Jacket Journal newspaper wins first in nationwide competition

Author: BHSU Communications/Wednesday, June 1, 2016/Categories: 2016

The Black Hills State University student-run newspaper, Jacket Journal, won first place in a nationwide competition from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA).

The BHSU Jacket Journal won the ASPA first place distinction based on the Association's judgment of page design, story layout, graphics, headlining, cover design, advertising placement, photography, and more.

Dr. Mary Caton-Rosser, assistant professor of mass communications at BHSU and faculty advisor of the Jacket Journal, said the campus paper is an essential display of a University's culture.

"I think [the award] is a testimony to the hard work, knowledge, and skills of the mass communications program and students at BHSU. The process of creating the Jacket Journal is never ending. Student staff follow a weekly editing and production process to create news and information for Jacket Journal and its 365/24/7 component BHSUMedia.com," Caton-Rosser said.

The Jacket Journal continues to strive for excellence and thrive through the work of BHSU students. Students in BHSU courses Practicum (MCOM 495) and Basic Newswriting (MCOM 210) publish in the Jacket Journal five times throughout the school year.  

The ASPA Scholastic Newspaper Awards recognizes high class work of literary magazines and newspapers from high schools and colleges nationwide. The BHSU campus newspaper has received first place awards from ASPA among other first place special merit awards since 2007.

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