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The Pigtail and Cardinal News Network Awarded Silver Medal
The Pigtail student newspaper and the Cardinal News Network were awarded a Silver Medalist honor by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for last year's publications. This speaks to the hard work and dedication that the students put into the two publications. The publications were submitted for a detailed critique, which was returned today.
The judge in the comments stated the following, "It is obvious how much hard work and time are devoted to the multiple elements of the Pigtail and Cardinal News Online. The staff is building a strong foundation both digitally and in print. Congratulations on publishing a very good print and digital newspaper and your Silver Medalist honor."
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association helps guide student editors and faculty advisers who produce student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and online media. CSPA is owned by Columbia University and operated as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism. In 2011 digital media was added as part of the critique process.
The Pigtail and the Cardinal News Network were judged as a hybrid publication, joining the print and online mediums.
“It is wonderful to get the national recognition for the work our students are doing. Our publications are being judged against student publications in much larger schools with substantially larger staffs,” said Lynn Mellis Worthington, who is the advisor and teacher overseeing both. “I look forward to reviewing the suggestions with the editors of The Pigtail and students in the Digital Communications classes to see where we can make improvements to the publications.”
Congrats to all the students who contributed to the publications!
Cardinal News Network website http://www.cardinalnewsnetwork.org/
CSPA web site http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cspa/index.html