJ named The Ithacan the Best Nondaily Student Newspaper in the country in 2012.

Friday, April 12, 2013

More Recognition for The Ithacan’s Website

The Ithacan has once again been named a finalist for the Online Pacemaker Award by the Associated Collegiate Press.

The winners of the award — widely regarded as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism”  — will be announced at this fall's National College Media Convention in New Orleans on October 26. The Ithacan's website won the Online Pacemaker in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012, and was a finalist in 2009.

The Associated College Press is the oldest and largest membership organization of college journalists in the country. 

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Here's Our Next Editor in Chief

Junior Megan Devlin has been named editor in chief of The Ithacan for the 2013–14 academic year. She was appointed to the position by the Ithaca College Board of Student Publications at its annual meeting on April 8.

A Park Scholar in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, Devlin is a Communication Management and Design major with minors in journalism and sociology.

Devlin served as assistant Accent section editor at The Ithacan in spring 2011 and opinion editor in the fall of that year. She has worked as an editorial intern at both The American Prospect and the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., and as a community rights intern at Global Exchange in San Francisco. She spent the spring 2012 semester studying in Morocco.

This summer she will be a fellow in the New Sector Alliance San Francisco program, working with an NGO as a communications consultant to improve its social impact.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Ithacan Named Best in New York State

From left: NYPA presenter
Jim Bilinski, design editor
Emily Fuller and assistant
news editor Sabrina Knight.
The New York Press Association has named The Ithacan the Best Overall College Newspaper in New York State for 2012 in its annual Better College Newspaper competition. The award was presented April 6 at the NYPA’s annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  

 The paper also received a Second Place Award for Design and a Second Place Award for Sports Coverage. The awards are for work published during the 2012 calendar year (Aaron Edwards ’12, spring semester editor; Kelsey O'Connor ’13, fall semester editor).

In addition, the following individual Ithacan staff members received awards:
  • Allie Healy ’14, First Place for Feature Story, for "Misconception," February 16, 2012, p. 13.
  • Megan Devlin ’14, First Place for Photography, for the lead photo in “Foreign Focus,” March 29, 2012, p. 28.
  • Sabrina Knight ’16, Second Place for Photography, for “When Push Comes to Shove,” October 11, 2012, p. 28.
  • Candace King ’15, Honorable Mention for Feature Writing, for “Man in the Middle,”April 12, 2012, p. 15.
The winning photographs can be viewed in The Ithacan’s online PDF archive.