Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bringing home the hardware from ACP San Francisco

Jenna Valdespino photo

The Orion made its case for being one of the best college papers in the country by picking up three awards at the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter convention this weekend in San Francisco.

Hundreds of student journalists, some from as far away as Boston and Miami, attended and competed. The Orion will be adding a Best of Show  trophy to the display case in Tehama Hall for best weekly paper, a second-place  award for multimedia package and a fourth-place certificate for best large-school website.

1st place - Judges looked at a single issue of the paper. Editor-in-Chief Jenna Valdespino submitted the Nov. 28, 2012, edition, which had a front page story about President Paul Zingg suspending Chico State social fraternities and sororities and a front-page editorial about the suspensions.

2nd place multimedia package -  The paper submitted The Orion daily webcast for Nov. 6, 2012.

4th place large-school website for

I couldn't be prouder of everyone involved in The Orion this year. Congratulations!

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