Eight members of The Collegian traveled to Long Beach between March 1-3 for the annual journalism and awards conference hosted by the Associate Collegiate Press and the California College Media Association. The Collegian won 10 awards.

Collegian gets 10 journalism awards at annual conference

Fresno State’s student newspaper, The Collegian won nearly a dozen awards over the weekend during the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter Journalism Convention and subsequent California College Media Association awards banquet.

The conference was held in Long Beach from March 1-3. Hundreds of student journalists from across the U.S. and California joined for daily journalism workshops and to hear from professional speakers who gave tips and advice on operating student press. The conference culminated in an awards show for the competing schools.

The Collegian submitted its news website and print product for evaluation by judges and went against over 20 schools across the U.S. in the ACP’s “Best of Show” awards. Editors from The Collegian submitted the printed copy of the Feb. 28 issue, in which a breaking news story on a shooting across from campus was covered.

In the awards given at the CCMA banquet, The Collegian received recognition for work produced in 2017 at the university.

Eight students from The Collegian attended the conference, including four representatives from the advertising department and four representatives from the editorial department.

Below are the categories for which The Collegian was honored.

2018 Midwinter Convention Best of Show Awards

Four-year more than weekly newspaper – 5th place

Website for large school – 7th place

2018 California College Media Association Awards

Best photo illustration – 1st place

Best online advertisement – 1st place

Best non-breaking news writing – 1st place

Best mobile site – honorable mention

Best advertising special section – 3rd place

Best sales promotion materials – honorable mention

Best illustration/cartoon – 2nd place

Best newspaper website – 3rd place