The Jacket Journal, Black Hills State University’s student newspaper, earned a first place overall award in the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual newspaper competition. This is the second consecutive year the newspaper has won this award.

The newspaper was judged in a series of categories including content, page design, general plan, art/ads/illustrations, editing, and creativity. The newspaper earned the highest rating for advertising and illustrations with 110/120 points, with a total of 895 points out of 1000 overall.

“The Jacket Journal's student staff is as dedicated and committed as any that I have seen in my years as student newspaper advisor. Staff and students from Practicum (MCOM 495) and Basic Newswriting (MCOM 210) put in long hours collaborating and planning for each edition, always striving for the best possible outcome with each issue. They take a lot of care and pride in the news that they put out for both campus and community," said Mary Caton-Rosser, faculty advisor of the Jacket Journal and assistant professor of mass communication at BHSU.

All students on campus are welcome to participate in Practicum or Jacket Journal as a university organization. For more information about the Jacket Journal contact Caton-Rosser at Mary.CatonRosser@BHSU.edu or at 642-6422.