The Collegian is proud to announce it has been nominated for 13 awards by the California College Media Association — an annual competition including schools in the California State University and University of California systems.
The award nominations include: Best Website, Best Editorial, Best Column, Best Arts & Entertainment article, Best Newspaper Page Design, Best Headline Portfolio, Best Infographic, Best Use of Social Media, Best News Video, Best Black & White Ad, Best Color Ad, Best Sales Materials and Best Online Ad.
An award nomination means a confirmed award placing in a category, but the award placement won’t be announced until the awards banquet in February. Awards include 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention.
“I’m very proud of my team and our accomplishments. We’re not always the most popular organization on campus because of the nature of what we do,” said Troy Pope, Collegian Editor-in-Chief. “These awards keep our heads in the game and remind us that what we do is important. We often work ourselves ragged, but at the end of each semester we go home with an immense sense of pride.”
Nine current and former Collegian staffers placed this year. The students who won awards include: former art director Tim McAtee, general advertising manager Laura Maciel, former editor-in-chief Jesse Franz, former news editor Ricardo Cano, photo editor Darlene Wendels, opinion editor Megan Bronson, news editor Paul Schlesinger, former multimedia journalist Jonathan Roque and editor-in-chief Troy Pope.
The most nominations went to former art director Tim McAtee with four, and current editor-in-chief Troy Pope with eight.
“This competition means a lot because we’re up against bigger, richer schools like UCLA, UC Berkeley and USC,” Pope said.
Several Collegian staffers will go to Universal City in February to attend the annual CCMA Awards Banquet.
The Collegian has been serving the student body at Fresno State since 1922.
The complete list of award nominations is below:
- Best Newspaper Page/Design Spread
- Troy Pope and Ricardo Cano
- Jesse Franz and Troy Pope
- Troy Pope and Paul Schlesinger
- Darlene Wendels, Laura Maciel, Troy Pope and Tim McAtee
- Best Sales Promotion Materials
- Laura Maciel, Tim McAtee and Troy Pope
- Best Online Ad Advertisement