Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New York Press Association Names The Ithacan Best College Newspaper in New York State

The Ithacan has been named the Best College Newspaper in New York State for 2016 by the New York Press Association. The award, the NYPA's top collegiate honor, was announced April 8 at the organization's annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Ithacan Editor-in-Chief Kayla Dwyer ’17, Webmaster Evan Sobkowicz ’17 and Proofreader Ben Gaynor ’17 attended the convention and accepted the award on behalf of the paper. The award was for work produced during calendar year 2016 (Kira Maddox ’16, spring editor-in-chief; Kayla Dwyer ’17, 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
First Place for General Excellence
First Place for Editorials
First Place for Sports Coverage
Second Place for Design
Third Place for Website 

Awards for Individuals
First Place for News Story — Sophia Tulp ’19 and Faith Meckley ’18
Third Place for News Story — Lauren Murray ’18 and Matt Hornick ’18
Honorable Mention for News Story — Vinica Weiss ’17
First Place for Feature Story — Faith Meckley ’18
Third Place for Feature Story — Mary Ford ’17
First Place for Photography — Yana Mazurkevich ’18
Third Place for Photography — Caitie Ihrig ’18

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