Thursday, April 02, 2015

Ithacan Website Named Best in New York State

But wait, there’s more ...
Evan Sobkowicz
In addition to the numerous awards presented to The Ithacan by the New York Press Association mentioned in an earlier post, the NYPA also named the Ithacan website the best in New York state. Congratulations to webmaster Evan Sobkowicz ’17 for his terrific website design and constant innovation. 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Ithacan’s New Banner: Forever May It Wave

Editor-in-Chief Jack Curran, Managing
Editor Kira Maddox and the new banner.
Grace Clauss, our design editor, created this cool new banner to use at Ithaca Today and other events. Also, after years of deliberation, we finally agreed on a new tagline. “Accuracy, Independence, Integrity.” I think it sums up The Ithacan pretty well.

Kira Maddox Named Next Ithacan Editor-in-Chief

Junior journalism major Kira Maddox has been selected as the 2015–16 editor-in-chief of The Ithacan.
The Ithaca College Board of Student Publications interviewed Maddox and junior integrated marketing communications major Sabrina Knight on March 30 and recommended Maddox to Roy H. Park School of Communications Dean Diane Gayeski, who made the appointment.
Maddox began at the paper as a copy editor, then joined the editorial board as proofreader and, this year, as managing editor. In the latter two position, she has read and edited every story published in The Ithacan for the past two years. She will be the paper’s first managing editor to also serve as editor-in-chief.
In addition, she has interned at the Utica (N.Y.) Observer-Dispatch and will be interning at the Syracuse Media Group this summer. 

NYPA Once Again Names The Ithacan the Best College Newspaper in New York State

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 March 28 at the organization’s annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Ithacan Editor-in-Chief Jack Curran ’15, Managing Editor Kira Maddox ’16, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Mary Ford ’17, Multimedia Editor Alexis Forde ’17 and Chief Copy Editor Rachel Wolfgang ’17 attended the convention and accepted the award on behalf of the paper.
The award is for work produced during the calendar year 2014 (Megan Devlin ’14, spring editor-in-chief; Jack Curran ’15, fall 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 
Awards for Individuals

Amelia Erikson
Steven Pirani
Jack Curran

Caitie Ihrig and Yana Mazurkevich
Spring 2014 Sports Editor Steve Derderian, Fall 2014
Sports Editor Miles Surrey and current Sports Editor
Kristen Gowdy