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Student Newspaper Takes Third at Regional Meet
MARCH 17, 2005--The UW-River Falls Student Voice took third place in the
Best of Show category at the Best of the Midwest college newspaper contest
at the Associated Collegiate Press Convention in Minneapolis in March.
Entrants in the Best of Show category are judged for overall excellence
in writing, editing, design and photography. First and second place went
to the University of Minnesota's Minnesota Daily and the University of
Iowa's Daily Iowan.
"We were up against dailies with huge budgets and staff," said
Derrick Williams, a journalism major from Stillwater, Minn., and this
semester's co-editor with Eric Quade, a journalism major from Bruce, Wis.
"Micheal Foley was the editor during fall semester, and those were
the issues we submitted. It was great to receive the award and be recognized
for our work."
While judges did not provide written critiques, Chad Rummel, contest coordinator
for the National Scholastic Press/Associated Collegiate Press, recalled
reviewing the newspaper. "I had a chance to critique the Student
Voice, and I was not surprised when the judges placed it high in the list
of excellent papers," said Rummel. "The paper has a strong sense
of the campus community in its coverage, and it was clear to me that the
members of the staff take their work seriously."
The annual convention brings together more than 100 collegiate newspapers
to compete in a variety of areas, regardless of budget, circulation or
"In my mind, this is actually a first-place win because the Voice
came out on top of all the weekly papers at the show and beat out some
dailies as well," said journalism associate Professor Patricia Berg,
the faculty advisor to the student newspaper. "I see how hard these
students work, week after week, and I'm very gratified to see their work
With a press run/circulation of 4,000 the Student Voice has a staff of
approximately 25-30 and is funded by student fee allocations and advertising
revenue. It published weekly September through May, except for university
term breaks, and is available at campus and community locations.
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