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.

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